Advanced Technology IOLs
Multifocal IOLs, or advanced technology IOLs, are a newer type of lens that treats multiple focal points and reduces or eliminates the need for eyeglasses or contact lenses after cataract surgery. Part of the rapid evolution in IOL innovations, these newer lenses are made from cutting-edge materials with unique features. This is made possible through highly specialized optics that divide light and focus it on more than one point to provide a range from near to far eyesight Accommodative IOLs are considered monofocal, meaning they have a fixed focal point. This type of lens is designed to move in response to your eye’s own muscle, which translates into the ability to see multiple focal points.
While there are several advanced technology IOLs on the market today, one of the newest and most popular ones is the AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® IOL.
Astigmatism Correcting IOLs
[custom_frame_right shadow=”on”][/custom_frame_right] In addition to treating the cataract, some IOLs can also correct astigmatism at the time of surgery. These lenses will minimize the need for distance vision glasses after surgery. One such IOL that has gained widespread popularity is the AcrySof® IQ Toric IOL (made specifically to address cataracts with astigmatism).
And now there’s even the ReSTOR Toric, a multi-distance lens for patients with astigmatism! If you have astigmatism and want your best chance at glasses-free living, be sure to ask us at your next appointment.
Watch patient testimonials for AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® IOLs or AcrySof® IQ Toric IOLs here.
[divider]No single lens works best for everyone. Anjema Eye Institute can help determine the most appropriate option for you and will work with you to help select the right course of treatment.