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Eye Care & Surgery

Ophthalmologists & Optometrists located in New York City, NY & The Bronx, NY

After cataract surgery, you need intraocular lenses (IOLs) to replace your eye’s natural lens. Premium IOLs allow you to see clearly at various distances without glasses. If you’re having cataract surgery, the experienced team of ophthalmologists at Eye Care & Surgery, with two New York City locations in Washington Heights in Manhattan and another in Concourse in the Bronx, can explain your best options for premium IOLs, so you get optimal vision after cataract surgery. Call your nearest Eye Care & Surgery office or book an appointment online.

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What are premium IOLs?

An intraocular lens (IOL) is an artificial lens that replaces your natural lens that became cloudy as a result of cataracts. Cataracts occur when the natural crystalline lens in the eye becomes cloudy, which distorts vision and can make colors appear dingy or gray. 

When you undergo cataract surgery, your surgeon removes the cloudy lens and replaces it with a new, clear, artificial lens that becomes a permanent part of your eye. 

Premium IOLs come in a wide range of options to correct your vision. Rather than just allowing you to focus up close or far away, as single-vision or monofocal IOLs do, premium IOLs are available in multifocal, toric lenses, and multifocal toric lenses to allow you to see clearly up close, far away, at midrange, and even correct astigmatism 

How are premium IOLs different from basic IOLs?

If your vision isn’t that bad, or you only need to correct close-up vision or distance vision, a monofocal intraocular lens is usually sufficient.

Monofocal lenses improve single-vision problems. However, if you have a more complex vision prescription, such as astigmatism, myopia, or presbyopia, as examples, premium IOLs can allow you to see clearly at all distances, often without the need for glasses. 

Your experienced surgeon at Eye Care & Surgery removes your cataracts and inserts your premium IOLs in a single, rather simple procedure, either manually or with a femtosecond laser. 

What types of premium IOLs are available?

Depending on your unique vision needs, your doctor may recommend any of the following premium IOLs to correct your vision after cataract surgery.

  • Aspheric IOLs that closely match the shape of your eye’s natural lens
  • Toric IOLs to correct astigmatism and nearsightedness or farsightedness
  • Multifocal IOLs to expand your range of vision and correct presbyopia

In some cases, your doctor may recommend a different type of intraocular lens for each eye, so when they work together, you get the best vision at all distances. With premium IOLs, you could reduce your need for glasses, up close and far away, in one easy procedure. 

If you’re having cataract surgery, the vision experts at Eye Care & Surgery can help you select the right premium IOLs for your vision needs. Call the office closest to you to schedule an appointment, or use the convenient online booking tool.