Blog post by: Eye Physicians of Long Beach

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If it’s time for cataract surgery, you have a choice between monofocal and premium intraocular lenses (IOLs). Although monofocal or standard lenses provide clear vision after cataract surgery, they can only fix vision problems at one distance.

Often, people choose the sharpest focus for seeing things that are further away. If you want to see at intermediate and close-up distances with a standard IOL, you’ll need glasses or contacts.

Premium IOLs are advanced technology lens implants that improve your eyesight at multiple distances. They can even reduce your dependence on glasses and contact lenses.

Keep reading to find out why a premium lens implant is the way to go during cataract surgery!

Customize Your Vision Needs

Everyone’s vision is different. That’s why premium lenses come in various options to ensure vision correction is as effective as possible.

Your cataract surgeon will help you choose an IOL that fits your lifestyle and unique vision needs.

Reduce Your Dependence on Contacts and Glasses

Have you always wanted to reduce your dependence on visual aids? When you choose a premium IOL, you can make this a reality.

A premium lens implant will provide you with clear eyesight at all distances so that you can see up close, far away, and everything in between. As a result, you’ll be able to perform routine tasks and live an active lifestyle without glasses or contacts or with reduced dependence on them.

It becomes much easier to play golf, read the newspaper in the morning, or send text messages on your phone when you don’t need to depend on glasses to see.

Treat Astigmatism

Astigmatism is a refractive error that occurs when your cornea isn’t completely round. Instead of being round like a basketball, it’s closer to the shape of a football.

When this happens, it results in blurry, distorted vision. Most premium lenses come in a toric model.

Toric IOLs are the only lenses specifically designed to correct astigmatism. During cataract surgery, you can fix astigmatism and have your cataract removed at the same time by choosing a toric lens.

Address Presbyopia

Presbyopia is an age-related eye condition that happens when your lens loses its elasticity, preventing it from focusing on close-up objects. Many people that have cataracts also have presbyopia.

Choosing a premium lens implant can correct your near vision while still delivering clear distance vision.

Save on Eyewear Expenses

When you choose a premium IOL, you can reduce your costs of buying glasses, contacts, and reading glasses. Reducing your dependence on visual aids will save you money and put your hard-earned funds back in your pocket.

Spend your money on things you love, like traveling the world or seeing your family and friends.

Premium Lens Implants Offered

At Eye Physicians of Long Beach, we offer our cataract patients many different kinds of premium lens implants. These include the following:

Vivity Lens

The Vivity IOL replaces your cloudy lens and enables you to see in ways that were not previously possible. It’s the first lens implant to give an extended depth of focus.

Choosing the Vivity lens delivers high-quality vision when looking at things up close, in between, and far away from you. The Vivity IOL utilizes X-Wave™ technology.

The proprietary technology reduces halos, starbursts, and glare around light sources considerably. It also provides an uninterrupted range of vision in bright and dim lighting.

PanOptix Trifocal Lens

The PanOptix trifocal lens implant offers crisp, complete focus and high-definition vision that outperforms other IOLs. If you can’t wait to experience visual freedom after cataract surgery, the PanOptix lens is a great choice.

It provides clear far, intermediate, and near vision. Some of the many advantages of the PanOptix trifocal lens include:

  • Clear vision around bright lights
  • Ease of focus as the lens has no blurry zones
  • Seeing colors more vividly
  • Eliminating or reducing the need for glasses or contact as the lens sharpens and corrects your vision

Light Adjustable Lens

The light adjustable lens (LAL) is a premium lens implant that allows patients to customize their vision after having cataract surgery. The light adjustable lens is the only IOL that allows customization.

It works by using UV light to change the shape of the lens. Your eye doctor can adjust the LAL to your specifications throughout several light treatments.

Once your vision is where you want it to be, your eye doctor locks it in. After cataract surgery with the light adjustable lens, you’ll have the vision you want.

Tecnis Multifocal

The Tecnis multifocal IOL considerably improves vision following cataract surgery, giving you freedom from glasses or contacts even in dim light. If you require good eyesight at different distances, the Tecnis IOL can be the perfect solution.

It delivers high-quality eyesight at up close, in between, and far distances. The Tecnis IOL can replace the cloudy lens and fix presbyopia during cataract surgery for people with presbyopia and cataracts.

Tecnis Symfony

Tecnis Symfony IOLs enable you to see seamlessly across a full range of distances. With the Symfony lens, you can improve your ability to see far away.

You can also fix presbyopia, which might have prevented you from focusing on near objects before cataract surgery. By choosing the Tecnis Symfony premium lens, you’ll have little need for glasses after your cataract procedure.

The Symfony lens provides continuous, high-quality vision with minimal incidences of glares and halos. The IOL offers enhanced night vision and contrast, enabling you to experience the best vision possible at any distance, whether day or night.

Eye Physicians of Long Beach offer premium lens implants to fix cataracts, astigmatism, and presbyopia. Our advanced lens technology can eliminate or drastically reduce your need for glasses or contacts and let you enjoy crisp, clear vision after having your cataracts removed.

Want to learn more about your premium lens options? Schedule a cataract consultation at Eye Physicians of Long Beach in Long Beach, CA, today.