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Why You Should Choose Premium Lenses for Cataract Surgery

By Annie – February 08, 2021

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As you age, your eyes will become more susceptible to common eye problems like cataracts. A cataract is a cloud that forms on the eye’s natural lens and results in impaired vision. This issue mainly affects those around 40 years of age and older, but younger people can form cataracts, too.

The good news is that cataract surgery usually results in complete vision rehabilitation and can be treated on an outpatient basis.

With advances in technology and a team of experienced cataract experts, OOMC is dedicated to treating cataracts in the least invasive way possible. We offer an advanced cataract removal procedure that can restore your vision and help you recover faster.

Read on to learn about the benefits of choosing premium IOLs for cataract surgery.

Symptoms and Early Signs of Cataracts

If you’re suffering from cataracts, you may experience the following symptoms:

  • Difficulty reading and seeing at night
  • Difficulty distinguishing colors
  • Seeing halos and glares around bright lights
  • Changes in vision prescription

Blurred vision is also a common symptom. When a cataract forms, it can change the way light passes through the eye which leads to decreased vision.

While cataracts are one of the most common eye problems, very few know they have them. That’s because symptoms go unnoticed until they affect eyesight. The easiest and most effective way to spot early signs of cataracts is to schedule routine eye exams. Your doctor will be able to detect any signs of cataracts and provide the treatment needed to preserve your vision.

Types of Cataract Lenses

There are a wide variety of premium IOLs to choose from, with the best option for you depending on many factors, including your lifestyle and specific vision needs. Premium IOLs are considered the best option for many patients because they have advanced features, far outweighing the benefits of basic IOLs covered by health insurance.

To see which IOL is best for you, here’s a closer look at the different types of cataract lenses.

  • Monofocal IOLs can only provide one focusing distance (distance, intermediate, or near). They do not help correct astigmatism, but many patients will often choose this cataract lens to help them see at a distance. However, they may still need glasses to focus on closer images. Monofocal IOLs of different focusing distances can also be implanted into each eye to achieve monovision. This allows you to see clearly at different distances. However, using two different IOLs can cause changes in depth perception.
  • Multifocal IOLs are cataract lenses that allow patients to see clearly at all distances. When implanted into both eyes, patients may not need to wear contact lenses or glasses to correct their vision after their cataract procedure. Overall, multifocal lenses are recommended for those with no eye problems and provide optimum results when implanted into both eyes. However, they can cause glares or halos around bright lights at night.
  • If you have astigmatism, Toric IOLs can be an ideal solution. Toric IOLs are available in many powers and can help correct several diopters of astigmatism. During the procedure, the surgeon will implant the lens and make sure that it is aligned properly to improve vision.  While this cataract lens will help reduce blurry eyesight and help patients see far away, those with higher levels of astigmatism may still need weak glasses to ensure crystal-clear vision.

Schedule A Consult

Cataracts are a common eye problem that affects millions and impairs vision. But with the right cataract surgery and routine eye exams, eyesight and eye health can be preserved. Your cataract surgeon will help you choose the best IOL for your needs during your pre-op exam and consultation.

To learn more about cataracts and cataract surgery, schedule a cataract consultation at one of our offices throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Maryland:

New Jersey: Omni Eye Services | Phillips Eye Specialists | Kremer Eye Center | Corneal Associates of New Jersey

New York: Omni Eye Surgery

Pennsylvania: Kremer Eye Center | Ludwick Eye Center

Maryland: Ludwick Eye Center

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