WHAT ARE CATARACT LENSES?
With nearly three million patients being diagnosed with cataracts every year, cataract surgery has become a highly perfected procedure within the eye health field. At The Eye Center of Southern Indiana, our team performs both traditional and cataract surgery, depending on your needs. The goal of this treatment is the same for both techniques: to remove the cataract lens of the eye and replace it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL). There are many different types of IOLs offered, and we will help you choose the best lens type to suit your unique vision needs and lifestyle. If you've been diagnosed with cataracts or have noticed distinctly cloudier vision, reach out to our team in Bloomington, IN today.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CATARACT LENSES?
Artificial intraocular lenses (IOLs) at The Eye Center of Southern Indiana don’t just treat your cataracts — they can also dramatically improve your vision with benefits like:
- Creating better overall vision
- Offering multiple customizable options
- Reducing reliance on glasses and contact lenses
- Treats astigmatism, nearsightedness, farsightedness, and presbyopia
- IOLs can last a lifetime
WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR IOLS?
IOLs are typically recommended for patients who are affected by cataracts, a condition that causes the natural lens of the eye to become clouded. Patients will need to undergo a thorough eye exam at The Eye Center of Southern Indiana to be properly diagnosed with cataracts. We can review your medical history and symptoms before making the best recommendations moving forward.
WHAT ARE MY CATARACT LENS OPTIONS?
Implanting a lens is an essential part of cataract surgery. There are a variety of lens implants available, and part of our evaluation is to determine which one would provide you with the best quality of vision for the rest of your life. At The Eye Center of Southern Indiana, our team provides a coupe of IOL options, such as:
- Monofocal IOLs let individuals view objects at a distance
- Toric IOLs improve vision at a distance for those with severe astigmatism.
- Extended Depth of Focus IOLs allows for patients to have visual outcomes for distance, intermediate and near vision. There is potential for spectacle independence.
- Light Adjustable IOLs are a new innovative technology giving excellent results during cataract surgery that can be adjusted post-operatively to allow for customization of visual outcomes.
CATARACT LENSES FAQ
How do I know which cataract lens is right for me?
The Eye Center of Southern Indiana will perform a thorough examination during your initial cataract assessment. Our team of eye care specialists works hard to understand the progression of your disease and which lens best meets your needs. We're proud to provide monofocal and toric lenses to meet your visual and lifestyle needs.
What's the difference between monofocal and toric lenses?
Monofocal lenses provide correction for a single distance, while toric lenses are designed to help patients with astigmatism achieve better distance vision. Patients with astigmatism who want to avoid wearing distance glasses after surgery should consider toric lenses after cataract surgery in Bloomington, IN, but can still benefit from traditional monofocal lenses.
What will my vision be like after cataract surgery?
Results vary, but many people enjoy significant improvements in near, mid-distance, and far vision. Some patients may not achieve perfect 20/20 vision after cataract surgery, but you can experience significant enhancements that allow you to see well for work, school, and other activities. Our staff can let you know what to expect in our office.
GET CLEARER VISION TODAY
At The Eye Center of Southern Indiana, our skilled team of ophthalmologists and optometrists aims to provide attentive care for each person who visits our office. With a focus on sustaining strong patient-doctor relationships, our team gets to know you, as well as your eye health to provide you with the best feedback and suggestions for your ocular needs. If you suspect that you have cataracts, reach out to our team in Bloomington, IN to learn about your options.