Premium Lens Implants
After cataract surgery you can live a life without the hassles of glasses and contact lenses. If you have been suffering from cataracts or poor vision and cataract surgery is an option, you should be aware of a new technology that can help you reduce dependence on glasses and contacts after cataract surgery.
The patients of Westlake Eye Specialists now have the option to see at far, near and even intermediate distances after cataract surgery. This enables our cataract patients to be able read the newspaper, play golf and other activities without the hassles of glasses.
Until recently, cataract patients had few choices for the implants used to restore their vision. With the premium lens procedure you now have several choices based on your individual visual needs and lifestyle. In order to prepare for your premium IOL evaluation and consultation process we suggest you think about the following items and also take our Premium IOL Self-Evaluation Test.
What are Intraocular Lenses (IOLs)?
Intraocular lenses, commonly referred to as IOLs, are implantable lenses used to replace the eye's natural crystalline lens during cataract surgery. An IOL will assume the function of the natural lens and will be undetectable. Today, IOLs are available as monofocal lenses (correcting vision for one distance), accommodating lenses (correcting for near, far, and intermediate vision), toric lenses (astigmatism correcting), and multifocal lenses (correcting for near, far, and intermediate vision).
Lifestyle Items to Reflect Upon Prior to Choosing an IOL:
- What are your hobbies
- Do you read for multiple hours a day?
- Do you work and what is your occupation?
- Do you drive a lot at night?
- Do you use computers frequently?
- What are your favorite outdoor activities?
A Multifocal Lens Implant is a lens that has a different power in the center of the lens and another power in the border of the lens so that vision can be focused for far or near out of the same eye. These different zones of lens power work together to provide the eye with near and distance vision. The lenses are made of plastic or silicone materials and placed permanently in the eye after removal of the eye’s natural lens. Subsequently, a Multifocal Lens can help correct Nearsightedness, Farsightedness, and Presbyopia.