Advanced Technology Intraocular Lenses
After the natural lens of the eye is removed during cataract surgery, a new artificial intraocular lens (IOL) is implanted. IOL technology has made great advancements to give patients many options when having cataract surgery, frequently reducing the need for glasses or contact lenses. How often glasses are needed after cataract surgery will depend on the type of IOL implanted. We can help you choose the right type of lens implant to match your goals and lifestyle.
Presbyopia is the need for reading glasses or bifocals for intermediate and near activities, like using the computer or reading. Presbyopia-correcting IOL include Extended Depth of Focus and Multifocal Lenses. These lenses either stretch the focal point or create multiple focal points, giving the patient clear distance, intermediate, and near vision. This technology can greatly reduce the patient’s need for glasses for a variety of activities. Depending on your hobbies and lifestyle needs, your surgeon will help you decide which lens is the right one for you.
Astigmatism is present when the cornea (the clear tissue at the front portion of the eye) is not perfectly round like a basketball, but more like a football. Astigmatism keeps an image from being focused sharply and affects distance, intermediate, and near vision. An astigmatism-correcting IOL, also called a Toric IOL, can dramatically reduce the amount of astigmatism. This produces vision that is much more in focus and reduces the need for prescription glasses.