During cataract surgery, the clouded natural lens of the eye is replaced by an intraocular lens implant, referred to as an IOL. Traditionally in the past, patients undergoing cataract surgery had only one option for the replacement of clouded lens, which was a standard monofocal intraocular lens (IOL). These monofocal lenses did not correct other pre-existing conditions, and had a fixed focus point for distance vision only. Today there are a variety of Lifestyle Lenses that have advanced features for clear vision at multiple distances. These options include multifocal IOLs with multiple focusing points to allow for distance and up-close vision and toric IOLs to correct astigmatism as well as nearsightedness and farsightedness. Lifestyle lenses can reduce or completely eliminate your need for reading glasses or bifocals after cataract surgery.
During your visit, you can discuss with your doctor whether you’re a good candidate for a multifocal or toric lens implant, and if these options might help you achieve your individual vision goals. Your doctor can make recommendations for you, but ultimately the choice is yours. Contact us today to schedule your appointment and learn about the cost and benefits of this option!