Intraocular Lenses 101

IOL Skokie IL If you are diagnosed with cataracts, intraocular lenses, or IOLs, are recommended to replace the clouded lens of your eyes. Without treatment, your cataracts may lead to partial or complete vision loss. You have many options when choosing IOLs, and here are a few factors that you should consider before deciding on the type of replacement lens for your cataract surgery.

Vision Correction

IOLs not only remedy the clouding of the eye lens but also ensure that you have good visual acuity.

  • Monofocal IOLsare recommended for patients who primarily need to see at a singular distance, such as close-up or distance vision. Most patients opt for distance vision and use reading glasses to accommodate any close-up vision needs.
  • Toric IOLs provide patients with astigmatism with vision correction for near-sightedness or far-sightedness. The shape of the replacement lens is modified to fit the abnormal shape of the natural lens.
  • Multifocal IOLsare was available for patients with and without astigmatism. These IOLs provide visual acuity at a range of distances.

Characteristics of IOLs

Dr. Sondheimer offers several options for your IOLs, and each design has specific benefits. During your consultation, he describes each type of IOL and why each may be the best option for you. Multifocal IOLs are amongst the most advanced replacement lenses available. The RESTOR® IOL and Tecnis Multifocal IOLs help patients achieve excellent vision correction and reduce the need for eyeglasses and contact lenses.

IOL Out-of-Pocket Costs

Cost is a consideration for many of our patients, and not every IOL technology is covered by insurance. During your consultation, we provide pricing and the anticipated amount that is covered under your vision coverage. You can choose the best balance between IOL design and affordability.

Are You Looking for the Best IOL Option for Your Cataract Surgery? Contact Dr. Stuart Sondheimer.

Find out what type of IOL is best for your cataract surgery, and learn more about treatments for glaucoma, macular degeneration and other eye conditions. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Stuart Sondheimer. If you prefer, you can contact our office in Skokie, Illinois, directly at (847) 677-2794.

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