For the first 30 years of cataract surgery, monofocal lens implants were the only option available. They provided excellent vision correction, but only for long distance. Patients would still need to wear reading glasses following their cataract surgery. When light enters the monofocal lens, it is bent to a specific focal point. The larger your prescription strength, the more the light is sharply increased. Because the light can only be bent to one focus point at a time, the lens is called "monofocal."
Fortunately, with advances in technology, ophthalmology practices like Weston and Pannu Laser & Vision Institute are now able to offer lenses that can correct vision at near, intermediate, and far distances. These lenses are called Premium Lens Implants.
Pannu and Weston Laser & Vision Institute offers the AcrySof ReSTOR IOL and Toric IOL by Alcon. The ReSTOR brand is a multifocal lens that is designed to replace the natural lens of the eye by using a patented design lens. This design allows the lens to focus light on the retina for clear vision, and is the Premium Lens Implant choice for patients who need presbyopia correction along with cataract surgery. And for those patient who suffer from an astigmatism, Dr. Mutyala is pleased to offer the Toric IOL. With the advent of the Toric IOL’s technology, cataracts and astigmatisms can now be corrected all in one eye surgery. If you are a candidate for cataract surgery in the South Florida areas of Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, and Miami, Pannu and Weston Laser & Vision Institute would be happy to discuss which Premium Lens Option would be the best for you.