Advanced Premium IOLs
Advanced premium IOLs can not only restore vision to pre-cataract quality, but also improve it, decreasing a patient’s reliance on glasses or other corrective eyewear following surgery. For example, multifocal IOLs can account for refractive errors like myopia (nearsightedness) and hyperopia (farsightedness), while toric IOLs correct astigmatism. However, these lenses may not be covered by insurance.
IOL technology is constantly improving, and at Buffalo Ophthalmology, we’re proud to offer some of the most advanced IOLs available today, including:
- The AcrySof™ IQ PanOptix™ Trifocal IOL, a leading presbyopia (age-related farsightedness) correcting IOL that optimizes vision at intermediate distance without compromising near and distance vision
- The AcrySof™ IQ Vivity™ IOL, the first of its kind to use Vivity X-WAVE technology to deliver an extended range of vision
- The TECNIS Symfony® IOL, which is primarily used to correct both presbyopia and astigmatism while delivering a full range of vision
While our cataract surgeons prefer these lenses to grant our patients their best vision, they will always take the time to listen to our patients’ goals, explain all available options, and make a recommendation based on their individual visual needs.
Your surgeon should never make you feel pressured to choose an IOL or try to “sell” you on the most expensive option. If you live an active lifestyle, for example, a premium option that reduces your reliance on glasses may be best for you; if you don’t mind using reading glasses, a standard IOL could be your best option. It’s all about what works best for you, period.