Cataract IOL Options
Intraocular Lens (IOL) Implant Choices After Cataract Surgery
An intraocular lens (IOL) is a clear, artificial lens implant used to replace a cloudy natural lens in cataract surgery. Selecting the right implant for your eye is very important for your vision after surgery. Your doctor will take measurements before your surgery to select the proper lens implant for your eye. Your surgeon will discuss with you the various lens options available to you.
- Monofocal Lens
- Toric Astigmatic-Correcting Monofocal Lens
- Multifocal Lens Most IOLs can only correct vision at one distance - these premium lenses correct vision near, far and in-between, for your best chance at freedom from glasses.
Typically covered by insurance or Medicare, these trusted lenses provide clear distance vision. However, you will likely still need glasses for reading and possibly for distance vision.
These advanced lenses are designed to correct both cataracts and astigmatism at the time of surgery, for clear distance vision without the need for glasses. However, you will still need glasses for reading.
To learn more about intraocular lens options, click on the eye animation below: