What are the main types of Lens Implants?

Cataract surgery involves the use of lens implants to replace the natural lens of the eye that has become cloudy. These artificial lens implants or intraocular lens (IOLs) are available in different styles, with the monofocal and multifocal lenses being the most popular. But what exactly are lens implants, and how do they aid vision?

Monofocal IOLs are also known as single distance lens, because they help you to focus sharply at a single distance. Single distance lens focus on either near vision or distance vision, therefore glasses will be needed to change the focus of the eye.

On the other hand, multifocal lenses are more flexible, as they have different points of focus, and this allows you to see near, intermediate, and far distances. As a result, multifocal IOLs reduce the dependence on eyeglasses.

At the Center for Ophthalmology and Laser Center in Lighthouse Point, FL they offer a range of IOLs to suit your specific needs and lifestyle. These include:

AcrySof ReSTOR multifocal lens by Alcon : These are suitable for the correction of cataracts, as well as for the treatment of presbyopia. They offer a sharp image quality, and significantly minimize the need for eyeglasses.
TECNIS Multifocal lens: These multifocal IOLsallow wearers to see at different viewing distances, and in all types of lighting conditions.
Bausch and Lomb Crystalens: This is a multifocal lens that is also suitable for the treatment of cataracts and presbyopia. Crystalens are very similar to the natural lens of the eye, and are able to focus on objects at all distances.

If you would like to learn more about what lens implants are, then you can go to their website at http://www.oculaser.com/ and schedule an appointment with Dr. Michael Loeffler. You can also call their office at 954-786-5353.

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