Finding the Perfect IOL
The results of your cataract surgery largely depend on the skills and experience of your surgeon, as well as the intraocular lens implant, or IOL, you choose.
At Eye Centers of Florida, all our surgeons are highly experienced, exceptionally qualified doctors who can help you decide on an IOL that works best for your lifestyle and vision correction goals. That’s why we offer a large range of IOLs to choose from. In fact, we offer more intraocular lens options than any other eye care provider in Southwest Florida.
By choosing the right cataract surgeon and IOL, your cataract surgery has the potential to improve not only your vision, but also your quality of life.
What is an IOL?
Originally, cataract surgery was simply designed to provide you with restored vision over a distance. Now, because of advances made in IOL technology, cataract surgery can produce far more impressive results.
Different IOLs have varying functions and benefits. For example, some IOLs will help correct astigmatism while others can provide you with remarkably clear sight using HD technology.
Fort Myers IOL Options
After you’ve decided that you’re going to have cataract surgery, determining which IOL is right for your eyes is the next step in your journey to clear vision.
At Eye Centers of Florida, we’re proud to offer a variety of IOL options so you can find the perfect implant for your vision needs.
Standard Cataract Lenses
Standard lenses will correct distance vision, but they don’t alter close vision, meaning that patients who receive these IOLs generally need to use reading glasses.
At Eye Centers of Florida, we pride ourselves on our ability to provide IOL options suitable for every lifestyle and budget, and that includes offering a selection of standard lenses.
Multifocal IOLs will expand your range of vision. These lenses are designed to provide crystal-clear vision over short, intermediate, and long distances. Choosing a multifocal lens implant means that, after cataract surgery, you most likely won’t need to wear glasses unless you’re reading very fine print.
In addition, multifocal lenses can be used to correct astigmatism. This refractive error causes images to appear blurry because the eye’s cornea is misshapen. However, after cataract surgery with a multifocal IOL, those with astigmatism may no longer have to rely on corrective eyewear to see clearly.
Our TECNIS® Multifocal 1-Piece IOLs restore a full range of outstanding vision with enhanced focusing power.
Toric IOLs can also be used to correct astigmatism and are often used when refractive errors are the most severe. The severity of your astigmatism depends on how misshapen your cornea is. Now, Toric IOLs can correct severe cases of astigmatism and minimize, or even eliminate, your need to wear glasses.
We offer the TECNIS Symfony® Toric IOL, which provides both astigmatism correction and a full range of continuous vision. We also offer the TECNIS® Toric 1-Piece IOL, which addresses astigmatism and provides clear distance vision.
High Definition (HD) Lenses
If you choose a high definition IOL for your cataract surgery, your vision will be restored better than ever before. Because these lenses use HD technology, you’re going to experience sight with sharper and clearer images after recovering from cataract surgery.
The TECNIS Symfony ® IOL is one of our cataract surgery implant options, capable of restoring a full range of brilliant, continuous vision to patients who elect to use them.
Fort Myers Cataract Surgery Enhancements
Correcting refractive errors during your cataract surgery can be accomplished with some premium IOLs. However, there is also a surgical technique, called limbal relaxing incision and monovision lenses, that can help correct and enhance your vision.
Limbal Relaxing Incision (LRI)
A limbal relaxing incision, or LRI, is designed to correct moderate astigmatism during cataract surgery. This is accomplished by making precise incisions that will “relax” the curvature of the cornea during cataract surgery. The overall goal of an LRI procedure is to eliminate the need to wear glasses after cataract surgery.
Monovision IOLs can correct vision by using different monofocal replacement lenses in each eye. This means that, during your cataract surgery, your Eye Centers of Florida cataract surgeon will place an IOL designed for distance vision in your dominant eye and an IOL for close vision in the other eye.
Your brain will recognize which eye is better for a vision task and utilize it, meaning that, even though your eyes will see distances differently, you’ll achieve clear vision overall. This is an ideal option for people experiencing presbyopia — a refractive condition that worsens with age — who don’t want to wear glasses after cataract surgery.
To help decide if monovision is right for you, we recommend trying monovision by wearing monovision contacts for a period of time. This will allow us to assess how suitable your eyes are for monovision correction and help determine if this surgical solution is right for you.
Why Choose Eye Centers of Florida for your Cataract Surgery?
At Eye Centers of Florida, we offer a variety of choices for cataract surgery so that we can customize your procedure and provide you with the vision results you deserve. Whether you’re searching for a premium or standard lens, we have options for you to choose from.
We want everyone to have access to eye care that will fit both their vision needs and budget. At Eye Centers of Florida, we offer our patients competitive pricing — not to mention great financing options — and would love to discuss pricing comparisons of cataract surgery costs with you during a consultation.