At South Shore Eye Care, ensuring we offer the best IOL’s will set all our patients up for success. Our priority is to make sure every patient that walks out the door feels that their vision has improved.
Our eyes are our vision system cameras. Images enter the eyes which send the information to the brain. Each eye has a focusing lens. The lens begins life very flexible and clear. As we age the lens hardens and eventually clouds. This is called a CATARACT. Cataract visual loss can also occur from injury, some medications, and medical conditions.
When blurriness alters our ability to read, drive, enjoy TV, etc., repair becomes necessary. We replace the clouded natural lens with a new lens (made of plastic) to restore clear vision. These are called Intra-Ocular Lenses or IOL’s.
What are the types of IOLs?
IOLs have been available for over 30 years. The materials and styles have evolved to give better visual quality. There are a variety of features.
These lenses are like the original lenses we first had available. They are of one focusing power so they could correct, say distance vision, but the intermediate and near ranges would require the patient to wear reading glasses or bifocals to see at near.
These newer technology IOLs help us have surgical results with less dependence on glasses:
ASTIGMATISM CORRECTING or TORIC IOLs
In addition to cataract, uneven eye surface shape distorts the vision. This is astigmatism.
This can leave patients still in need of glasses after cataract surgery. TORIC IOLs can neutralize the distortion, resulting in sharper vision. (Near and Mid-Range still are under-corrected).
EXTENDED DEPTH OF FOCUS IOLs or EDOF IOLs and MULTIFOCAL IOLs
Clear vision correction for distance, but difficulty with the Intermediate and Near Range, spurred the creation of lens for both distance AND near.
We have a variety of lenses that reduce the eyeglass dependence for both distance and near! Patients frequently need none!
And YES, there are astigmatism correcting TORIC EDOF and TORIC MULTIFOCAL IOL’s, so most cataract repair focusing problems can be successfully handled!
If you are interested in exploring the options for cataract surgery, Contact our office and request an appointment at one of our locations. Call 516-785-3900 (Wantagh office) or 516-541-4141 (Massapequa office) to schedule an appointment. Our ophthalmologists will talk with you about your lens options and advise what will work best for you.
At South Shore Eye Care your vision is our focus.