Cataract surgery is necessary to restore your vision and prevent blindness. Whether you choose a standard monofocal IOL (intraocular lens implant) or a premium lens implant, you will see more clearly after cataract removal with more vibrant colors and no double vision. However, the IOL you choose will affect your quality of life in the coming years. At Austin Eye, our board-certified ophthalmologists offer premium cataract surgery with advanced IOLs so you can enjoy the rest of your years with little to no need for glasses.
1. You Will Still Need Glasses with a Standard IOL
Monofocal lens implants correct your vision for one focal point and will not address all refractive errors. You will still need to wear contact lenses or prescription glasses. Typically, a standard IOL is focused for distance or near vision, and some patients may have difficulty seeing clearly in the middle focal range. Premium IOLs address near, intermediate, and distance vision so you can see objects clearly at all focal points.
Austin Eye offers PanOptix, Vivity, and Synergy IOLs with toric variations for astigmatism correction. These premium IOLs can give you visual freedom from corrective eyewear for life-changing vision correction after cataract surgery.
2. Premium IOLs Treat Astigmatism and Presbyopia
Standard cataract surgery with a monofocal IOL does not treat astigmatism or presbyopia. Astigmatism happens when your eye is oval shaped, like an egg, instead of round, like a bouncy ball. The eye is uneven and either wider than it is tall or vice versa. Presbyopia is blurry near vision caused by natural aging that stiffens the natural eye lens and is why people require reading glasses. Premium IOLs can treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, presbyopia, and astigmatism.
3. Premium Cataract Surgery May Improve Your Quality of Life
Premium IOLs correct your vision at multiple focal points; most patients do not need corrective eyewear afterward. Sharper vision allows you to start your day seeing clearly, and you can enjoy swimming, running, and other activities without concern you’ll damage or lose a contact lens. If you want to go out to eat last minute, you don’t need to remember your “readers” anymore with Premium IOLs.
Patients can enjoy their lives unencumbered by corrective eyewear with premium cataract surgery and advanced lens implants.
If you struggle with vision problems caused by a cataract, contact our eye surgeons at Austin Eye to discuss premium cataract surgery. Schedule an eye exam and consultation at our Austin, Texas, office by calling (512) 250-2020.