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In the past, when a surgeon performed cataract surgery, the only option was to implant a monofocal intraocular lens (IOL). This could provide good distance vision, but did not allow patients to see at various focal distances and did not address any issues with astigmatism. Now, there are a wide range of replacement lenses available to cataract patients, each offering different advantages for your post-surgery vision. The most effective lens depends on each patient’s individual preferences and goals for their vision. The latest lenses help reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contacts after cataract surgery for the rest of your life, providing convenient, effective results for your specific vision conditions. The improvement in vision will not only provide enhanced safety and improve a person’s normal lifestyle and activities, it will also add years of enjoyment to their life.

Functions of IOLs
Monofocal IOL
Multifocal IOL Cystalens Toric
Distance Vision Correction Excellent Very Good Very Good Excellent
Near Vision Correction None Excellent Partial None
Astigmatism Correction None None None Excellent
Success rate of patient being independent of glasses (with lenses in both eyes) 5-10% 90% 90% 5-10%
Cost of IOL fully covered by medical insurance if medically necessary Yes Partial Partial Partial
Duration of Effect Permanent Permanent Permanent at distance, time limited at near Permanent

Multifocal IOLs

In the past, cataract lenses were only able to correct distance vision, often leaving patients with the need for reading glasses. Multifocal IOLs can offer patients freedom from glasses after cataract surgery by improving vision at all distances and at any time of day. These lenses allow patients to quickly change their focusing to accommodate their vision needs. Over 90% of patients report being independent of glasses with multifocal IOLs. Some patients may experience a glow around lights with nighttime driving.

Accommodative IOLs

Accommodative IOLs offer a wide range of restored vision for cataract surgery patients. Accommodative IOLs, such as Crystalens, replace the eye’s natural lens and mimics its accommodation capabilities, allowing you to see clearly across a wide range of distances. Some studies show that the effect of this lens diminishes over time.

Toric IOLs

Toric IOLs are specifically designed for patients with astigmatism. In the past, patients with astigmatism would need eyeglasses or contact lenses even after cataract surgery in order to correct the problem. Toric IOLs correct cataracts and astigmatism with just one lens, providing a more convenient and affordable solution to your vision needs.

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Financing

Care CreditWe understand that choosing advanced technology lenses is a financial decision. When you compare the expense you incur over time with contact lenses and designer frames, advanced technology lenses pay for themselves. In addition, you get the advantages of reduced dependence on glasses and all this should last the rest of your life. We feel that investing in your eyes is one of the best things you can ever do for yourself.

Most of our patients take advantage of one of the many options we provide to enable you to get the best technology for your particular eye needs. In many cases, patients can use 12 to 24 months of interest free payments to allow flexibility to manage your money as you best see fit. You can soon enjoy the benefits of improved vision and lifestyle, with this life changing procedure.

Services Glasses Multifocal IOL Toric IOL
Eye Exam (Every Year) $150.00 $150.00 $150.00
Frames and Lenses (Every 2 Years) $350.00
Out of Pocket IOL Cost (Both Eyes) $3700.00 $1900.00
Reading Glasses $20.00
10 Year Total: $3250.00 $5200.00 $3420.00

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