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Cataract Surgery Now Gives Patients GREAT Options…

The old stigma of being diagnosed with cataracts has been transformed through technology into some pretty exciting choices! Intraocular Lenses (IOLs) are lens implants that are placed in the eye after the eye’s natural crystalline lens is removed because of a cataract. At Eye Center of Texas, we offer several IOL options to meet your overall vision goals and lifestyle after cataract surgery:

Monofocal (traditional) IOLs provide a single focal point designed to provide clear distance vision. This means you will be able to see objects far away and will most likely need glasses for reading and any type of close detailed work.

Multifocal (Presbyopia-Correcting) IOL

Most people over age 50 lose their ability to read without glasses due to presbyopia. Multifocal (Premium) IOLs now make it possible to regain the close-up vision you may have had when you were younger.

Multifocal IOLs have multiple focal points, designed to replace the natural lens affected by the cataract and correct presbyopia (the ability to focus up close) in order to provide a full range of vision; near, far and in-between. The Multifocal Lens design also offers enhanced image quality.

Toric (Astigmatism-Correcting) IOL

Toric IOLs can correct astigmatism, which is a condition where the cornea is warped so light rays entering the eye cannot focus on one spot of the retina. This results in distorted, blurry or even double vision. Toric IOLs are lenses with a single focal point to provide distance vision and enhanced image quality.

Prescription Glasses

Corrective eyeglasses or contact lens can be worn following cataract surgery to correct excess astigmatism to allow for best corrected vision.

To learn more about IOL options, please feel free to contact Kathy or Steve at 713-395-1515.

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