Which Intraocular Lens Implant Option is Right for You?

The latest lens implant options now offer greater choice and features than ever before, including state of the art multi-focal versatility, enhanced low light performance, and improved astigmatism correction.

If you have cataracts

New multifocal lens implants and accommodating intraocular lenses offer a range of focusing distances and can eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses. In the multifocal type, a series of focal zones or rings is designed into the IOL. Depending on where incoming light focuses through the zones, the person may be able to see both near and distant objects clearly. The design of the accommodative lens allows certain eye muscles to move the IOL forward and backward, changing the focus much as it would with a natural lens, allowing near and distance vision.

If you have presbyopia

Presbyopia is the medical name for the effects of aging on our eyes and the corresponding loss of focusing power on close-up objects. Multi-focal implants are made with concentric rings to enable focusing on near and far objects. These are the best lenses to achieve reading vision but the “rings” can produce halos occasionally noticeable with night driving. Using multi-focal implants you can get the double benefit of being treated for cataracts and presbyopia at the same time, eliminating the need for glasses or contact lens.

If you have astigmatism

The AcrySof® IQ Toric IOL takes precise astigmatism correction and adds the enhanced image quality of an aspheric lens, taking the toric IOL to a whole new level. Treating both presbyopia and astigmatism in one surgery, this intraocular lens is engineered to excel in low-light conditions, improving contrast sensitivity and functional vision for patients when they need it most.

To find out which option is the best choice for you, please take advantage of our free, no obligation consultation. Use our online form or call (604) 430-9586 or toll-free at 1-877-355-3937 to set up your appointment

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