What is a Premium Lens?
In the course of cataract surgery, your surgeon will be removing your natural lens and inserting an implant called an intra-ocular lens (IOL). You will have an opportunity at this time to consider having a multi-focal IOL implanted instead of a standard IOL.
These premium lenses are intended to provide near, intermediate and distance vision without, in many patients, the need for eyeglasses or contact lenses following surgery A Multifocal IOL corrects nearsightedness and farsightedness using an intraocular lens implant.
A Multifocal IOL may be the lens of choice for patients who are too nearsighted, too farsighted, or have corneas that are too thin for laser vision correction. It is also a viable alternative for those over the age of 40 and for those individuals who may be showing signs of developing cataracts.
Millions of eyes have received intraocular lens implants when undergoing cataract surgery. Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) uses the same highly successful surgical techniques. The primary difference between cataract surgery and RLE is that cataract surgery is performed to remove a patient’s cloudy lens, and Refractive Lens Exchange is performed to reduce one’s dependence on glasses or contact lenses. Cataract patients are also candidates for RLE. To learn more about RLE, click HERE.