Premium Intraocular Lenses (IOLs)
Upon choosing to undergo cataract surgery OR REFRACTIVE LENS EXCHANGE to treat presbyopia, patients will need to choose an intraocular lens implant (IOL) to use after the procedure. IOLs are small, flexible lenses that are inserted into the eye to replace the clouded natural lens that is removed during surgery. IOLs focus light onto the retina, restoring clear, crisp vision.
Traditional IOLs, also known as monofocal lens implants, focus light onto the eye at a single focal distance (either near, intermediate or far). The majority of individuals who choose a monofocal IOL opt for strong distance vision and to wear reading glasses to see clearly at near distances. Advances in optical technology have made way for premium IOLs, which can restore and improve vision at various distances.
The board certified ophthalmologists at Visual Health understand that there is no one-size-fits-all solution to cataracts. This is why we offer an array of premium IOLs to fit the specific needs of our patients. Each premium IOL has its own sets of benefits and limitations. The best IOL for you will depend on your unique case. Our team is fully equipped with the knowledge and training to help you determine which IOL is best for your personal visual needs, goals and lifestyle.
Premium aspheric IOLs are designed to closely match the shape and optical quality of the eye’s natural lens. Because of this, they provide much sharper vision than traditional IOLs that have a spherical optical design. Aspheric IOLs are particularly effective at improving vision in low light conditions and for individuals with large pupils. The lenses we use are the only FDA lenses designated as high definition night vision lenses.
Toric IOLs correct astigmatism and vision loss caused by cataracts. These IOLs are designed with different powers in different meridians of the lens as well as alignment markings on the peripheral part of the lens to allow the surgeon to adjust the orientation of the lens when inserted into the eye, for optimal astigmatism correction.
Accommodating IOLs are flexible lenses that have supporting hinges to allow the lens to move with the eye muscles as they flex and contract to focus on near and distant objects. These premium IOLs can reduce a patient’s dependency on reading glasses after cataract surgery while providing clear distance vision.
Multifocal IOLs restore crisp, clear vision at various distances and are commonly used to treat presbyopia. These premium IOLs can decrease the need for reading glasses after surgery and improve vision in low light at night. Some studies have shown that while multifocal IOLs are occasionally more likely to cause glare than accommodating IOLs, they can provide better near vision. Dr. Coffman’s patients were so pleased with this lens that he had the multifocal lenses implanted in his own eyes to eliminate all need for glasses.
Learn More about IOLs
To discuss your IOL options with a board certified ophthalmologist, please contact Visual Health today. By examining your eyes and discussing your visual needs and goals with you, our team can determine the IOL that best fits your goals and budget. Contact our Palm Springs or Jupiter office by calling 1-800-771-3937.