Benefits of Premium Intraocular Lens (IOLs)

Benefits of Premium Intraocular Lens (IOLs)

July 29th, 2016


As we age, we start to notice many changes in our bodies. One of these changes includes changes in eyesight. One of the most common eye conditions that many people face in their older age is cataracts. Cataracts cause blurry, distorted vision, and in their most progressed state they can cause blindness.

This may sound scary, but although cataracts can cause blindness, they are completely treatable. Through modern cataract surgery, we are able to not only restore vision, but to improve on pre-cataract vision! Dr. Lee in Huntsville, Alabama is an expert in cataract surgery with great success rates.

Undergoing cataract surgery, no matter how much it is needed, can be daunting for many. However, through advancements in cataract technology, you can rest assured that amazing vision is only one procedure away. Part of what makes this possible is the development of premium intraocular lenses (IOLs). Premium IOLs from Dr. Lee offer incredible benefits to patients in Decatur and Huntsville Alabama.

What are Premium IOLs?

Premium IOLs are the devices used to replace the cataract-affected lens in the eye. These IOLs can be standard, government issue lenses, or they can provide different special benefits. Premium IOLs often offer refractive error correction as well as cataract correction. This means that, all during one procedure, you can correct your cataracts as well as nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism!

Before the influx of premium IOLs, cataract patients were often still saddled with glasses after surgery. Why be stuck with glasses when you could live a life free from any vision correction wear? Premium IOLs allow you this opportunity.

Cataract surgery itself is fairly simple – requiring no general anesthesia and no sutures. Your cataract surgeon will make a few small incisions in your cornea. Through these incisions, the cataract will be broken up and “vacuumed” out. Once the cataract affected lens is successfully removed, the IOL of your choice will be inserted in its place.

Premium IOLs Offered

To best fit your unique vision needs, Dr. Lee offers the following premium IOLs:

1. Tecnis Multifocal Lens
This lens corrects nearsightedness, farsightedness and presbyopia, possibly eliminating the need for reading and computer glasses after the surgery. This lens has the capacity to expand the range of vision by adding magnification on different parts of the lens. As a result, an individual will easily see at any distance.

2. Alcon and AMO Toric Lens
This lens is best suited for patients with astigmatism. Through the alignment marking found on the peripheral part of the lens, the surgeon is able to best adjust the orientation of the IOL so that correction is achieved best.

3. HQ Lens
This lens is stable and durable and undergoes a special cleaning method for optical clarity and biocompatibility.

Glasses-Free Life with IOLs

Dr. Lee is a highly experienced cataract surgeon in Alabama. He puts the utmost importance on discussing with you your visual needs and preferences. A comprehensive consultation will be done to determine the best premium IOL for your needs. If you want to know more about premium IOLs, contact Dr. Lee today! We’d be happy to set you up with an appointment for your cataract consultation.