"Great News" for Cataract Patients!
You now have the option of choosing your implant from the latest technology lenses and you can not make a bad choice.
A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens of the eye which causes a gradual blurring or dimming of vision. When this decreased vision impacts a person's lifestyle and the cataract is surgically removed, it is replaced with an artificial lens, known as an intraocular lens implant (IOL).
Medicare approved lens implant options now include "multi-focal" lenses and “astigmatism-correcting mono-focal” lenses. Please note that there is an added charge for these premium lenses.
These innovative and unique lenses are designed to give patients a fuller range of clear vision, distance, intermediate, and near, without dependence on glasses for most of their daily activities. These premium lens implants are helping patients restore the kind of vision they may have experienced before bifocals or trifocals became necessary, they are experiencing greater visual freedom. With this advanced technology IOL there is an added expense to the patient. Our surgeons utilize the Acrysof RestorTM multi-focal lens.
Astigmatism-correcting Mono-focal Lenses:
Corneal astigmatism occurs when the cornea is shaped more like a football than the normal eye’s basketball shape. This causes blurred or distorted vision. The astigmatism-correcting advanced technology lenses make it possible to reduce or eliminate corneal astigmatism and significantly improve uncorrected, without glasses or contact lenses, distance vision. With this advanced technology IOL there is an added expense to the patient. Our surgeons utilize the Acrysof IQ Toric lens.
Standard Mono-focal Lenses:
Previously, the only choice was to have a “mono-focal” lens implant. With the standard new technology “mono-focal” lenses this implant continues to be a viable option. These lenses are designed to improve functional vision in all light conditions, whether climbing stairs, dining by candlelight or even driving at night. These single focal lenses have proven to provide clear vision and improved contrast sensitivity for either distance or near vision but not for both.
To help us better meet your expectations, please print, complete, and bring the "Vision & Expectation Questionnaire" to your appointment. Your surgeon will discuss these revolutionary lens implant options with you during your evaluation. Then, the two of you will be able to decide which lens best meets your lifestyle needs.
Remember, you can not make a bad choice.