Advanced Lens Implant Options

Dr. Jackson is recognized as a leader in cataract surgery and advanced lens implant procedures. Until recently, cataract patients had virtually no choice in the lens implants used to restore vision. With our lifestyle IOLs, you now have several choices based on your individual visual needs and lifestyle.

The new advanced lens implants provide a fuller range of vision, improving your vision at near, intermediate and distance most like the lens you were born with. Most patients choose advanced lenses because they prefer a better vision range without glasses for the majority of their day.

IOL Options

Technological advances have produced a variety of IOLs, which also help to correct refractive error. These IOLs are: monofocal, multifocal, toric, and accommodating.

Standard Implant Option

The standard cataract surgery uses a standard government/insurance-issued monofocal lens implant. Mono means one and focal means focus of an eye. This means that Monofocal IOLs will only provide focus for one distance. When monofocal IOLs are used, the patient will still be required to wear glasses full-time for distance, intermediate and near vision. A 100% guarantee that the best outcome possible will require glasses for all levels of vision after cataract surgery.

Legal to Drive Lens Option

The Legal to Drive cataract surgery treatment utilizes an upgraded Wavefront Aspheric or Toric advanced lens implant: 100% guarantee for legal to drive vision (20/40 or better) without glasses by 18 months after surgery is expected. Glasses for mid range or near vision tasks (computer/reading) will be needed 100% of the time.

Another legal to drive option is Light Adjustable Lens™ from RxSight®. With the light adjustable implant your doctor now has the ability to change the prescription of your new lens after surgery through specialized ultraviolet or UV light treatments giving you the power to fully customize treatment result.

Forever Young Lens Implant Option

The Forever Young custom cataract surgery uses an upgraded presbyopia correcting accommodating lens implant. Accommodating IOLs are designed to work with the muscles of the eye to focus upon whatever distance is needed. The need for glasses for distance, mid-range or near objects needs will be eliminated or reduced such that glasses will only be needed part-time or never for any level of vision.

Cataract Evaluation

We offer a comprehensive Cataract and IOL consultation. Our advanced diagnostic workup includes state-of-the-art measurements of the cornea, pupil, lens, and retina. This process takes approximately two hours. Both eyes will be dilated for our comprehensive exam. Dilation may cause sensitivity to light and a temporary inability to see well at close range. You should arrange to have someone drive you home.After our comprehensive examination, we counsel each patient about his or her best IOL option according to lifestyle, medical and eye health history. Call us at 847.356.0700 to schedule your comprehensive exam.

Driver's 1st person vision affected by cataracts

Driver’s 1st person vision affected by cataracts

Driver's 1st person vision affected by cataracts and cured by Day ReZoom Lens Implant

Driver’s cataract cured by Day ReZoom Lens Implant (example only)

Vision affected by cataracts and cured by Night Tecnis Advanced Lens Implant

Driver’s eye affected by cataract and cured by Night Tecnis Lens (actual result may vary)