During cataract surgery, your surgeon will need to remove your natural lens and your eye will lose its ability to focus light and images clearly onto the retina (the light-sensitive tissue that lines the inside surface of the eye). In order for you to be able to see clearly, your surgeon will replace your natural lens with a artificial intraocular lens (IOL).
Learn more about the IOL options that are available to cataract patients.
- Since “mono” means one, monofocal lenses provide one type of focused, or clear, vision. They provide clear vision either at distance or near, but not both.
- Most patients who select monodical lenses choose to have good distance vision and use reading glasses to help with near tasks, such as reading, computer work or sewing.
- Monofocal lenses are typically covered by insurance and Medicare and usually require no additional out-of-pocket payment.
Toric IOLs for Astigmatism
- Astigmatic lenses (or toric lenses) are monofocal lenses that can correct astigmatism.
- Because astigmatic lenses can correct astigmatism, they may reduce the need for an astigmatism correction in the patient’s eyeglasses after surgery.
- Astigmatic lenses are not fully covered by insurance and Medicare and require an out-of-pocket patient contribution.
Premium IOLs: Multifocal
- Since “multi” means “more than one,” multifocal lenses provide more than one type of focused, or clear, vision. They attempt to provide clear vision both at distance and near simultaneously.
- Because multifocal lenses correct both distance and reading vision, they can reduce the patient’s dependence on eyeglasses and contact lenses.
- Multifocal lenses are not fully covered by insurance and Medicare and require an out-of-pocket patient contribution.
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