4 of the Best Reasons to Choose a Premium IOL

4 of the Best Reasons to Choose a Premium IOL

February 24th, 2022
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Are you interested in learning more about why a premium IOL may be right for you? Premium IOLs have the ability to change your life by significantly improving your vision.

Keep reading to learn more about some of the best reasons to choose a premium IOL!

What is an IOL?

An IOL or intraocular lens is an artificial lens that replaces your eye’s natural lens. The natural lens inside your eye will age over time and cause vision issues such as glare and difficulty seeing up close.  

Once your natural lens has matured enough to cause vision problems, also known as a cataract, it may be time to consider cataract surgery. 

A premium IOL can restore both near and distant vision and eliminate your need for glasses.  

The task of determining the right IOL for you can seem daunting with the many choices that are available. There are also differences in pricing between the lenses with what your insurance will cover and what you will be responsible for paying. 

It’s best to sit down with your ophthalmologist and discuss not only your needs but how much you want to spend. 

It is vital to keep in mind that choosing a premium IOL may be worth the extra investment. This is especially true if you can afford it and are interested in reducing your dependency on glasses as much as possible.

Better Vision Experience

When choosing an IOL, it is important to remember that this lens will serve you for years to come.

If being able to regain the near vision that makes it easier to create (knitting, painting, and other fine detailed activities) is meaningful to you, then choosing a premium IOL will be worth the extra out-of-pocket cost. 

Helps You Stay Active

Do you miss walking, golfing, sightseeing, or another favorite sport that you haven’t been able to enjoy for some time? 

Maybe it’s been hard to drive, and you’re missing the freedom of being able to go wherever you want whenever you want.

Whatever your reasons are, you’ll be able to regain a happy and healthy lifestyle after surgery. Choosing a premium IOL will give you more freedom and ease by reducing your need for glasses. 

Not only will your eyesight be improved, but you will no longer have the added stress of having your glasses slip off or making sure you remember to bring your special sports glasses to the gym.

Put Your Reading Glasses Away

A premium multifocal IOL will also eliminate or significantly reduce your need for reading glasses. This means no longer having them attached to your person or frantically searching for them in order to read a menu, a recipe, instructions, or the book you were looking forward to reading.

Treats Other Refractive Errors Too

A premium IOL will not only treat presbyopia (needing glasses to read), but it will also correct for:

  • Nearsightedness – when you look far, the world looks blurry 
  • Farsightedness – when you look at objects close up, they appear blurry  
  • Astigmatism – both near and far distances seem blurry

Again, this means having more freedom and being able to see clearly all through your day, no matter your lifestyle.

When discussing which IOL will be best for your needs, remember to include any activities that you want to be able to enjoy once more after surgery. 

Your doctor will take in your lifestyle choices and needs when helping you select an IOL that is right for you. 

Are you interested in learning more about your premium IOL options for cataract surgery? Schedule your cataract screening at Laser Eye Center in Huntsville, AL today!