New advances in technology have allowed for the development of IOLs which allow patients to see clearly at multiple distances while decreasing their dependency on glasses. There are several different types of advanced technology lens implants and services available. Your doctor will work with you to decide which lens is best for your individual lifestyle and needs.
Multifocal/EDOF Intraocular Lenses
Multifocal and EDOF lenses provide correctin for distance and near built into the lens, decreasing dependency on glasses for distance, intermediate and most near activities.
Multifocal lenses provide vision at different distances. Light rays are brought into clear focus at distance, intermediate and near providing corrected vision for most visual activities. Multifocal lenses may be associated with mild halos and glare at night in a small group of patients.
EDOF (extended depth of focus) lenses extend light rays into sharp focus at distance and intermediate providing corrected vision for most activities. Reading glasses may be needed for fine print materials.
There is an extra cost for this lens.
What is Astigmatism? It is when the cornea is oval instead of round and this has to be corrected to improve the vision.
Toric Intraocular Lens (Toric IOL)
This IOL has correction for astigmatism built into the lens, making the patient more independent of glasses for seeing in the distance (far away). It is also a single focus implant; therefore, glasses are required for reading and for other near focusing activities.
Femtosecond Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery
Femtosecond Laser performs several steps of cataract surgery and can treat smaller amounts of corneal astigmatism. This improves uncorrected distance vision and decreases dependence on glasses after surgery by reducing astigmatism. Glasses are required for reading and other near activities after surgery.
There is an extra cost for these premium services.
Monofocal intraocular lens (Standard IOL)
This implant is a single-focus lens, which means it focuses your vision at one distance. Most often, the implant power is selected to give the best vision for far away. It is necessary to use glasses for reading, computer and other close activities. Some patients with astigmatism, nearsightedness or farsightedness after surgery may need bifocals or progressive glasses to improve both distance and near vision. All patients are candidates for this lens.
There is no extra charge for this lens.