Understanding Your Lens Implant Options – Introduction to Premium Lens Implants

A New Lifestyle Alternative

Happy Couple After Cataract Surgery

If your doctor has told you that you are in the early stages of developing cataracts or has suggested that refractive lens exchange would be a good vision correction option, you might want to research the new emerging lens implant technology in the field of ophthalmology. If you are nearing the age for cataract surgery and want a reliable vision correction solution, premium lens implants might be a good idea. Premium lens implants have been helping cataract aged people over 40 have the active lifestyle they had when they were younger.

Imagine playing golf or being able to read the newspaper with a dependency on glasses. Life without glasses could dramatically impact your overall happiness. This is why our doctors have been trained in the latest intraocular surgery techniques involving lens implantation with the various lens implants we will discuss on this page.

Emerging Lens Implant Technology

This intraocular lens technology of modern day ophthalmology has recently made some swift advancements that can dramatically improve a patient’s ability to see with lens implants after cataract surgery. Advanced Technology Intraocular Lens Implants (advanced technology IOLs) are a relatively new phenomenon in the world of vision correction, with the first FDA-approved lens hitting the market in 2001. The new premium IOLs are an effective way to expand your range of vision, with little to no post-surgical complications. Working as a substitute for traditional monofocal IOLs during cataract surgery, these premium lenses offer patients additional options when it comes to their vision enhancement.     

Traditional Lens Implants


Toric IOL

Prior to the new premium lens implant technologies enabling people to see at all distances the only option for lens implants after cataract surgery were known as MONOFOCAL. This meant that the lens implant is only capable of one distance (FAR, MIDDLE, OR NEAR). For years patients would have monofocal lens implants but would require eyeglasses after cataract surgery. In many cases patients would opt for a good distance lens and just use glasses for reading or when needed in close proximity.

Before selecting your premium lens implant make sure to consult your eye doctor. Although one lens may appear better to you the guidance of your ophthalmologist is crucial in this decision making process. Before we examine your actual lens choices we are going first discuss the function of the lens and the surgical process involved.

Understanding what lens is right for you!

Depending on your specific vision needs, there are several types of multifocal lens implants that your ophthalmologist might suggest. Each of these lens implants (IOLs) works in a different way to help achieve vision correction goals. Ultimately, your doctor will know which lens is best suited for your eye. In order to get a better understanding of which lens options are right for you, you may want to familiarize yourself with the lens options we have separated into these categories.

Premium Options: Advanced Technology Lenses (not covered by medicare)

Multifocal Correcting Lens Implants

Often suggested for after cataract surgery.

Toric Lens Implants for Astigmatism Correction

Often suggested for after cataract surgery.

Accommodating Lens Implants

Lens that hinges and mimics the movement of natural lens.

Trifocal Lens Implant

Has the goal of offering clear intermediate as well as distance and near vision with minimal glare and halos at night. 

Light Adjustable Lens Implant

A customizable lens implant. Lens optimization is done by your eye doctor after lens implantation through a series of office-based light treatment procedures that take only a few minutes each.