Cataract surgery is a common procedure and is performed thousands of times in the United States each year. During the surgery, the cataract is removed and an intraocular lens is inserted. What many people may not be aware of is the many options available in intraocular lenses.
An intraocular lens is an implant that is similar to a small, soft contact lens. The implanted lens contains an optical prescription that is matched to you in the same way that prescription eyeglasses are customized to you.
The standard intraocular lens is designed to improve vision to the level it was before the cataract developed. A presbyopia lens is designed to aid in focusing on near objects. Intraocular lenses are also available in multifocal, monofocal, toric and other premium levels of functioning.
For detailed information on the best lens options for you, please schedule a consultation with the experts at Harvard Eye Associates in San Clemente.