3 Main Types of Lens Implants for Cataract Surgery

Choosing the right Lens implant for you is dependent on many factors such as lifestyle, vision before the operation, whether nearsighted or farsighted, health conditions and the overall assessment with Dr. Jackson before your eye surgery.

With modern technologies, advanced lens implants can be used to provide satisfying results to the patient, thus, giving him/her full mobility to do the usual activities that he/she is accustomed to before the cataract eye surgery.

Main types of intraocular lens (IOL) implants

Monofocal lens

These are the standard types of IOL implants used for patients who are having cataract removal. They can give visual assistance at a single focal point which normally covers a certain distance. Keep in mind that monofocal lens can only correct one vision problem. You may still need to wear distance glasses to sharpen up vision for distance, and you will need to wear reading glasses 100% of the time for all near vision tasks.

Toric lens

Toric lens are designed to correct the for nearsightedness with astigmatism or farsightedness with astigmatism. Although, selecting toric lens could improve any distance vision problems with astigmatism, the patient who has this type of IOL implant will still need to wear reading glasses for all near activities like reading, writing, and computer tasks.

Multifocal and Accommodating lenses

These lens implants are used to help correct vision for distance, intermediate, and near vision. You may need to wear reading glasses for very fine print and for dim lighting situations but are typically free of glasses approximately 80% or more of your daily activities

Make an educated decision on what lenses implant that will give you the best quality of vision for your eyes and your lifestyle. Once a lens implant is decided upon and placed in the eye, the risk for exchanging them is very high unless medically necessary so deciding on the correct lens implant ahead of time is critical to the entire future of your lifetime of vision.

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