Implantable Lifestyle Lenses
Intraocular lenses (IOLs) are tiny, clear lenses that replace the clouded lens to restore focus after cataract surgery. By implanting a standard monofocal IOL, the eye can focus clearly at one distance (usually far) and will require glasses for clear near vision. Most people who select this particular IOL are very happy with their decision. For those looking for less dependence on glasses after surgery, implantable lifestyle lenses may be an option. These include multifocal and toric IOLs.
Multifocal Replacement Lens
The multifocal IOL is often referred to as the “lifestyle” lens, because it is designed to restore a full range of vision—near, far, and intermediate. This is particularly helpful for people with active lifestyles. With a multifocal IOL, it is possible to significantly reduce or completely eliminate your dependence on glasses.
Toric Replacement Lens
Toric IOLs are another type of implantable lifestyle lens and one of the best solutions for correcting both cataracts AND astigmatism during cataract surgery. In the past, patients with astigmatism experienced blurred and distorted vision after cataract surgery, because a standard replacement lens could not correct this condition. The toric IOL is designed to provide quality distance vision with reduced dependence on eyeglasses and contact lenses.
“I was impressed with Mattax Neu Prater and their staff. From the time I came in the door until I left after my after-surgery checkup, my experience was absolute comfort. Your appointment is made on your schedule, then you come in and you are handled politely and courteously. I was in, I was out, then I went out for breakfast.”
- Suzy, Actual Patient
Which IOL is best for me?
There are a variety of IOLs on the market, but not all of them will restore YOUR best vision. Before deciding on a replacement lens, it is important to consult with your eye doctor to discuss your options and the kind of vision you want after surgery.
Implantable lifestyle lenses may not be covered by Medicare and may require an additional charge. We work to make clear vision available to all those who need it. Our counselors will happily guide you through our affordable options and answer all of your questions.