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How Do I Know Which Premium Lens to Choose?

Treating cataracts involves the removal of the clouded natural eye lens. When you opt for cataract removal, you will require a new lens in your eye. This can be very beneficial, especially if you were previously nearsighted or farsighted. You could choose a lens that will give you excellent, clear vision and vivid colors and at the same time decrease your dependence on eyeglasses. 


In the past, all patients who got cataract surgery received the same lens type. Over the years, new technology has allowed eye surgeons to restore a patient’s vision. It is vital to know which premium lens to choose.


Cataracts and Presbyopia


Both cataracts and presbyopia (decrease in the ability to focus on near objects) are conditions that diminish eye function as people age. In the past, eye doctors had to address the two conditions separately. Surgery was for cataracts, while glasses or contacts were for treating presbyopia. Patients who needed glasses to correct their vision continued to do so after cataract surgery. 


Today, cataract surgery can solve the two problems simultaneously. Premium intraocular lens (IOL) implants are specialty lenses that help address the two issues. The lens can correct presbyopia as well as myopia (poor distance vision) and hyperopia (poor close vision). 


Choosing Premium Lens


Having options when choosing a lens is very beneficial. If you are planning to get cataract surgery, you need to know the options available.  


The doctor inserts the intraocular lenses during cataract surgery. This means that you do not have the chance to try them out to determine the one you like most. Different factors will help you make the best choice.


Your doctor at Fier Eye Care will thoroughly describe your options and the pros and cons of each. Make sure you completely understand the wonderful enhancement that the Premium lens can offer.


Factors to Consider When Choosing Lenses


When choosing the lens type before your cataract surgery, you need to think about several factors. Think about the activities that you enjoy doing and what you would like to do without eyeglasses. Think about the cost of the premium lens, considering that your insurance may not cover the extra. 


Consider the distances that you want to see clearly without wearing glasses. Eye measurements will help determine the ideal power of the new lens. You need to think about the presence of ocular diseases.


Types of Lenses Available 


To make the right lens choice, you need to know the options available. Lenses available include standard lenses (monofocal), multifocal lenses, toric lenses, and monovision or blended vision lenses. The eye doctor will help you determine the best lens for you. 


No single lens is right for everyone. Considering the factors above will help you determine whether you need a monofocal lens or a premium lens. The premium lens will help correct presbyopia. 


Do You Have Astigmatism?


Whether or not you suffer from astigmatism will help determine the lens to choose. Astigmatism is an eye condition characterized by a misshaped cornea. This eye condition requires a specific type of lens. An IOL toric lens will help correct the vision without the need for eyeglasses or regular contact lenses. Toric correcting lenses are available in both monofocal and multifocal versions.  


To find out which premium lens to choose, contact Fier Eye Care & Surgery Center at our offices in Port St. Lucie and Stuart, Florida. You can call 772-400-2400 or 772-286-0007 today to schedule an appointment.

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