Choosing an IOL for cataract surgery is one of the most important parts of the cataract surgery process. At Nevada Eye Physicians, our cataract surgeons are dedicated to offering a variety of lenses and helping you decide which lens best suits your vision goals.
What Are Intraocular Lenses?
Intraocular lenses, also known as IOLs, are artificial lenses that are designed to replace your natural, cataract-affected lenses during cataract surgery. The purpose of an IOL is to eliminate cataract symptoms and restore clear vision.
There are many different types of IOLs available. Some IOLs can allow you to drastically reduce your dependence on visual aids, while others will just correct your vision at one distance.
Cataracts can cause a variety of unwanted visual symptoms, including blurry vision, glare, halos around lights, and cause colors to appear dull. Thanks to the advanced technology of IOLs, you are able to restore your vision and see clearly once again.
Cataract surgery is a safe and effective procedure and is one of the most common eye surgeries. At Nevada Eye Physicians, our cataract surgeons have the expertise and experience to help you choose the IOL that suits you best.
How Do I Know Which IOL is Best for Me?
The best way to determine which IOL is best for you is to visit your eye doctor for a cataract evaluation at Nevada Eye Physicians and carefully weigh all your options. Your eye doctor will thoroughly examine your eyes and help you narrow your IOL options based on your vision goals, budget, and lifestyle.
You can choose from two categories of lenses: standard or premium IOLs. A standard IOL is often covered by insurance, which means it is often the cheaper option.
Standard IOLs can eliminate cataract symptoms and allow you to experience clear and crisp vision at one distance. Many people who choose a standard IOL decide to have it set to correct for clear distance vision.
In this case, they will have to wear glasses for certain near activities like reading and computer work. Premium lenses, on the other hand, can allow you to experience greater visual freedom.
Although premium lenses may require an out-of-pocket cost, they will allow you to have an optimal visual outcome. Many premium lenses allow you to have clear vision at distance, intermediate, and near vision ranges.
Our cataract surgeons also offer toric IOL options, which are sometimes recommended if you have a certain amount of astigmatism. Toric IOLs will allow you to have the best visual outcome and reduce dependency on visual aids after the procedure if you have astigmatism.
Your eye doctor at Nevada Eye Physicians in Las Vegas, Nevada, will help you decide which option may be best for you.
What Premium IOLs Are Available at Nevada Eye Physicians?
Many people choose premium IOLs to experience greater visual freedom after cataract surgery. Premium lenses can correct for your natural refractive error, whether you have nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism.
This means if you choose a premium IOL, your vision outcome could be even better than it was before you developed cataracts. There are a variety of premium IOL options available at Nevada Eye Physicians.
The Alcon PanOptix IOL is the first and only trifocal IOL. As a trifocal, it is able to correct your vision at distance, near and intermediate ranges.
This lens will enable you to see well for a variety of tasks without the need for glasses or contact lenses, including reading, computer use, and distance vision. In addition, the PanOptix IOL can lessen glare and halo, which are frequent side effects of multifocal IOLs.
The Clareon Vivity lens is an advanced, extended depth of focus IOL that uses cutting-edge optical technology to enhance vision. This lens’s distinctive design utilizes non-diffractive technology to deliver excellent vision at all distances, especially at night and reduced incidences of glare and halos.
This makes this lens an excellent choice for those who wish to reduce their dependence on glasses or contact lenses after cataract surgery.
The enVista is a premium IOL that is intended to provide excellent visual acuity while minimizing the glare and halos you experience, which is common with many other multifocal IOLs. This IOL has a distinctive square edge shape that aims to reduce your chances of developing posterior capsule opacification (PCO), a common side effect of cataract surgery.
EnVista’s toric IOL delivers precise astigmatism correction with consistent stability and crystal-clear vision. The enVista toric IOL platform, which combines sophisticated optics with a unique design, is demonstrated to provide superior results to those with astigmatism.
TECNIS Eyhance Toric
The TECNIS Eyhance IOL is distinctive in that it uses a specific design to improve depth of focus, allowing you to experience a more natural range of vision. Additionally, it is made to minimize the need for glasses or contact lenses following surgery.
The Eyhance toric IOL is available to help produce an excellent vision outcome for those who have astigmatism. This lens can provide excellent distance vision with improved intermediate vision.
Light Adjustable Lens
The Light Adjustable Lens is a new, one-of-a-kind lens that allows you to preview and personalize your vision after cataract surgery. This lens is designed to be customized through a series of treatments with the Light Delivery Device.
Thanks to its technology and design, the Light Adjustable Lens is sensitive to UV light, so its shape can be altered and adjusted after the procedure. After a couple of treatment sessions, you will be able to trial and fine-tune your results to reach your desired visual outcome.
Are you interested in learning more about your IOL options? Schedule a cataract evaluation at Nevada Eye Physicians in Las Vegas, NV, today!