Toric Lenses: Correct Astigmatism During Cataract Surgery
Many patients come to Arizona Eye Specialists with not only cataracts but also astigmatism (with or without nearsightedness and farsightedness). Having worn glasses or contact lenses their entire lives, they are often surprised to learn that having cataract surgery can also correct their astigmatism as well.
Toric Intraocular Lenses (IOLs) are lenses that replace the cloudy lens that is removed during cataract surgery. You may be able to break free from eyeglasses or contact lenses for distance vision in just one step, without the need for additional surgical procedures.The lens is permanently placed in the exact location in the eye to adjust for the unique shape of your cornea.
Toric lenses can reduce or completely eliminate your need for distance glasses after cataract surgery.
Learn More About Toric Lenses
During a consultation with your cataract doctor, you can learn more about the Toric IOLs, what type of vision could be achieved and if you might be a good candidate for this type of Lifestyle Lens.
Multifocal Lenses: Clear Vision at All Distances
For some patients, the need for cataract surgery can actually be a stroke of good luck because it can mean a reduced dependence on eyeglasses after surgery. Of course, not all cataract patients enjoy clear vision at all distances, but those who choose multifocal Intraocular Lenses (IOLs) may end up with better vision than they’ve had in years.
At Arizona Eye Specialists we offer these types of lenses to replace the cloudy lens that is removed during cataract surgery. Rather than just providing clear distance vision like monofocal lenses do, multifocal IOLs also correct presbyopia (the need for reading glasses to see things up close).
Permanently implanted into the eye, these prescription lenses focus light from different distances simultaneously to allow for clear vision at all distances. As a result, multifocal lenses can reduce or completely eliminate your need for reading glasses or bifocals after cataract surgery.
Learn More About Multifocal Lenses
During a consultation with your cataract doctor, you can discuss your vision goals, find out if a multifocal IOL might help you achieve those goals and determine the cost of multifocal IOLs. After an evaluation of your lifestyle and goals, we can determine if you might be a good candidate for this type of lens. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.
NOW OFFERING PanOptix® Trifocal Lens.
The PanOptix® Trifocal Lens is a once-in-a lifetime opportunity that opens up a million more. It’s the first and only trifocal cataract replacement lens in the U.S. that helps you achieve excellent vision with less dependence on glasses. The PanOptix® Lens, now available at our practice, provides an outstanding range of vision without blurry zones, so you can focus on the opportunities ahead.
To learn more about your cataract surgery options and if the PanOptix® Lens is right for you, give us a call to schedule your consultation.