Cataracts are a clouding of the eye’s lens that occurs naturally as part of the aging process. During cataract surgery, the cloudy lens is removed and replaced with a synthetic lens implant called an intraocular lens implant (IOL). Thanks to advancements in IOL technology, cataract patients now have options and are no longer limited to distance vision alone. Multifocal IOLs, also referred to as Advanced Technology Intraocular lens implants or Accommodative IOLs, are designed to provide a full range of vision offering the possibility of seeing well at more than one distance, and greatly reducing or even eliminating the need for glasses after cataract surgery.
These advanced IOLs work similarly to bifocal and multifocal contact lenses, except they are implanted within the eye so they require no upkeep or care. They simply allow your eyes to work like they used to…or better.
Multifocal IOLs are particularly helpful for patients with presbyopia. Presbyopia is a particular type of vision problem that happens to most people, starting around age 40. Among the most common symptom is blurred vision when performing up-close tasks. Multifocal IOLs solve this problem and actually correct presbyopia completely.
But multifocal IOLs aren’t the only IOL option you have. Illinois Eye Center offers a wide variety of IOLs to ensure you can achieve your best possible vision. Our skilled doctors use top-of-the-line technology to help determine the right IOL for your needs, lifestyle and budget.
Illinois Eye Center also offers Monofocal lenses, which are designed to deliver good distance vision without glasses. Generally, reading glasses are still required for up-close vision in patients with Monovision IOLs.
Another possible option for patients with astigmatism is Toric Lens Implants. These implants are specifically designed to correct the distorted vision that astigmatism often causes.
Contact Illinois Eye Center at (309) 243-2400 or visit our website for more information on cataract surgery and IOL options and start seeing the world with the clarity you deserve.