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Intraocular lenses (IOLs) are tiny, clear lenses that replace the clouded lens to restore focus after cataract surgery. Thanks to innovations in cataract correction technology, those who are good candidates for an IOL now have access to advanced technology replacement lenses, including multifocal and toric IOLs.
The advanced technology multifocal IOL is often referred to as the “lifestyle” lens, because it is designed to restore a full range of vision—near, far, and intermediate. This is particularly helpful for people with active lifestyles.
With a standard single-focus IOL, the eye can focus clearly at one distance. Most people who select this standard replacement lens are very happy with their decision, but require glasses for either near or far vision after cataract surgery. With a multifocal IOL, it is possible to significantly reduce or completely eliminate your dependence on glasses.
Toric IOLs are one of the best solutions for correcting both cataracts AND astigmatism during cataract surgery. In the past, patients with astigmatism experienced blurred and distorted vision after cataract surgery, because a standard replacement lens could not correct this condition. The toric IOL is designed to provide quality distance vision with reduced dependence on eyeglasses and contact lenses.
There are a variety of IOLs on the market, but not all of them will restore YOUR best vision. Before deciding on a replacement lens, it is important to consult with your eye doctor to discuss your options the kind of vision you want after surgery.
“I was impressed with Mattax Neu Prater and their staff. From the time I came in the door until I left after my after-surgery checkup, my experience was absolute comfort. Your appointment is made on your schedule, then you come in and you are handled politely and courteously. I was in, I was out, then I went out for breakfast.”
- Suzy, Actual Patient