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Here at Medical Vision Technology, we offer some of the best intraocular lens (IOL) options on the market. IOLs come in many different forms, each with their own specific benefits.
An intraocular lens is the device used to replace your cataract-affected lens during cataract surgery. When your surgeon removes the cataract from inside your eye, an IOL is inserted in its place. The IOL acts just like the natural lens, and if you choose, can correct refractive errors too! Many people stick with a traditional IOL, which improves vision after cataracts, but does nothing to correct other vision problems.
Traditional IOLs have a spherical optical design. This means that the front surface of the IOL is uniformly curved from the center of the lens to its outer edges. The natural lens of the eye is aspheric, meaning that the spherical lenses do not mimic the shape of the natural lens. These traditional spherical lenses clear vision from cataracts, but may negatively affect qualify of vision.
There are many different types of IOLs on the market today, some with amazing vision correcting capabilities.
Premium aspheric lenses better conform to the eye and match the optical quality of the eye’s natural lens. These lenses help patients see clearly, especially in low light situation and for people with large pupils.
Toric IOLs are good for people with astigmatism as well as myopia (nearsightedness) and hyperopia (farsightedness.)
Toric IOLs are great for people with irregularly shaped corneas. These lenses work because have different powers in different meridians of the lens. Our cataract surgeons at Medical Vision Technology are able to provide you with a custom IOL to suit your specific level of astigmatism!
Traditional IOLs are monofocal, meaning that they are designed to offer clear vision at only one focal point. This means that you must wear glasses or contact lenses to see at every other distance. With Accomodating IOLs, your eyes are able to accommodate for all distances! However, Accomodating IOLs do not offer the same level of magnification for near vision as a multifocal IOL does.
Multifocal IOLs are considered the best choice for people who want clear, crisp vision at all distances! Multifocal IOLs are proven to decrease your need for reading glasses, as they also correct presbyopia.
If you are considering cataract surgery at Medical Vision Technology, be sure to schedule your consultation as soon as possible! Our expert cataract surgeons are here to assist you in choosing the best IOL for your needs!