Cataract Advanced Technology Lens Options
If you require cataract surgery, choosing the right lens implant is a very important decision for you and your doctor. The lens implant selection is the basis for optimum visual enhancement and lifestyle improvement. All current options offer improved vision, while some options also offer much decreased dependence on glasses.
The clinical team and Dr. Collins will determine if you qualify for an advanced technology lens option at your pre-op appointment. These advance technology options offer much improved uncorrected vision, however insurance does not pay for these options. Should you qualify for these advanced technology lenses, there will be additional out of pocket costs.
The three advanced technology lens options are accommodative, multifocal and toric.Accommodative
Traditional monofocal lenses focus light to only one point in space. This lens implant moves inside as the eye’s focusing muscle contracts, mimicking the eye’s natural ability to focus. An accommodative lens is able to provide vision at multiple distances: near, intermediate and distance vision. This is an option for patients who have both cataracts and presbyopia. This lens option reduces the dependency on glasses.Multifocal
Traditional monofocal lenses focus light to only one point in space. A multifocal lens implant focuses light from distance and near simultaneously. This feature addresses both distant and near vision and reduces the dependency on glasses.Toric
Toric advanced technology lenses corrects astigmatism (blurred vision due to the inability of the eye to focus a point object into a sharp image), as well as myopia (nearsightedness) and hyperopia (farsightedness).
Cataract Lens Technology Options (video)