Intraocular Lenses (IOLs)
Today there is a wide variety of lenses to choose from. Once we get an understanding of your lifestyle and visual needs, we can choose the intraocular lens that is best suited for you.
Monofocal lenses are designed to provide clear vision at a single focal point (usually far away for good driving vision, for example). With monofocal lenses you must wear eyeglasses or contact lenses in order to use a computer, read or perform other close up tasks. Another option is to utilize Monovision and place one ocular lens focused for distance and one for near.
Toric IOLs are premium intraocular lenses that correct astigmatism. They are also set to focus on one distance, usually far away. Astigmatism may also be corrected in other ways at the time of cataract surgery.
Multifocal IOLs can reduce your need for reading glasses or computer glasses after cataract surgery. These lenses are designed to provide both distance and near or intermediate focal points. These lenses are not covered by insurance.
“I was to the point that the cataracts in both eyes were making normal things harder to see and do. I was examined by Dr. Kokinakis and she explained all my options in a way that I could really understand what might work best for me based on my goal of not wearing glasses again. After much thought and reflection, I made the decision to go with Toric Panoptic Lenses and I could not have made a better choice. By my post-op day one, I could already see the immense improvement in my eyesight. The colors were brighter and I could read things that I had trouble seeing even with my glasses. I am thrilled with my surgery and the care I received at Beaufort Eye Center. The transition to my new lenses has been so easy – I highly recommend Alcon Toric Panoptic Lenses!” – Barry R.