With today’s technology, cataract surgery is safer and more effective than ever. Thanks to the vast array of IOL, or intraocular lens, options, you can decide how you want to see after cataract surgery.
IOLs replace the natural lens in your eye so you can see clearly, completely free from cataracts. What kind of IOL you choose depends on what type of visual experience you want post-cataract surgery.
Premium IOLs can allow you to have greater visual freedom after cataract surgery but are often more expensive. Standard IOLs, while less expensive, will only allow you to see clearly at one distance without glasses.
Keep reading to learn more about IOLs, including whether or not premium IOLs may be worth it for you!
What Are the Differences Between Standard and Premium IOLs?
The two categories of IOLs are standard IOLs and premium IOLs. This reflects how big of an investment they are and what kinds of benefits you get from them.
Standard IOLs are the most basic option. They give you functional sight after your cataract surgery, but only at a singular distance.
The IOL is set to correct vision for either near or far distance. You will have to use glasses to make up for whichever one you need.
Standard IOLs are the least expensive option, making them a decent pick for someone who doesn’t mind depending on visual aids for certain activities. Premium IOLs, on the other hand, are more advanced.
There are several different types of premium IOLs, differing based on how they work and what they can correct. For example, multifocal IOLs use different zones in the lens to allow your eye to change focus.
Accommodating IOLs move inside the eye using your natural eye muscles. Toric IOLs are able to correct most people’s astigmatism.
All premium IOLs have one thing in common; they can drastically reduce or even eliminate your need for glasses.
Do Premium IOLs Match My Lifestyle?
Whether or not you invest in premium IOLs will depend greatly on your lifestyle. Do you find glasses to be a hassle?
Premium IOLs will likely be able to reduce your dependence on them significantly. Are you an active person? Moving around without glasses is easier and more fun.
Stahl Eyecare Experts in NYC offer a variety of top-of-the-line IOL products. Even if you decide to go for the standard IOL, you will still enjoy a monofocal experience that outperforms others in the category.
For premium options, you can decide between several multifocal or trifocal implants. The TECNIS Symfony IOL is a tried and true implant.
It was the first multifocal IOL on the market approved for treating presbyopia and cataracts. The ReSTOR Multifocal implant has a fantastic satisfaction rating.
The Crystalens Multifocal Implant excels at mid-range focus. At Stahl Eyecare Experts, our cataract surgeons offer two different trifocal options.
For those who are interested in having a wide range of vision, the Alcon AcrySof IQ Vivity or the Alcon PanOptix trifocal implants are tough to beat.
Choosing an IOL can be an overwhelming experience. Let the experts at Stahl guide you to your vision destination.
Are you interested in learning more about premium IOLs, including which may be right for you? Schedule an appointment at Stahl Eyecare Experts in Garden City, NY, today!