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.

Monofocal IOLs

  • 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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