The natural crystalline lens within the eye is part of the optical system which bends light to help the eye focus. When this lens is removed, it is replaced with an intraocular lens implant (IOL). This implant has a prescription based on several measurements your surgeon performs prior to surgery. Before the invention of IOL’s, very thick glasses were necessary following cataract surgery.
Monofocal IOL’s are routinely used to replace the natural lens which is removed during cataract surgery. These lenses have a single focal point and help provide vision correction at either near or far distances. Most insurance companies will help cover the cost of a monofocal lens after cataract surgery.
With the latest technological advances, surgeons are able to provide premium lens options to qualifying patients in order to achieve better visual outcomes post operatively. This technology is similar to correction found in bifocal or progressive lenses available in eyeglasses.
Multifocal Lens: This type of lens implant helps your near, intermediate, and distance vision.
Toric Lens: This type of lens implant not only helps with distance vision but also gives addition correction for astigmatism, helping to further reduced your dependence on glasses. Reading glasses will be needed with this type of implant.
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At Baker Eye Institute in Conway, cataract surgery has benefited countless patients whose vision was fading, many who were nearly blind. Our experienced cataract surgeon, Dr. David Littleton Baker, can help reintroduce you to a world of clear vision. We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have about cataract surgery and the difference in IOLs.
If you live in the Conway or Little Rock, Arkansas region and would like further information about cataract surgery, schedule a vision consultation at Baker Eye Institute today. We pride ourselves on offering the latest advances in cataract surgery, including premium lens technology.
Providing excellence in eye care for over 18 years, Baker Eye Institute offers advanced treatment for medical and surgical diseases of the eye and eyelid. Dr. Baker helps restore the vision for patients throughout the state with an advanced no-stitch cataract surgery. You likely know someone who has already had the procedure done and is enjoying their renewed vision.
Schedule your eye care appointment with Baker Eye Institute by simply filling out our online form. For your convenience we have provided patient forms online so that you may print them and fill them out prior to your appointment.