What Is An Intracular Lens (IOL):
When you have cataracts, your natural lens becomes cloudy. During cataract surgery, the ophthalmologist (Eye M.D.) removes the cloudy lens and replaces it with an intraocular lens ( IOL).
An Intraocular Lens (IOL) is a medical device that is implanted inside the eye to replace the eye’s natural lens when it is removed during cataract surgery.
There are now many different lens options available to patients. You and your doctor will work together to determine the perfect lens for you depending on your post-op vision goals.
Traditional Cataract Surgery Option:
Standard lens (mono-focal) – This high-quality, clear lens delivers excellent vision at only one distance. The focal point or distance at maximum clarity can be set to distance (driving, golfing, watching TV) or near (reading, needlepoint, crossword puzzles). This lens will require the use of glasses for some or all activities following surgery. Generally, this option is covered by your insurance, minus any co-pay or deductibles that you may be responsible for.
Custom Cataract Surgery Options
All custom cataract surgery options include premium lens selection and ORA with VerifEye system.
The ORA (Optiwave Refractive Analysis) intraoperative aberrometry system provides real-time analysis of your eye during surgery. During standard cataract surgery, without ORA, various measurements are taken prior to cataract surgery in order to select the IOL or intraocular lens power but there can be a margin of error when making the proper selection based on unknown surgical factors. With the use of ORA with VerifEye™ during your cataract surgery, we can ensure your procedure will be optimized and the analysis will provide our surgeon with information that helps to confirm the proper correction for optimal visual outcomes. For patients with astigmatism, those who have had prior LASIK or PRK, or those who are having a multifocal lens implanted, ORA with VerifEye™ can improve the accuracy to help reduce the need for glasses after your procedure.
Premium Lens Options:
Multifocal And Extended Range Of Vision lenses
Designed to reduce your need for eyeglasses for both distance and near vision, these lenses give you clear vision at several distances. These lenses can be used for patients that require astigmatism correction.
Designed to treat astigmatism and deliver excellent vision at a single distance, either distance or near.
* Premium Lens options are not covered by insurance and are at an out-of-pocket patient expense. Our doctors will help to determine if these lenses are right for you. Finance options through Care Credit can make these lenses