When your cataract is removed, a new lens is placed inside of your eye. Unlike many years ago, today you have different lens options to choose from. Lens selection can be frustrating because of these multiple options. Two important factors to consider when choosing your artificial lens; type and power of the lens. Personal factors to consider when choosing your lens:
- Daily activities that you would like to do without glasses or contacts is possible?
- Can you afford the higher lens option?
- How far would you like to see most clearly without glasses or contacts?
Below are listed four different lens options you can choose from.
Cataract Phaco with Monofocal Lens
Monofocal Lens - An intraocular (inside the eye) lens implant that allows clear vision at one specific distance.
Monovision- A compromise between far and near vision in which one eye is fully corrected for distance and the other eye is corrected for seeing up close.
AMO Tecnis Toric Lens
Tecnis Toric Lens - An intraocular lens implant that is designed to correct astigmatism.
AMO Tecnis Multifocal Lens
Tecnis Multifocal Lens - An intraocular (inside the eye) lens implant, similar to a bifocal or trifocal lens in your glasses, that provide clarity of vision at more than one distance.
Extended depth of focus Lens provide high- quality, continuous vision — from near to far and points in between — and may reduce the overall wearing of glasses.