Deciding on a replacement lens for cataract surgery can be a challenging task. At Society Hill Ophthalmic Associates, our dedicated cataract surgeons will walk you through the process and provide you with some of the best premium lens options available.
When choosing a replacement lens for cataract surgery, you will first have to decide between a standard or premium IOL. Often, this decision will be based on your budget and vision goals.
A standard IOL is often covered under insurance, and for this reason, it is less expensive. However, a standard lens will only correct your vision at one distance range.
Most people who choose standard lenses choose to have their vision corrected at a distance. In this case, they will still require glasses to do certain activities such as reading.
However, a premium IOL can correct your vision at more than one distance, allowing you to greatly reduce your dependence on visual aids after the procedure. So although they may be more expensive, they will be an investment in your quality of life.
The cataract surgeons at Society Hill Ophthalmic Associates in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, offer toric IOLs and one of the most advanced premium lenses available: the Alcon PanOptix IOL.
The design of the PanOptix IOL aims to correct vision at distance, intermediate, and near. Since it corrects vision at all three distances, it is known as a trifocal lens.
The PanOptix IOL will allow you to experience a broader range of vision and increased independence from visual aids for most daily tasks. This lens is designed to address visual symptoms associated with cataracts and presbyopia, which is the age-related loss of near vision.
This means, after the procedure, you will be able to experience clear vision at a distance as well as clear intermediate vision for computer use, and clear near vision for reading.
Most people who choose the PanOptix IOL experience clearer vision immediately after the procedure. However, it may take some time for your eyes to adjust to the new lens and for your vision to reach its maximum potential.
At Society Hill Ophthalmology Associates, we are proud to offer this revolutionary lens to provide you with improved vision and reduced reliance on visual aids. In fact, the doctors here were the first in the region to implant this lens after FDA approval.
Toric IOLs are specifically designed to correct vision in those who have astigmatism. During your cataract evaluation appointment, after your eye doctor has taken numerous measurements of your eyes, they will be able to determine if you have enough astigmatism to warrant a toric IOL.
Many types of lenses come in a toric model, including the PanOptix IOL. If you have astigmatism, choosing a toric model IOL can allow you to experience extra crisp vision after cataract surgery.
If your eye doctor recommends a toric IOL, it’s best to consider this type of lens to ensure the best possible vision outcome after cataract surgery.
The best way to decide which premium IOL may be best for you is to visit your eye doctor for an evaluation. At this evaluation, your eye doctor will discuss your lens options with you and help you decide which one will best accomplish your vision goals.
Your eye doctor will likely instruct you to weigh certain factors like cost, visual outcome, lifestyle, and hobbies. If reducing your dependence on visual aids is important to you, a premium lens option will be best for you.
When deciding which premium IOL will best suit your needs, your eye doctor will thoroughly explain the differences and recommend the best option.
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