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There are many different lenses to choose from for your surgery. It’s important to know the pros and cons in order to make an informed decision with your eye doctor about your vision goals after cataract surgery.

You Can Choose From Many Different Types Of Lenses

Actual size IOL
Actual Size IOL

Monofocal Lenses

Also sometimes known as the traditional lens option, are designed to correct vision at one focal point – often distance vision.

Trifocal Lenses

Trifocal lenses offer the latest advances in vision technology. They are designed to enhance your lifestyle by providing clear vision at near, intermediate and far distances for clear, complete focus.

Toric Lenses

In some eyes, the surface of the cornea is oval shaped rather than round, which scatters light across multiple focal points. This is called a corneal astigmatism and can cause blurred or distorted vision. Toric lenses are designed to minimize the irregularities from the cornea and can also correct your astigmatism at the time of cataract surgery.


Your Intraocular Lens (IOL) Choices

An Intraocular Lens is an artificial lens that is implanted during surgery to replace the natural lens that has become clouded due to cataracts. After a surgeon removes your cataract-clouded lens, he or she will implant the intraocular lens you discussed before your procedure. There are many lenses to choose from for your surgery. It’s important to know what each type of lens can offer you so you can make an informed decision.

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Intraocular lens choices

Night Driving With Intraocular Lens Implants

After your procedure, you may notice some glare with bright lights and halos around light sources, which are more noticeable at night. For most people, the side effects are subtle, and they feel they can ignore them. Your brain is generally able to adapt to the IOL, with the glare and halos becoming less noticeable over time.

Night driving - Trifocal lens implant - one month after surgery
Trifocal Lens Implant
1 month after surgery
Night driving - Trifocal lens implant - six months after surgery
Trifocal Lens Implant
6 months after surgery
Night driving - Monofocal lens implant - six months after surgery
Monofocal Lens Implant
6 months after surgery

Patient Stories

DeLee's Story

DeLee was happy to learn she had choices when it came to how she wanted to see after cataract surgery.

Denise’s Story

Retired nurse, avid knitter and active community member, Denise describes the benefits she has enjoyed by choosing a lens that matched her lifestyle.