At Shenandoah Lasik and Cataract Center of Winchester, VA, patients with vision concerns can have evaluations performed and discuss ways to address eye disease or poor vision. Some of our patients might qualify for certain eye surgeries, including the placement of premium lens implants. Learning more about premium lens implants is the first step in determining if they are right for you.
What are premium lens implants?
Premium lens implants are quality intraocular lenses (IOLs) that offer superior vision correction compared to traditional IOLs. There are several types of premium lens implants, each with its own set of benefits. The most common type of premium lens implant is the multifocal IOL, which can correct both nearsightedness and farsightedness.
Types of premium lens implants
- Multifocal IOLs use a series of different-sized zones to focus light at multiple distances, providing clear vision at all distances.
- Accommodating IOLs mimic the natural focusing ability of the eye.
- Toric IOLs are designed to correct astigmatism.
Premium lens implants are typically more expensive than traditional IOLs, but they offer several benefits that may make them worth the extra cost. These benefits include:
- Better vision at all distances
- Reduced need for glasses or contact lenses
- Increased independence from glasses or contact lenses
- Reduced risk of developing cataracts in the future
What can I expect from surgery?
The surgery to place a premium lens implant is similar to cataract surgery. First, the surgeon makes an incision in your eye and remove the natural lens. Next, the IOL will be inserted into the empty space where the natural lens was. Finally, the incision will be closed.
Most people who have premium lens implants placed report little to no discomfort and see an improvement in their vision immediately after surgery. You will likely need to take some time off from work or other activities to allow your eye to heal, but you should be able to return to your normal routine within a few days.
Request an appointment at Shenandoah Lasik and Cataract Center in Winchester, VA
Premium lens implants are an excellent option for anyone looking for the best possible vision correction. If you are considering premium lens implants, be sure to talk to Drs. John A. Stefano and Michael Bert to discuss this or other solutions for your vision health to find out which variety is suitable for you. The office is located in Winchester, VA, and can be reached by calling 540-722-6200.