Basic, Monofocal Lens
ReSTOR or Tecnis Multifocal Lens
(Near and far focus)
Toric Lens (Corrects astigmatism)
(Near and far focus, and corrects astigmatism)
A cataract is when the natural lens in our eye becomes progressively cloudy, resulting in blurry/hazy vision, sensitivity to light/glare, and/or feeling of a “film” over the eye. Cataracts still remain the leading cause of blindness globally. Fortunately, this is a very treatable condition, with over one and half million cataract surgeries successfully completed each year in the US.
So when is cataract surgery the right time for you? Our doctors will first determine if you have cataracts and how advanced they are, as well as if your vision can no longer be improved by glasses.
Our doctors will then determine which surgical procedure and lens is best for you, based on your vision needs and lifestyle. If cost is an issue, our staff will work with you to meet your expectations.
We offer several lens (IOL) options to meet your vision goals:
Monofocal (basic) lens: covered by all medical insurance, this is a traditional lens for correcting distance vision only; however, patients need reading glasses after surgery, and they will not be fully corrected if they have astigmatism
Multifocal Lenses (ReSTOR and Tecnis): these lenses can aid in some near vision and reduce need for reading glasses
Toric (Astigmatic) Lens: this is the best option for people with astigmatism, as it corrects for it. Patients will still need reading glasses after surgery.
Toric (Astigmatic) Multifocal Lens (Symfony): this is the latest premium lens to date; the best option for people with astigmatism AND aids in some near vision and reduces need for reading glasses