What are Premium Intraocular Lenses?
Premium intraocular lenses (IOLs) can be implanted in the eye after removing your cataracts to both restore and improve vision. When the old, clouded natural lens is removed, the new, artificial lens inserted can improve other eyesight problems, including nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), age-related farsightedness (presbyopia), and abnormal corneal shape (astigmatism). Advancements in the eye care industry have led to the creation of premium IOLs that offer a wide range of vision benefits, including the ability to reduce or eliminate the need for corrective lenses, like glasses and contacts. At Clewner & Kelly Eye Center, our team offers a plethora of premium IOLs to suit your vision needs, lifestyle, and budget. Contact our Boca Raton, FL practice today to learn your options, and live life with clear vision.
Types of Premium Intraocular Lenses
Our board-certified ophthalmologists at Clewner & Kelly Eye Center can help you select the best premium lenses for your individual needs during your cataract surgery consultation at our Boca Raton, FL center. The premium lenses that we offer include:
- Multifocal IOLs: These lenses are designed to improve your full range of vision and allow for clear focus at close, intermediate, and long distances. Brand options include TECNIS® Multifocal, ReSTOR®, and PanOptix® IOLs. Patients who select these lenses can expect a decrease in astigmatism and a reduced need for glasses or contacts.
- Accommodative IOLs: In a healthy eye, the eye muscles will bend the natural lens to enhance ocular performance at multiple distances in a process called accommodation. This premium IOL mimics this ability, allowing you to see with sharp vision at varying distances.
- Extended Range IOLs: This newer option in premium IOLs has elevated focus ability that allows for clarity in close, middle, and far ranges. They can help treat presbyopia, and our practice offers the options of TECNIS Symfony™ and ALCON Extended Range IOLs.
- Toric IOLs: These lenses are monofocal but can address myopia, hyperopia, presbyopia, and astigmatism. Some patients may need to continue to wear glasses for certain activities if they choose these implants. Our practice offers TECNIS Toric, TECNIS Symfony Toric, and PanOptix Toric Femto.
- Standard IOLs: This is a monofocal basic lens choice that generally allows for focus at distance. Patients who choose these lenses will likely need to wear glasses for most normal activities.
Premium Intraocular Lenses Reviews
"Excellent dr..excellent surgeon - Dr clewner took the time to explain my cataract surgery and answer all my questions. He went over all options and I decided on premium lenses...perfect! Now I can read and drive without glass he's the best!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Nov 07, 2018
"Dr clewner took the time to explain my cataract surgery and answer all my questions. He went over all options and I decided on premium lenses...perfect! Now I can read and drive without glass he's the best!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Nov 07, 2018
What are the benefits of Premium IOLs?
Premium intraocular lenses help many patients improve their daily life. If you're dealing with vision changes due to cataracts, premium IOLs may be for you. Some benefits you may experience with premium IOLs include:
- Reduced dependence on glasses
- Reduction in need for contact lenses
- Clearer vision at all distances
- Treating refractive errors like astigmatism
- Decrease in need for reading glasses
Contact our team if you're interested in learning about IOLs in Boca Raton, FL, and the treatment available to you. We work alongside you to determine what will improve your life.
Who Can Get Premium IOLs?
If you have cataracts and are looking to improve your eyesight, you may be a candidate to receive premium intraocular lenses at our Boca Raton, FL vision center. When getting lenses for cataracts, patients should have optimal ocular health prior to getting premium lenses for cataracts. Our team may disqualify you from this procedure if you meet any of the below critera.
- Fuchs' Dystrophy
- Dry eye: Dry eyes can impact how safely the lense exchange can be performed; therefore, you should undergo treatment for dry eyes prior to getting premium IOLs.
- Macular degeneration: If you have macular degeneration, IOLs could actually make you vision worse, so an alternate treatment method will be suggested.
- Previous refractive surgery: If you have had a refractive surgery in the past (for example, LASIK surgry), you may not quality to get IOLs.
- Glaucoma: Inviduals with early stagse of glaucoma may qualify for IOLs; however, if your glaucoma is not easily controled or if you've had glaucoma surgery in the past, you may not qualify for premium IOLs.
What is the process of getting premium IOLs?
The process of getting IOLs is easier than it may seem and only takes a few steps. First, we will numb the eye that is being treated and will provide medicine for relaxation. Next, we will make a small incision at the edge of your cornea so we can break your natural lens and remove it bit by bit. From there, we'll place your premium IOL. You may experience gentle pressure during this treatment. You should arrange for a friend or family member to drive you home. The small cut at the edge of your cornea will heal on its own.
What Can I Expect After Getting Premium Intraocular Lenses?
After you get your IOLs, it takes about four weeks to recover. You may experience some blurry or distorted vision after your lens replacement surgery — this is normal and your eyes will adjust shortly. Light sensitivity and dry or sore eyes are also common symptoms after surgery. We may prescribe eye drops to prevent infection. It's important that you do not put pressure on your eyes and that you follow all of the post-surgery instructions we give you in order to optimize your results.
Premium Intraocular Lenses FAQ
What all does a premium intraocular lens correct?
Premium intraocular lenses can correct distance, near and intermediate vision. They are implanted and meant to replace the natural lens that is removed during cataract surgery. Ask our eye doctors for more information on how these lenses will help enhance your life.
Can I still get a premium intraocular lens if I have astigmatism?
Yes. You can still receive this premium lens even with astigmatism. For more information on how we make this work, contact our team and set up an appointment.
Do intraocular lenses last?
Because these lenses work to replace what was once there, they are meant to last a lifetime. You won't have to worry about your vision becoming an issue. Your existing cataract will be removed, and you don't have to worry about this issue in the future.
Will insurance cover an intraocular lens procedure?
It is common that health insurance doesn't consider premium lenses medically necessary. As a result, it is likely this procedure won't be covered. However, your insurance may still pay a certain portion of your fees. Talk to our billing department to learn more about how we can make this treatment fit into your budget.
Clear Vision After Cataracts
If cataracts have been clouding your vision, premium intraocular lenses can restore and drastically change your eyesight, as well as improve your overall quality of life. If you feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of IOL options available to you, know that our team of expert ophthalmologists is ready to assist you in selecting the best lenses for your individual needs. Schedule a consultation at Clewner & Kelly Eye Center in Boca Raton, FL to learn more about how premium IOLs can save and improve your eyesight.