Thanks to medical advances, you no longer need to wear thick glasses following your cataract surgery. Today, the eye care specialists at Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons, PC use intraocular lenses (IOLs) to replace your clouded lens and correct your vision. If you live in the greater Philadelphia area, including Trappe, Blue Bell, North Wales, Hatboro, Bethlehem, and Levittown, Pennsylvania, or the counties of Montgomery, Bucks, or Northampton, schedule an appointment online or by phone today to learn more about intraocular lenses.
Cataracts refer to an eye condition that occurs when clumps of protein gather in your natural crystalline lens, causing it to become clouded and leading to distorted vision. While you can improve vision with corrective eyewear, cataracts get worse over time and require surgical removal for better eyesight.
When your cataract lens is removed, an artificial lens is inserted to replace it.
Intraocular lenses refer to the artificial lens used to replace your clouded lens during cataract surgery. These special lenses allow you to see more clearly and sharply, and often reduce your need for glasses.
The eye care team at Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons, PC offer a range of IOLs to correct various vision problems. Some of the IOLs include:
Monofocal IOLs were the first intraocular lens and are the most popular choice. However, these types of artificial lenses can only correct your vision at one distance, which means you may need to continue to wear glasses to see clearly at all distances.
Multifocal IOLs contain a series of focal rings that allow for better vision both near and far, which means you may no longer need glasses.
Toric IOLs are used to correct both your cataract and astigmatism, which refers to an irregularly shaped cornea that causes blurry vision. These specially designed intraocular lenses correct the shape of your eye for better vision. The team at Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons, PC may combine your toric IOL with other corrective eye surgeries for complete freedom from glasses and contact lenses.
TECNIS Symfony IOLs are the most advanced artificial lens and provide you with focus at a range of distances without any “breaks” in between. As you change focus, your clarity remains fluid.
Your eye care specialist at Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons, PC can help you determine the best intraocular lens for you during your consultation. The type of lens you need may depend on your underlying vision needs, your lifestyle, and how strongly you want to free yourself from corrective eyewear.
For expert eye care from an experienced team, call Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons, PC or schedule an appointment online today.