Advanced Technology Lenses
Experience crystal clear and wide-range vision. Intraocular lenses are a permanent solution to cataracts and astigmatism.
What are Lifestyle Lenses?
Lifestyle Lenses are designed to improve vision at all distances after cataract surgery. The high technology of lifestyle lenses allows the eye to focus at distances both near and far. Many of our Lifestyle Lens patients can possibly eliminate or reduce their dependence on readers or bifocals. The Lifestyle Lens procedure allows our patients to go back to the lifestyle they enjoy!
What is an Intraocular Lens (IOL)?
Intraocular lenses, or IOLs, are implanted inside the eye that takes the place of the natural crystalline lens after it has been removed during cataract surgery, refractive lens exchange, or when patients are not candidates for laser vision correction. The first IOLs were mono-focal and could only correct for distance or near vision, but not both. The latest advancements in IOL design have produced lifestyle IOLs that can improve vision for the entire range of vision, including near, intermediate, and far.
What is the difference between Standard and Advanced IOL?
Advanced Technology IOLs are a type of intraocular lens used not only to replace the eyes’ lens following cataract removal but also to correct astigmatism, distance, and near vision. Standard IOLs improve distance vision. Reading glasses or contact lenses will be needed to correct near vision with a standard lens. With premium IOLs, patients will greatly reduce their dependency on reading glasses or contact lenses and experience a lifetime of clear vision at different distances.
Are there multiple types of intraocular lenses?
Yes! There are types of IOLs available for patients seeking this treatment option. Each IOL type corrects vision in a unique manner, targeting certain pre-existing eye conditions and vision capabilities. Katzen Eye Care & Laser offers the following:
- Monofocal IOL: Assists patients in distance activities and helps lessen the dependent on glasses.
- Advanced Technology IOLs (AT IOLs): Offers variable distance viewing with a greater possibility that glasses or contacts will not be needed.
- Extended Range of Vision IOL: Provides less dependence at all distances and offers greater freedom from eyewear than traditional monofocal IOLs.
- Toric (or Astigmatic) IOLs: Reduces or eliminates corneal astigmatism while greatly improving patient distance vision.
- Accommodating (Crystalens) IOL: Corrects vision by changing focus as the patient views objects at varying distances.
Are Advanced Technology IOLs Right For Me?
If you answer “Yes” to these questions, you may be a candidate for intraocular lenses.
- Are you nearsighted, farsighted, or do you have astigmatism?
- Do you want to greatly reduce dependency on reading glasses or contact lenses?
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does the initial consultation take?
It takes about 2 hours, including the diagnostic procedures.
Can both of my eyes be treated with IOLs during one procedure?
Ophthalmologists will only treat one eye at a time. The average time between surgeries is usually two weeks, but that may depend upon the individual patient and doctor.
Can How long does the surgery take? of my eyes be treated with IOLs during one procedure?
Typically, cataract surgery will take approximately 10 minutes. You should experience no pain before, during, or after your surgery.