Premium Intraocular Lenses in Chesterfield, MO

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What are premium intraocular lenses?

Premium intraocular lenses (IOLs) are a type of artificial lens used to replace the eye's natural, clouded lens (called a cataract) during cataract surgery. In addition to improving vision loss caused by cataracts, IOLs can treat other vision concerns, such as refractive errors. If you are a patient with a common refractive error who wishes to reduce their dependence on glasses or contacts following cataract surgery, there may be a premium IOL option that could benefit you. If you have myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), presbyopia (age-related vision loss), or astigmatism (abnormally shaped cornea), and are looking at your options for cataract surgery, speak with our West County Ophthalmology team about our premium IOLs. Contact one of our centers in Chesterfield or O'Fallon, MO to learn more about these advanced options.

What Are the Types Of Intraocular Lenses?

At West County Ophthalmology, we pride ourselves on providing our patients with a variety of options to meet their unique needs. If you're having cataract surgery, there are a number of intraocular lenses we can use to meet your vision and lifestyle needs, as well as budget. Some of the IOL options we offer include:

  • Multifocal IOLs: Multifocal IOLs are premium lenses that can improve your full-range vision and create a sharper focus for your focal zones. One of the main benefits of these lenses is they can minimize your need for glasses and can reduce astigmatism.
  • Monofocal IOLs: Monofocal IOLs have a fixed focus for one distance, such as nearsightedness or farsightedness and are great for patients who are on a budget. While your vision should improve, you may still need glasses for certain tasks.
  • Extended Range IOLs: Extended depths of focus IOLs increase near and intermediate vision in those who have presbyopia while also maintaining distance vision.
  • Toric IOLs: Though torric IOLs are monofocal lenses, they still allow for the ability to correct myopia, hyperopia, and presbyopia, as well as astigmatism. Keep in mind, however, with toric IOLS, you may still need to wear glasses for certain tasks.
  • Standard IOLs: These are a basic lens replacement option and are monofocal implants that correct a singular focal point, often distance. Your vision will be better with these lenses, however, you will still likely need to wear glasses.

What Are the Benefits of Premium Intraocular Lenses?

Intraocular lenses are used to help patients see clearer by using artificial lenses that function and look like natural lenses. Some benefits of premium IOLs include:

  • Improve eyesight at every distance
  • Decrease the need for glasses or contacts
  • Treat refractive errors
  • Fix cataracts
  • Enable a more active lifestyle
  • Several IOL options are available

Am I A Candidate for Premium Intraocular Lenses?

Candidates for premium intraocular lenses (IOLs) typically include individuals with cataracts or common refractive errors such as myopia, hyperopia, presbyopia, or astigmatism who wish to reduce their dependence on glasses or contacts. These advanced lenses can improve vision at multiple distances and enhance overall lifestyle quality. The ideal candidates are those seeking a comprehensive vision solution that addresses various visual needs. For a thorough evaluation and to explore premium IOL options, visit our team at West County Ophthalmology.

What can I expect with premium IOLs?

During your initial consultation appointments for cataract surgery, our ophthalmologists can evaluate your vision and present you with the different premium IOL options that could address your needs. Our practice carries several different lenses that are biocompatible and FDA-approved. Depending on your vision concerns, you may be able to get lenses that improve distance or near vision, night vision, or that can correct astigmatism.

When you select a premium IOL option, you can reduce your dependence on glasses or contacts. Some patients can even have clear vision following surgery without corrective lenses. Your ophthalmologist can help determine if you are a candidate for this type of lens.

Premium Intraocular Lenses FAQ

How do premium IOLs fix my vision?
Premium IOLs are implanted in the eye during lens replacement surgery. Replacing your natural lens is performed during cataract surgery or refractive lens exchange surgery. The lens works as the natural lens in your eye and fixes your vision issue.

How do I know if I can get a premium IOL?
If you can't see at multiple distances, you may be a candidate for premium IOLs at our Chesterfield or O'Fallen, MA locations. Additionally, you may qualify for premium IOLs if you have astigmatism.

Will I still have to wear my glasses?
While standard IOLs may still require glasses, one of the benefits of premium IOLs is that glasses will not be necessary. Premium IOLs can address multiple vision issues.

Lenses for clear vision

If cataracts are currently threatening your vision and quality of life, then cataract surgery with a premium IOL can help save your vision from cataracts and correct many common refractive errors. Patients who choose the premium IOL option have the ability to further improve their vision and even reduce their dependence on glasses or contacts. Contact West County Ophthalmology to schedule a consultation for cataract surgery and learn about all the different premium IOL options available to you. Our compassionate personnel can help you select the premium IOL best suited for your lifestyle.

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