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Premium Intraocular Lenses

Hawaii Vision Specialists

Ophthalmology & Optometry located in Hilo, HI

Cataracts affect the vision of millions of Americans every year. At Hawaii Vision Specialists in Hilo, Hawaii, the exceptional eye care team offers state-of-the-art treatments for cataracts, including surgical procedures to insert premium intraocular lenses (IOLs). Intraocular lenses can replace your cloudy lenses and allow you to see at various distances without glasses. To find which premium intraocular lenses can help you, book an appointment over the phone.

Premium Intraocular Lenses Q & A

What are premium intraocular lenses?

An intraocular lens replaces your eye’s natural lens during cataract surgery. Cataracts, which distort vision, are a cloudy buildup on the lens in your eye. Cataract surgery removes the affected lens and replaces it with a new, artificial IOL that becomes a permanent part of your eye. Premium IOLs are available in a wide range of options, and they can correct your eyesight so you may not even need to wear prescription eyeglasses anymore.

Depending on your needs, premium intraocular lenses are available in multifocal and toric lenses, which can correct your vision so you can see clearly close up, far away, and at midrange.

What types of premium intraocular lenses are available?

At Hawaii Vision Specialists, the team offers a variety of premium intraocular lenses, so you can get the best IOL for your vision problems. Essentially, when you undergo cataract surgery, you also have the ability to correct vision issues you may have had most of your life. Some IOLs that might be right for you, include:

  • Alcon AcrySof IQ PanOptix Trifocal IOL: provides sharp distance, intermediate, and near vision and is the first Trifocal lens approved in the United States.
  • Alcon AcrySof® IQ Toric IOL: provides clear distance vision for people with astigmatism
  • Alcon AcrySof IQ ReSTOR® +2.5D multifocal lens: provides intermediate-to-distance vision correction with ACTIVEFOCUS™
  • Johnson & Johnson TECNIS Symfony® IOL: provides extended range of vision
  • Johnson & Johnson TECNIS Symfony TORIC IOL: provides extended range of vision for people with astigmatism    

Your eye doctor will recommend the IOL that will give you the best vision correction possible, so you can become less dependent on wearing glasses. In many cases, with a premium multifocal or toric intraocular lens, you may no longer need glasses at all.

How are premium IOLs different from basic IOLs?

Depending on your vision needs, you may simply need a basic monofocal IOL to replace your natural lens during cataract surgery. However, for those men and women with more challenging vision problems, like astigmatism, a premium intraocular lens can provide clearer vision for multiple conditions. If you’re someone who needs glasses to see up close, far away, or in between, and you develop cataracts, your doctor can remove the cataracts and correct your vision with a premium IOL, all in a single, relatively simple procedure.

To learn more about cataract surgery and to explore options for premium intraocular lenses, book an appointment over the phone with Hawaii Vision Specialists today.