Everything You Need to Know About Intraocular Lenses

Longwood Eye & Lasik intraocular lenses Everything You Need to Know About Intraocular Lenses

Intraocular lenses are a permanent solution to cataracts and other vision problems of varying severity. They are artificial lenses that are put into the eye for the sake of improving your vision clarity. There are different types of intraocular lenses for different vision types, all of which improve vision clarity overall but hone in on specific aspects of vision. Continue reading to find out more about intraocular lenses (IOLS).

What Do Intraocular Lenses Do?

Besides being the primary treatment to negate cataracts these artificial lenses help to bend light rays incoming into your eyes and focus it on the retina/back of your eyes. This allows for better vision clarity overall and for your eye’s function to be expanded. This can better all manner of vision types, and each type of lens is manufactured to cater to specific needs. Whether you need your vision to be better at close distance, far distance, or in general better all around, you really can’t go wrong with an intraocular lens treatment. Do keep in mind while they are lenses, they are lenses that are placed into your eyes through a procedure. This isn’t something that you can remove like contacts or take off like glasses. But with that being said they allow you to improve vision permanently without any fuss of putting contact in or wearing glasses

What Are the Different Types?

There is a wide selection of intraocular lenses available on the market today. Both in terms of brands available and the types of vision they assist with. To name a few of these types there are multifocal, monovision, extended depth of field, and advanced mono-focal. These types all have to do with where your current vision quality sits at, and what you need to get the best results. Multifocal is a catch-all basically, it improves all levels of vision from depth, to distance, to nearness. Whereas some of the others I mentioned hone in on one or two factors instead. For instance, extended depth of field intraocular lenses focus on intermediate vision and distance vision as opposed to near vision. The others have varied combinations as well, the point being there is a set of intraocular lenses out there for you no matter what your vision is or will be after cataract treatment. And our team here at Longwood Eye & Lasik is here to ensure you get exactly what you need.


The benefits of IOLS are simple, clearer vision, stronger vision, and more freedom in your day to day. Now if you go with a type of lens that hones in on distant vision and depth over near, you may still need a pair of readers. But with that being said your quality of life, and vision will be improved tenfold.

So don’t wait, give us a call here at Longwood Eye & Lasik in Gardner, MA, and set up your consultation with us today. We’re only a phone call away at 1-800-676-5050


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