If you are considering refractive lens exchange, it is likely you are aware of the many benefits that come with this procedure, which involves replacing the natural lens of the eye with an artificial lens known as an IOL. There are a number of IOL options available to patients that offer varying vision benefits, and patients will be allowed to select the best option for their needs. Dr. Mittleman is proud to offer individualized eye care solutions to patients in West Palm Beach and Jupiter. Ahead, explore the IOL options available at Mittleman Eye.
The Selection Process
Selecting the most appropriate IOL can be overwhelming for some patients. Questions regarding whether they will still enjoy the lens years later and whether the lens will enrich their lives can come up frequently during the selection process. Fortunately, the experts at Mittleman Eye can help you choose the best option for your lifestyle. The process begins with an open conversation between patients and one of our doctors. They will thoroughly explain each IOL option, common cases where each option is useful, and other pertinent information regarding replacement artificial lenses.
Monofocal lenses are designed to offer excellent vision at a single distance. Often, patients that select this lens request that their vision is set for distance, which allows for clear vision while hiking, driving, and participating in other activities that require great vision at a distance. In these cases, patients may still need to wear eyeglasses for activities that require focusing on objects up close, such as reading or using a cell phone.
Multifocal IOLs allow patients to see at multiple focal points. These lenses are designed with multiple zones that contain different prescription powers. Multifocal lenses can decrease dependence on glasses.
For a lens that adjusts to the natural movements of the eye, accommodating lenses can be of benefit. Accommodating lenses are similar to the natural lens of the eye and, like other options, can help you eliminate or significantly reduce eyeglass dependence. However, some patients may need to use glasses to focus up close.
For patients with astigmatism, toric IOLs may be an ideal solution after RLE. These lenses are designed with additional correction to help those with astigmatism achieve optimal vision.
Schedule Your RLE Consultation
The team at Mittleman Eye is ready to help restore, improve, and maintain your eye health. If you are interested in RLE, contact our office now to learn more about the benefits of this procedure. To make an appointment, use the online form, or call us at 561-500-2020 to start a conversation.