Intraocular lenses, or “IOLs,” are medical implants that are placed inside of the eye to replace a natural lens following removal during surgery for cataracts. In addition, a patient may utilize intraocular lenses during refractive lens exchange procedures used for the correction of vision. IOLs were not used decades ago, as patients instead wore correctly contact lenses or thick eyeglasses to see properly following the removal of cataracts. With IOLs, patients can improve their vision without contacts or eyeglasses, making them a highly desirable choice for patients in the Skokie, IL area. Dr. Stuart P. Sondheimer and his team encourage patients to consider IOLs. But which one is right for you?
Premium IOL options
Today, patients have a wide range of IOLs to choose from, and each one has it’s advantages. Below are just a few of the common choices patients may make:
- Aspheric IOLs
- Toric IOLs
- Accommodating IOLs
- Multifocal IOLs
In many instances, patients may have a different IOL in each eye due to specific conditions such as astigmatism. During an evaluation, our eye physician will examine the eyes and determine the severity of the cataract condition. If other conditions exist, patients may be invited to consider different IOL types for each eye. Dr. Stuart P. Sondheimer can assist in choosing the best combination of premium intraocular lenses for the most successful outcome for eye health and vision improvement.
How much do premium IOLs cost?
Most patients are worried about the cost of using premium intraocular lenses. In many situations, health insurance may cover the cost of the cataract surgery itself, but not the cost of the intraocular lenses. Patients may have to pay the difference between the two out-of-pocket. Regardless, our front office team provides flexible payment plans and payment options for patients to consider to ensure they can afford the services they require.
Request an appointment today
If you reside in the area of Skokie, IL and are considering the benefits of intraocular lenses for the treatment of cataracts, call Dr. Stuart P. Sondheimer and his team today. New and existing patients can call (847) 677-2794 and speak to our professionals at 9150 Crawford Avenue, Ste. 201.