Am I a Candidate for Premium (Multifocal, Trifocal, Extended Range Of Vision, Toric) IOLs?
Premium IOLs remain the most effective lens replacement used during modern cataract surgery, one of the most common types of eye surgeries performed in the United States.
Premium IOLs are designed to be able to provide patients with the ability to see objects with complete clarity and accuracy at different distances without glasses.
This includes near vision, far vision, and intermediate vision. Premium IOLs are implanted into the eyes and are permanent rather than removable, so they require no maintenance for the rest of your life!
The ways in which premium IOLs work are fairly simple. The lens material optimally distributes light to different distances, depending on the amount of ambient light available. The eye can then focus on these points for better vision. They can even correct astigmatism!
Many patients who choose premium IOLs for their cataract or lens exchange surgery find they have little to no reliance on glasses after their treatment.
Candidacy for Premium IOLs
In order to determine if you are a good candidate for premium IOLs, you will need to have an assessment with our eye doctor. Dr. Ahdoot will evaluate various aspects of your vision and lifestyle to ensure that this type of lens meets your individual needs and is the best solution for you.
Although every patient is unique, they usually all meet specific requirements to attain the optimal outcome. These include the following:
Have healthy eyes with no sign of current disease such as macular degeneration.
Have a healthy cornea. Any surface diseases such as dry eye should be treated and resolved before the patient undergoes a lens exchange.
Fall within the specific parameters of the IOL power range.
Qualify for bilateral implantation. Unilateral implantation is acceptable under certain circumstances. Dr. Ahdoot will discuss which options are best for you.
Premium IOLs are particularly good for patients who enjoy hobbies and activities that require visual acuity at multiple distances, such as reading, driving, sports or theater, but who do not want to be limited by wearing glasses or contacts.
Patients will also be evaluated to ensure that they have reasonable expectations for the outcome of their procedure.
Although reliance on glasses or contacts may be significantly reduced, some cases might need to wear them for some activities. Patients might experience glare or halos around lights at night. While patients will experience many benefits from Premium IOLs, they should also be aware that treatments do not guarantee a 100% total correction of vision.
If you are interested in learning more about the transformative qualities of Premium IOLs, or if you’d like to schedule a consultation to discuss your candidacy for this successful vision solution, call Progressive Ophthalmology today at 718-565-2020.