Types of IOLs
Conventional Monofocal IOLs
Monofocal lenses are a standard IOL intended to improve distance vision. These lenses offer one point of focus and are unable to correct astigmatism. Most patients may still depend on glasses or contacts for their visual needs (distance, intermediate, and near) following surgery. Medicare and most insurances will pay for most, if not all, of your procedure, including the cost a conventional monofocal lens.
Monovision lenses correct one eye for distance vision and one eye for near vision, thus lessening the likelihood for glasses or contacts. For patients who have successfully experienced monovision with contact lens wear, this type of IOL to correct distance and near vision could be up for consideration. There may be an additional out-of-pocket cost associated with a monovision lens.
The Toric lens is designed to eliminate or reduce corneal astigmatism and significantly improve uncorrected distance vision, independent of glasses or contact lenses. A patient who has both a cataract and astigmatism will not regain high quality distance vision after cataract surgery unless the astigmatism is also corrected. There is an additional cost for a Toric IOL.
Multi-focal or Presbyopia-Correcting (Extended Depth of Focus) IOLs
Multi-focal and presbyopia-correcting IOLs are advanced artificial lenses designed for people with astigmatism, cataracts, and presbyopia. We offer a variety of technolically advanced IOLs that meet the needs of each patient. Many patients with cataracts do not need to rely on glasses once they have been treated with a premium IOL because these lenses improve distance, intermediate, and near vision and they can eliminate chromatic aberration, so color boundaries are clearly distinguished. Because these lenses are elective, there is an out-of-pocket cost associated with a multi-focal lens.