What are the Advantages of Choosing a Premium IOL?

Do you have cataracts? Are you ready to regain your ability to see clearly?

There’s one more thing you have to think about before you can have cataract surgery, and that’s choosing an intraocular lens (IOL). There are many different kinds of IOLs out there, and depending on the type you choose, you could end up with some of the best vision you’ve ever had!

Keep reading to find out the advantages of choosing a premium IOL!

What is an IOL, and Why Do I Need One?

An IOL is an artificial lens that takes the place of your natural lens during cataract surgery. When you have a cataract removed, it also involves having the natural lens taken out.

clear and blurry vision of a cat laying down

Because you need a lens in your eye to see clearly, the natural lens is instead replaced with an IOL. Choosing an IOL is one of the most crucial components before you have cataract surgery!

It’s a decision that you and your eye doctor will make together based on your lifestyle, visual needs, and goals after cataract surgery. So why should you choose a premium IOL?

You May Be Able to Reduce Your Dependence on Glasses and Contacts

man adjusting glasses while writing with a pen

If you’ve worn visual aids like glasses and contacts your whole life, the concept of reducing your dependence on them may sound too good to be true, but it’s not! One of the most significant advantages of choosing a premium IOL is reducing your dependence on visual aids.

Think about the possibilities if you love doing things like reading, working on the computer, or hiking when it’s nice outside. Glasses and contacts can be great, but they can also get in your way, break, or not function the way you want.

If you’re looking to see clearly at all distances, including up-close, far away, and everything in between, you may want to talk to your eye doctor at Bausch Eye Associates about the PanOptix trifocal lens, the Synergy IOL, or the Vivity IOL. The PanOptix is the only trifocal IOL available, and these premium lenses can give you the ability to see well, no matter what you’re doing.

Depending on what you choose, a premium IOL can give you the visual freedom you’ve been craving.

Look Forward to Sharper Vision

elderly couple jogging on a bright day

One of the most frustrating things about having cataracts is how they affect your vision. It can feel like you’re constantly looking through a foggy, dirty window, no matter what you do.

Having your cataracts removed is fantastic, but what’s even more impressive is the sharp vision you can look forward to when you choose a premium IOL like the IOLs noted above. A premium IOL will show you what the world should look like.

It should be bright, vibrant, and bursting with colors from all over the spectrum. You can also say goodbye to glare and light sensitivity. Instead, you can enjoy life in the moment with your exceptional new eyesight!

Have Better Vision at all Distances, No Matter Where You Are

woman smiling while cooking

There’s more to life than being able to see up close or far away. After all, there are a lot of tasks that require intermediate vision, like sending a text message or cooking dinner on the stove.

With a premium IOL, you don’t have to feel like you’re only able to see up close or far away. You also don’t have to worry about experiencing any gaps in vision, which is often the case if you choose a standard, monofocal lens.

With a monofocal lens, you can only have your vision corrected for one distance, either up-close or far away. If you want to see things at a different range, you need to pull out your reading glasses to see them.

It may be especially challenging if you need to see things at an in-between distance. When you choose a premium IOL, you can see everything at any distance, no matter how far away or close it is.

Have Astigmatism? Your Premium IOL Can Correct it!

diagram of an eye ball with astigmatism

If you’re a patient with astigmatism that needs to have a cataract removed, you owe it to yourself to choose a premium lens. Toric lenses are the best choice in this case because they are a premium IOL specifically designed for astigmatism.

Astigmatism occurs when your cornea is an irregular shape. The cornea should be round, like a basketball, but your cornea looks more like a football when you have astigmatism. Due to this, it affects your vision, making it blurry. When you choose a toric IOL, not only can you remove your cataracts, but you can also correct astigmatism.

Correct Presbyopia and Cataracts in One Fell Swoop

Not only can you reduce your dependence on glasses and contacts with a premium IOL, but some can also correct presbyopia. Presbyopia develops when the natural lens in your eye loses flexibility over time.

man adjusting glasses while reading a tablet

Presbyopia occurs over time and is part of the aging process. Presbyopia is also why you need reading glasses, because it makes it more challenging to focus on things up-close, like books or the newspaper.

Choosing a premium IOL that treats presbyopia means that you can stop using reading glasses all the time. Instead, you can see things up-close without needing to strain your eyes. For many people, this makes a premium IOL worth it alone.

A Premium IOL is an Excellent Choice if You Love Being Active

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Do you spend your days on the golf course, swimming in the pool, or hitting a ball around on the tennis court? If you love nothing more than breaking into a sweat and working out, your active lifestyle is well suited for a premium IOL.

These physical activities aren’t meant for glasses or contact lenses getting in the way. Wearing glasses can mean they get dirty, scratched, or lost at the most inopportune times, leaving you unable to see.

Contacts are more convenient, but they still aren’t a good idea if you spend a lot of time in the pool. They also can dry out and irritate your eyes. The last thing you want to worry about is if your eyes can handle what you’re doing.

Besides a premium IOL being more convenient, they also help take your game, whatever it may be, to the next level. If you find it challenging to see the ball while teeing off, or you sometimes swing your racket at nothing because of your cataracts, a premium IOL will help you see clearly at all times.

Whether it’s bright or dim, you’ll never have to worry about your vision being the reason you can’t do the things you love. You can look forward to sharper and more defined vision that may help you beat the competition!

It’s time to find out if a premium IOL could be right for you! Schedule your cataract consultation at Bausch Eye Associates in Allentown, PA, today!