What are monofocal IOLs?

istock 1167003596 1 Cataracts are the clouding of the eye lens which can impair one’s vision. Cataracts block light from getting to the back of the eye to see clearly, causing patients to become frustrated in day-to-day activities such as driving and reading. When cataracts become more severe, it is always a good idea to work with a doctor to undergo treatment. Dr. Stuart P. Sondheimer of Skokie, Illinois is an ophthalmologist who can perform surgical procedures to replace the clouded natural lens of the eye with an artificial lens. These lenses are known as IOLs, or “intraocular lenses.” They not only remove the lenses impacted by cataracts, but also improve the vision. Many patients benefit from the placement of a monofocal IOL.

What is a monofocal IOL?

Monofocal IOLs are intraocular lenses that allow patients to have clear vision at one distance, including near, far, or intermediate. Patients who have monofocal IOLs may still need to use contacts or prescription eyeglasses after their procedure. Alternatively, patients who would otherwise wear bifocals or other specialized eyeglasses may find that other IOLs are better for them, such as multifocal IOLs.

Which type of IOL is right for me?

During a consultation appointment before patients undergo treatment, Dr. Stuart P. Sondheimer will evaluate a patient and decide what type of artificial intraocular lens is right for them. The doctor considers the patient’s current vision health, eyesight concerns, and severity of the cataracts to assist patients in making an educated decision in the IOL they choose.

Dr. Stuart P. Sondheimer encourages patients who are noticing clouding of their vision to speak to a professional and obtain a thorough and comprehensive eye examination to determine if monofocal IOLs are appropriate for your condition and unique vision needs.

Do you struggle with cataracts?

If your cataracts have become more severe and you are interested in surgical procedures to address the issue, we welcome you to book a consultation visit with Dr. Stuart P. Sondheimer and his team in Skokie, IL by calling (847) 677-2794. The office is conveniently located at 9150 Crawford Avenue, Suite #201. The office is always accepting new and current patients in and around the community.

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