Types of IOLs
A standard or traditional IOL is a monofocal lens, which means that it can correct vision at a single distance. A standard monofocal lens can provide clear vision at one range, and will typically correct distance vision. This means that you would still need reading glasses to perform close-up tasks or other corrective eyewear depending on your current prescription. A benefit of the standard IOL is that the cost of this lens is typically covered by insurance.
Toric IOLs (Astigmatism-Correcting)
Toric IOLs are premium lenses that are designed to correct astigmatism. Monofocal toric lenses correct vision at a single distance in addition to correcting astigmatism. Multifocal toric lenses can correct multiple distances and astigmatism. If you choose a multifocal toric lens, you may be able to reduce or eliminate the need for contacts or glasses.
Presbyopia, or age-related near vision loss, affects everyone as we get older.2 Presbyopia-correcting IOLs are premium lenses that can improve vision at all distances. These advanced lenses offer a multitude of benefits, including the highest likelihood of complete vision correction to reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses.
We offer several types of presbyopia correcting IOLs:
- Multifocal IOLs correct a range of distances.
- Accommodating IOLs can correct multiple distances and are designed to mimic your natural lens by moving with your eyes in a way that mimics a natural lens.
- PanOptix® Trifocal IOL is an innovative lens that corrects near, intermediate and distance vision.
Which IOL is Best For You?
There are a number of factors that will determine which IOL is right for you. Since premium lenses have varying out-of-pocket costs, deciding which lens will be most effective for you may involve taking into account your budget as well as your current vision, your hobbies, and your day-to-day life. Our experts will review your options and make recommendations as part of your personalized cataract treatment plan.
Contact CVP Physicians Dayton
The team at CVP Physicians Dayton is here to answer any questions you have about IOL options for cataract surgery. Contact us today to schedule your consultation appointment.
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1 National Eye Institute. Cataract Data and Statistics. Available: https://www.nei.nih.gov/learn-about-eye-health/resources-for-health-educators/eye-health-data-and-statistics/cataract-data-and-statistics Accessed June 4, 2020.
2 National Eye Institute. Presbyopia Fact Sheet. https://nei.nih.gov/sites/default/files/health-pdfs/Presbyopia.pdf Accessed June 4, 2020.