If you have to have a cataract removed, we will replace it with what’s called an intraocular lens or an IOL. During cataract surgery, we will remove your natural lens, which means that we will have to replace it with an artificial one which almost acts as a permanent contact.
The great thing about an artificial lens is that it not only preserves your vision, but it also corrects your vision. So, if you had to wear reading glasses before, we can insert a multifocal lens so that you don’t have to worry about wearing reading glasses ever again. The unique thing about IOLs is that we offer a variety of different ones that we can use depending on your specific type of vision.
This type of OIL is used for patients who want to have near, intermediate or distance vision without having to use glasses or contacts. The great thing about this specific type of lens is that it can be used for patients with or without presbyopia.
Some of the unique benefits of the Tecnis multifocal lens is that:
- It gives patients excellent vision at all distances
- It provides patients excellent vision at all light levels
- 90 percent of Tecnis Multifocal IOL patients do not require reading glasses
Another type of IOL that we offer patients is called the ReStor IOL. The unique thing about this specific type of lens is that unlike other lenses that are made of silicone or hard plastic, the ReStor IOL’s are made from a soft, pliable material that bends easily and molds more comfortably to the eye.
Other benefits of this type of IOL include:
- There is no need for stitches because a smaller incision is made in the eye.
- The ReSTOR IOL corrects for both cataracts and presbyopia.
- The implant filters blue light without affecting the quality of vision
- Toric Lenses
Up until now, we weren’t able to provide relief for patients who have astigmatism unless we used Lasik. But, now we can accommodate patients with astigmatisms with this intraocular lens.
Do you want to learn a little bit more about how you can get more precise, healthier vision? If so, then reach out to our Westborough or Salem offices and call us at 508-836-8733.