Posted by: Eye Centers of Florida in Cataracts

How to Choose The Right Cataract Lens

Intraocular Lens Implant (IOL)
Intraocular Lens Implant (IOL)

If you have cataracts and are considering replacing the natural, clouded lens in your eye with an intraocular lens implant (IOL), you may need to choose from several lenses with different levels of performance. How should you choose the right one for you?

To make things easy, we’ve created three packages for different budgets and lifestyles:

Standard Vision

If you’re on a budget, consider the basic monofocal lens first. As long as you don’t mind wearing glasses for near and far vision, this lens can provide you with good vision at an affordable cost.

If you choose our Standard Vision package, your doctor may suggest limbal relaxing incisions to improve astigmatism at a small additional cost. These incisions are made outside the field of vision so they don’t cause glare or other distractions. They’re much simpler and less expensive than LASIK or similar procedures, and they’re generally painless.

Precision Vision

If you want better distance vision and want to correct your astigmatism at the same time, a high-definition toric lens might be worth an additional cost. Toric lenses offer improved night vision and driving vision without glasses. If you’re a hunter, golfer, or driver and don’t want wear glasses to correct astigmatism, you should consider our Precision Vision package.

Ultimate Vision

If you hate wearing glasses and want the very best clarity for both for both near and far vision, our Ultimate Vision package is the best there is. It includes a multifocal lens, special testing, and limbal relaxing incisions to correct any astigmatism.

It’s great for people who want to retain a glasses-free appearance: active parents and grandparents, business professionals, domestic homemakers and people on the go.

Do you have questions about intraocular lens implants? Would you like to talk in detail about all your cataract options? Contact us.

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