Cataracts, or clouding on the lens of the eye, are no fun. Depending on the severity, cataracts can be slightly annoying vision obstructions or they can completely block the passage of light and impair your ability to see. While some cataracts can be treated with laser surgery, there is another option for patients who want to have a reliable vision correction solution.

Luckily, advanced technology has given eye doctors the ability to remove these pesky problems through intraocular lens (IOL) cataract surgery.

About Intraocular Lens Cataract Surgery

IOL surgery is a lens implant offered to cataract patients who want to correct their vision to the point of not needing glasses afterward. Not only does it remove the cataract, but can also improve any vision problems that existed before the cataract’s development.

During IOL cataract surgery the cataract is removed and replaced with an advanced artificial lens. There are several types of intraocular lenses, and your eye doctor will help you determine the lens that’s right for your vision goals and your lifestyle.

IOL lenses

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Types of Premium IOL Options

  • A multifocal IOL lens implant enables patients to see at near, far and intermediate distances after surgery.
  • An accommodating lens implant is designed to mimic the natural eye lens, resulting in better vision at multiple distances.
  • A toric lens implant is uniquely designed for eyes with astigmatism. This is the best choice for a cataract patient that does not wish to wear glasses after surgery.

When considering what type of intraocular lens is right for you, ask yourself the following questions:

  • What is your vision like now?
  • Do you have any lasting eye issues, such as astigmatism or a lazy eye?
  • Do you use glasses or contacts now?
  • What activities or tasks are necessary to your daily life and/or to your job?
  • What extracurricular activities and hobbies do you enjoy?

Would you like more information about IOL cataract surgery? Contact Vistar Eye Center and set up a consultation.