Premium Lens Implants in Hoffman Estates, IL
Intraocular lenses (IOL) come in a variety of materials and designs. Our eye doctors generally choose a lens made of a material that is best suited to your individual vision need. Millions of cataract surgeries are performed annually in order to provide patients with clearer vision, better color contrast, and ultimately enhance their lives.
All intraocular lenses used at Sullivan Ostoich Eye Center are coated with UV filters. Some intraocular lenses are designed to be multifocal in certain lighting circumstances, which may enable patients to see both at distance and near without the need for glasses.
Sullivan Ostoich Eye Center in Hoffman Estates, IL offers the following kinds of intraocular lenses:
Multifocal IOL’s correct distance and near vision but do not correct astigmatism. Therefore they can only be used in patients without significant astigmatism. Although Multifocal IOL’s have good distance and near vision, they often have a dip in mid-range vision.
Most cataract surgeries are performed on patients between the ages of 65 and 85, where patients likely face a blend of nearsightedness and farsightedness. In general, a person with presbyopia or farsightedness corrects their vision through either wearing progressive lenses or multifocal contact lenses.
Fortunately, cataract surgery has created an opportunity to correct a patient’s presbyopia as well as nearsightedness through a multifocal IOL or intraocular implant. Multifocal IOLs provide an accurate vision for near and far distances, while a standard monofocal IOL can only improve nearsightedness.
As modern multifocal IOLs are being developed, satisfactory rates among patients are at an all-time high. Multifocal IOLs are designed to accommodate any changes in the optic position or shape to bring patients consistently clear vision that feels both natural and seamless.
SYMFONY EXTENDED RANGE IOL
The most recently approved premium IOL is the Symfony Extended Range IOL. The Symfony is designed to correct distance vision, newspaper reading and middle distance without the need for glasses. However, some reading eyeglasses are necessary for ‘medicine bottle’ size tiny print. In addition, the Symfony IOL has a Toric version which corrects for astigmatism, enabling many patients to enjoy the benefits of IOL.
The Toric IOL is designed to correct astigmatism. If a patient has a cornea shaped like the side of a football (as opposed to like a baseball), the standard IOL will not be able to correct the vision totally and the patient may need to wear glasses after cataract surgery. The Toric IOL corrects this condition and the patients only need readers after surgery.
Discuss your options with the eye doctor during your surgical consult.