The Best IOLs for Cataract Surgery | Westlake Eye Specialists

The Best IOLs for Cataract Surgery

There are a variety of factors to consider when determining which IOL is the best for you. Your eye doctor will ask you to consider your budget, lifestyle, and hobbies.

With so many options to choose from at Westlake Specialists in Austin, TX, you may need some help sorting through them. Keep reading to learn the best IOLs for cataract surgery.

Monofocal IOLs

Monofocal IOLs are the basic, standard option. They are fitted to correct for distance vision, intermediate vision, or close-up vision, but no combination of the three. 

Standard monofocal IOLs will allow you to see clearly at one distance after cataract surgery. However, if you choose a standard monofocal IOL, you will still need glasses for certain activities.

Most people who choose a monofocal IOL select to have them set to correct distance vision. If they choose this, they will have to use reading glasses when performing tasks at near. 

Since they are simple, they are also the least expensive. However, when you factor in the cost of the glasses you’ll need and the visual freedom you’ll gain, many people agree that premium multifocal IOLs are the way to go.

Multifocal IOLs

Multifocal IOLs, on the other hand, are able to correct vision at near, far, and in between. Unlike a monofocal IOL, a premium multifocal IOL can allow you to experience reduced dependence on visual aids.

After allowing your eye some time to adjust to your new lens, you will be able to change focus as easily as you can with your natural lens. At Westlake Eye Specialists, our eye doctors offer some of the most advanced options for multifocal IOLs.

Symfony IOL

The TECNIS Symfony IOL provides high-definition vision from near to far distances. The focal range is uninterrupted, making the quality really stand out. 

PanOptix IOL

The AcrySof IQ PanOptix Trifocal IOL provides crystal clear vision at three vision distances instead of two. You can expect a wide range of vision without sacrificing sharpness. 

Vivity IOL

The Vivity IOL uses a special technology called X-Wave to assist with light. The lens allows you to use all available light, which enhances vision in dim light and reduces glare in bright light. 

Toric IOLs  

Toric IOLs are designed for people with astigmatism. Astigmatism can make your vision distorted and uneven.

If your eye doctor believes that you would benefit from a toric IOL due to your amount of astigmatism, they may recommend one. Many premium monofocal IOLs come in a toric model so that you can experience the most significant visual freedom after cataract surgery.

How to Choose the Best IOL

Reading through basic descriptions of each IOL is an excellent way to start thinking about which choice may be best for you. Scheduling a cataract screening will allow you to ask questions and get suggestions from a professional. 

Your eye doctor will help guide you when deciding which IOL best fits your needs.

Do you want more information about the different IOLs that are available? Schedule a cataract screening at Westlake Eye Specialists to get help deciding what choice is right for you!