Unfortunately, statistics suggest that sometime after the age of fifty, many of us are likely to hear our eye doctors telling us that we have cataracts, a clouding of the lens inside of our eyes which causes vision loss incapable of being corrected with glasses. Although cataracts sounds like a frightening thing to many people, modern surgery with help from organizations such as Nevada Eye and Ear has allowed for most vision to be restored, reducing dependence on glasses, and ensuring that people can still make the most out of their eyesight. IOLs, or artificial intraocular lenses provide a replacement for the natural eye lens that is removed during cataract surgery. Until very recently, it has been the surgeon, rather than the patient, that considered which IOL was best to use but with new premium lenses being introduced which are capable of eradicating more vision issues than ever before, cataracts surgeons and their patients have a terrific deal more to consider.
Multifocal Premium IOLs
Whereas conventional IOLs only offer vision at one distance, either far, near, or intermediate, premium lenses are capable of offering a multifocal range. Although conventional lenses can certainly be considered a significant improvement over the cataract lens which will have been removed during surgery, those who choose this option may find that they need to continue wearing eyeglasses in order to read or view objects properly. Premium IOLs, on the other hand, allow the individual to see well at various distances, without the assistance of contact lenses or glasses. Although the additional benefits that these IOLs provide are considered to be a luxury by many health care plans, most individuals consider the advantages to be well worth consideration, since they can drastically improve an individual’s vision.
Accommodating IOL lenses are premium lenses, which help to improve vision without glasses at a range of distances. In comparison to a conventional IOL, these lenses come with a hinge, which can flex in movement with your eye muscles, changing the focus of the lens accordingly. Depending on your particular needs, you can even choose a slightly different degree of focus for each eye, ensuring you have the best possible vision after your surgery.
Toric IOLs are also considered to be a premium option, and they assist in offering individuals with moderate astigmatism improved vision without the aid of glasses or contact lenses. Astigmatism is a common eye condition which is caused by the lens or cornea of the eye being irregularly shaped. Because of the shape, the individual in question will typically suffer with blurred or distorted vision which would not be corrected by a conventional IOL. If you want to ensure that you achieve better vision after your cataracts surgery without the aid of glasses, Premium IOL surgery with Nevada Eye and Ear may be the perfect choice for you.
A Dedicated Clinic that Practices Precision
Eyes are important to everything that we do in life, so selecting which form of IOL surgery is right for you will be a crucial, and personal decision. However, speaking to a professional at Nevada Eye and Ear could help to clear up any questions that you may have about the procedure, so consider getting in touch if you are having trouble making the right choice. Please call us today if you or a loved one is suffering from vision problems at (702) 896-6043.
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*Lisa Marie Wark, MBA is currently a freelance writer and is a business development consultant with a concentration in medical spas and alternative clinics. Currently she is President of Lisa Marie Wark, MBA & Assoc., a business development and social media firm that provides physicians the necessary business tools to help them build or expand their practices into medical spa facilities.