Lens Replacement Options
During cataract surgery at California Eye Associates the cataract-affected lens is removed and replaced with a clear Intraocular Lens (IOL). Some centers only offer one type of replacement lens but Dr. Stephen H. Johnson of Newport Beach, gives patients several options for the clearest vision. Dr. Johnson can help you determine the right IOL for your vision characteristics, vision goals and lifestyle. Not everyone is a candidate for all types of intraocular lenses. We can help you get the best match between your vision goals and the available intraocular lens technology.The most common type of IOL is single-focus, meaning that it bends all the light rays the same and gives vision correction for one distance only. Your eyes are now single-focus if you are over 40. The standard lens can be chosen for either close-up or distance vision. We will go over this choice with you prior to surgery. Most patients will continue to wear glasses for most activities if they choose to have a standard IOL inserted.Toric IOLs can reduce or eliminate astigmatism and significantly improve uncorrected distance vision. These lenses have a correction for astigmatism built in, thus reducing significantly the blurring impact of your corneal astigmatism. Not everyone with astigmatism is a candidate for this lens because the astigmatism type may vary. You will have special testing of your eye to evaluate your astigmatism and Dr. Johnson will personally review the results with you before you decide on the intraocular lens type that would be best for you.
Advanced Custom IOL OptionsToday, there are other IOL options in Newport Beach that can allow you to live life less dependent upon glasses after cataract surgery.
- Astigmatism Correction (Toric IOLs)
- Multifocal IOLs
- Accommodative IOL