INTROCULAR LENS (IOL) OPTIONS

There are three main types of IOLs, each with their own indications, benefits, and uses.

 

BASIC MONOFOCAL LENS - "monofocal" lens that provides clear, crisp vision at one focal point (typically distance).

  • You will have clear vision for distance activities including driving, movies, watching TV.

  • You WILL need reading glasses to see anything up close (computer, books, phone, etc.)

  • This lens is usually the most appropriate option for patient with other eye diseases like glaucoma and macular degeneration.

  • This lens IS covered by Medicare and commercial insurance plans.

TORIC LENS - "monofocal" lens that corrects high levels of astigmatism. 

  • Astigmatism is caused by the curvature of the cornea that may produce blurry vision. It is corrected with glasses/contacts.

  • The difference between this lens and the "basic monodical lens" is that the toric will give you the best chance for sharpest vision without glasses. 

  • Since this is a monofocal lens, typically focused for distance vision, you WILL need glasses for reading and near vision activities.

  • This lens is NOT covered by Medicare or commercial insurance plans.

PREMIUM MULTIFOCAL LENS - premium lens option that corrects for both distance and near vision.

  • This lens is most appropriate for patients with otherwise healthy eyes (no other existing eye problems).

  • You can expect to be able to perform most activities without relying on glasses including driving, reading, and using the computer.

  • You may still need glasses for very small print or in certain, specific situations.

  • You may experience glare/starbursts after the surgery. These are NORMAL and typically only occur in specific situations that varies from person to person. They usually get better as the eyes continue to heal and the brain gets used to the new lenses. 

  • This lens is NOT covered by Medicare or commercial insurance. 

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SEE FAR AWAY
with clear distance vision
SEE A SHOW
WATCH TV
​DRIVE A CAR
SEE AT ARM'S LENGTH
with enhanced intermediate vision
USE A COMPUTER
READ A MENU
SEE THE DASHBOARD
READ A BOOK
USE A CELL PHONE
SEWING AND CRAFTS
SEE UP CLOSE
with everyday near vision
CATARACTS
BASIC MONOFOCAL 
PREMIUM MULTIFOCAL
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