Take in the whole view.
Intraocular lenses, commonly referred to as IOLs, are implantable lenses used to replace the eye’s natural crystalline lens during cataract surgery. An IOL will assume the function of the natural lens and will be undetectable. Today, IOLs are available as monofocal lenses (correcting vision for one distance), accommodating lenses (correcting for near, far, and intermediate vision), toric lenses (astigmatism correcting), and multifocal lenses or extended depth of focus lenses (correcting for near, far, and intermediate vision).
Traditional monofocal cataract surgery is covered by insurance, including Medicare. There are some new Medicare rulings that permit cataract patients to select either a standard replacement lens implant or a premium replacement lens implant. Patients may pay privately for the portion of the charges of a premium replacement lens and related technical services that exceeds the benefit for a standard monofocal replacement lens. Ask your doctor how this may affect your specific cataract surgery.
Your surgeon will help you choose the best lens for you based on your desired visual outcome. If you have been suffering from cataracts or poor vision and cataract surgery is an option, you should be aware of a new technology that can help you reduce dependence on glasses and contacts after cataract surgery. The patients of Denver Eye Surgeons now have the option to see at far, near and even intermediate distances after cataract surgery. This was simply not an option until recently. Multifocal or extended depth of focus lenses may enable you to read the newspaper, play golf, and other activities without the hassles of glasses. Not everyone is a candidate for premium lens implants. Our surgeons will work with you to determine the best IOL for you based on your unique lifestyle needs.
Until recently, cataract patients had few choices for the implants used to restore their vision. Denver Eye Surgeons offers a variety of premium lens options based on your individual visual needs and lifestyle. In order to prepare for your premium IOL evaluation and consultation process we suggest you think about the following items.
Lifestyle Questions to Help You Choose an IOL:
Your surgeons at Denver Eye Surgeons have performed thousands of cataract surgeries. We have been Denver’s leading center for over 40 years. We feel excited to serve our community in such a positive manner. The cataract surgeons at Denver Eye Surgeons are not only specialists in their field but also use the most up to date techniques practiced in modern-day cataract surgery.
Denver Eye Surgeons strives to make your eye care and surgical experience as comfortable as possible. That’s why we offer you a lot of choices in the way you pay for eye care and surgery services. Our office staff can work with you to select a payment option that best fits your finances. Please call for a Cataracts consultation at 303.273.8761 to begin your process.
Do you think you might be in the early stages of developing cataracts? Contact one of our Denver cataract surgery specialists today to start your consultation process.