At Ohio Ophthalmology we offer a variety of lens implants. Each type of implant offers specific benefits. Dr. Reddy will help you determine which lens is best for your individual needs.
The standard IOL is a monofocal lens, which means it corrects for a single power, usually distance vision. That means that if you need reading glasses or have astigmatism, you will still need corrective eyewear after cataract surgery with this type of IOL. Most insurance plans, including Medicare, offer coverage only for a standard IOL.
Advanced IOLs are innovative lenses that can correct for multiple distances, including reading vision as well as astigmatism. These types of IOLs are typically not covered by insurance, however patients choose them because the additional out-of-pocket expense enables them to have better vision than they previously had, even before cataracts. An advanced IOL can reduce or eliminate the need for reading glasses and allow patients to more easily enjoy a wider range of activities.
Presbyopia is a type of age-related near vision loss that is very common for people over 40. There are now a variety of intraocular lenses can allow you to enjoy life without reading glasses including multifocal, trifocal and extended depth of focus lens implants. Dr.Reddy will talk with you and together you can make a decision about which lens implant will best suit your needs and lifestyle.
Toric Lens implants are designed for patients who have astigmatism, which is a common vision condition in which the shape of the cornea causes blurred or distorted vision. A toric implant can correct for astigmatism, as well as distance vision, to give patients improved vision and reduce the need for glasses.