Monofocal Lens (Distance or Monovision)
Distance only provide great quality distance vision allowing our patients to drive and to watch television without glasses. The lenses are set for distance so reading glasses will be necessary 100% of the time for near and computer work. Monofocal lenses can also be set for one eye to be distance and one eye for reading which is called monovision. This option allows patients to be less dependent on reading glasses.
A multifocal lens is designed to offer a range of vision far and near. The goal of multifocal lenses is to minimize the need for glasses. The majority of our patients with multifocal lenses, close to 80-90%, are free of glasses at any range and function well independent of glasses.
You probably noticed in your forties that you started to lose some of your up-close vision and had to start wearing reading glasses. The right lens not only treats your cataracts (a clouding or hardening of your lens); many patients hardly if ever wear glasses after surgery. It does so by recreating accommodation similar to your eye’s natural lens. The unique intraocular lens is designed to allow you to enjoy a fuller, more natural range of vision for most activities, including: reading a book, working on the computer, and driving a car.
Intraocular lenses are modeled after the human eye. Like the natural lens, it is a lens implant that uses the eye muscle to flex and accommodate in order to focus on objects in the environment at all distances. Intraocular lenses dynamically adjust to your visual needs.
Florida Eye Specialists also offers premium IOL that can treat not only your cataracts, but your astigmatism, too. These premium IOLs are designed to provide you with a broader range of vision. Custom-selected for your degree of astigmatism, a premium IOL may be the ideal choice to improve your vision.
Toric lenses are designed to correct astigmatism and offer better quality vision. Astigmatism refers to the shape of the cornea, the clear window in the front of the eye. Patients with astigmatism have a “football shaped” cornea as opposed to a normal “basketball shaped” cornea. Advances in intraocular lens design allows for correction of this irregular shape and great quality distance vision without glasses after cataract surgery.
Before cataract surgery, we will perform several measurements to determine the appropriate lens implant strength to custom fit your eye. Lower levels of astigmatism can be corrected with laser cataract surgery alone.