Last week, we introduced you to what is a cataract and cataract surgery. When you have cataract surgery, an ophthalmologist removes the clouded, natural lens in your eye and replaces it with an Intra-Ocular Lens, or IOL. When you talk with your doctor prior to your cataract surgery, they will discuss your vision goals and ask you about what is most important to you.
Do you enjoy reading books? How often do you drive? What type of tasks do you complete on a daily basis? Do you work on a computer frequently?
As you share your habits and goals with your ophthalmologist, they will get an understanding of your vision goals and together you both will make a decision on the best IOL for you and your lifestyle.
We will begin looking into the three Premium IOL options that you will get to chose from starting with the Near & Far (Multifocal) IOL.
Is your goal to wear glasses as little as possible? The Near & Far IOL may be the IOL for you. “The Near & Far IOL gives you the greatest freedom from glasses out of all of the lens implants,” says Dr. James McHale. He continues by saying, “You will have well-focused distance vision and it will provide you with the best ability to bring focus as close to you as possible.” So, this IOL is great for reading and seeing from a further distance. It will provide you with a reduced dependency on glasses and clearer vision for all types of activities – near & far.
Do you have questions about the Near & Far IOL? We’d be more than happy to answer any questions you have. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to see one of our experienced ophthalmologists about cataract surgery and what we can do to help you have great vision!