Laser Cataract Patient Education
Vision Correction Options with Cataract Surgery
Depending on your pre-operative vision and desired result, you and your surgeon at nJoy Vision may opt to remove your cloudy lens and replace it with a clear lens implant called an intraocular lens, or IOL.
This has been done for routine cataract surgery for years.
The advancement in vision correction with cataract surgery involves several special measurements, additional procedures to correct for astigmatism, and the TYPE of lens chosen for your unique visual needs.
Having options is very exciting, but also can be overwhelming. Rest assured, your surgeon will take as much time to explain your options, evaluate your vision needs, and help you decide which is right for you.
There are numerous options to correct vision problems with cataract surgery. We like to talk about the vision correction options in 3 catagories.
- Advanced Cataract Surgery: Cataract surgery with myopia/hyperopia/astigmatism correction/utilizing a Presbyopic IOL. The expectation is to correct near/far sightedness and astigmatism, as well as reduce the need for near vision glasses.
- Custom Cataract Surgery: Cataract surgery with myopia/hyperopia/astigmatism correction with or without an astigmatism correcting IOL. The expectation is to correct near/far sightedness and astigmatism, reducing or eliminating the need for distance vision glasses.
- Basic Cataract Surgery: Cataract surgery with a basic, or standard, IOL. The expectation with Basic Cataract Surgery is that glasses will be needed for most distance and near tasks.
The lens implant options are commonly referred to as Lifestyle Lenses, Premium Lenses, Refractive Cataract Lenses, etc. At nJoy Vision, we just want you to know that vision correction is our specialty and you now have access to the very best technology.
There are several IOL options that remedy different types of vision problems. nJoy Vision will help you decide which is right for you.
Standard IOLs, or Monofocal IOLs, are fixed focal length implants that replace the natural cloudy cataract lens in the eye with a clear lens. Standard IOLs may correct some vision that required glasses prior to surgery. However, these lenses do not correct for astigmatism and are not designed to correct any reading/computer vision. This means most patients will see better than before cataract surgery, but unlike other lens options, will likely require glasses at all distances for the best vision.