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Which Intraocular Lens Is Right for You?

Intraocular lens Los AngelesDuring cataract surgery, your eye’s natural clouded lens is carefully removed and replaced with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) that restores clear vision. Despite the incredible innovations in IOL technology and the wide variety of solutions now available, only a limited number of practices offer patients a full range of options, citing financing and lack of expertise as core challenges.

The team at Laser Eye Center has invested in the most expert surgeons and believes that as our patient, you are entitled to receive a complete education in all of the choices and options available to you. We offer a vast selection of state-of-the-art IOLs to give you the clear vision you need for your active, independent lifestyle. We are ranked among the top three Los Angeles cataract centers in terms of IOL selection, and 98 percent of our patients say they are very satisfied with the options we provide.

Intraocular Lens Options

No single lens is right for everyone. The “best” solution for your needs depends on your unique eyes, general health, lifestyle and personal preferences.

Monofocal lenses: The most basic type of IOLs, monofocal lenses restore vision at a single, fixed distance and require glasses to see clearly at all other distances. This is similar to being offered a hearing aid that allows you to either hear a person whispering in your ear or shouting at you from across the house.

Multifocal lenses: Multifocal lenses restore vision at several distances but at the expense of visual quality. The lenses do not provide a seamless transition between near and distance vision, and they are known to cause visual side effects, including halos, glare and poor contrast sensitivity.

Extended depth of focus (EDOF) lenses: Extended depth of focus IOLs are an advanced type of IOL that provides clear near, distance and intermediate distance vision without compromising visual quality. They also can correct for astigmatism! With these revolutionary IOLs, like the Symfony and PanOptix, you can read, watch television, drive and enjoy your favorite hobbies with little to no dependence on glasses! The visual quality is so great that it rivals what you may have enjoyed in your 30s.

Toric lenses: Toric lenses are specially designed for astigmatism, or an abnormal corneal curvature. They have built-in correction to mitigate the visual distortion caused by astigmatism and eliminate the need for additional surgery.

Let Us Help You Decide

With so many available IOL options, you need an experienced and trusted team to help you make an informed decision. We will sit down with you to discuss your visual needs and goals, asking you about your daily activities to determine the type of vision you need to accomplish those activities. We will also discuss any pre-existing conditions, such as astigmatism, that may need a specific type of lens.

To learn more about cataract surgery and IOLs, please call or email Laser Eye Center today.