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When it comes to cataract surgery, selecting the appropriate intraocular lens (IOL) is crucial to achieving the best outcome. Each patient has unique eye characteristics, much like a fingerprint, which is why at EYE-Q, we offer a range of IOLs to optimize visual outcomes.

With advances in technology, IOLs have come a long way in the last few decades. In the past, cataract surgery involved removing the clouded lens and replacing it with a single-focus IOL, which provided a single point of focus, so glasses were necessary to provide patients with a full range of vision. Today, patients have access to advanced IOLs that provide full-range vision, astigmatism correction and may even reduce the need for glasses or contacts.

EYE-Q offers five types of IOLs: Light Adjustable Lenses, multifocal, toric, extended depth of focus, and monofocal lenses.

Light Adjustable Lenses are a new technology for cataract patients. What’s unique about these lenses is that they are made of a photosensitive material that can change shape and power when treated with cool beams of UV light. Because the lenses can be adjusted up to three times after surgery, patients can ‘test drive’ their vision for results that best fit their lifestyle needs.

Multifocal IOLs provide patients with a broader range of vision and, potentially, spectacle independence.

Toric IOLs are specifically designed for patients with astigmatism, which is an irregular curvature of the cornea that causes blurred or distorted vision. These IOLs provide precise vision correction, reducing or eliminating pre-existing astigmatism while also improving distance vision.

Extended depth of focus IOL’s provide a broad range of high-quality vision greatly reducing dependence of glasses for many daily activities.

Monofocal lenses have been used for over two decades and provide clear vision at a set focal point, which is usually set for distance-vision activities. Patients who opt for monofocal lenses may require glasses for distance and usually require reading glasses or contacts for close-up activities like reading or sewing. However, some patients opt for monovision, where one eye is set for distance vision, and the other for near vision, providing a full range of vision without the need for glasses or contacts.

Choosing the right IOL is an important decision and our experienced surgeons at EYE-Q can help answer your questions, so that you can make the right choice for YOU! With advancements in IOL technology, patients can now achieve full-range vision and reduce the need for glasses or contacts after cataract surgery. At EYE-Q, we are committed to delivering exceptional care and results for each of our patients.