The leaders for eye care in the Atlanta area since 1971, the doctors and cataract surgeons at Eye Consultants of Atlanta aim to achieve the best for every patient. That includes customizing the life-changing results of cataract surgery.
During cataract surgery, the natural lens of the eye is removed and replaced with an artificial one, called an intraocular lens (IOL). The standard intraocular lens is a medical marvel that has been in use for more than sixty years, but even more advanced technology developed in recent years greatly increases our ability to improve visual outcomes for more patients than ever before!
Advanced technology lenses offer patients visual advantages beyond the standard IOL by decreasing or eliminating their dependence on glasses or contact lenses after surgery.
The physicians at Eye Consultants of Atlanta are dedicated to staying current with the latest developments in IOL technology. When you come to us for your cataract surgery consultation, we will start by taking the time to examine your eyes before discussing your lifestyle and vision goals to see which IOL would be the best option for you.
Monofocal lenses, which provide vision correction for a particular distance are considered the standard for cataract surgery; however, these lenses do not address astigmatism or provide the ability to see multiple distances. As opposed to monofocal lenses, advanced technology lenses can also correct astigmatism and/or allow patients to have vision across a range of distances. The selection of Advanced Technology Lenses that we use at Eye Consultants of Atlanta include:
Astigmatism is a refractive error in which the cornea (the clear, front part of the eye) is shaped irregularly, causing blurred vision. Astigmatism may occur in varying degrees in each eye and can accompany both nearsightedness and farsightedness. Toric lens implants are placed in a precise orientation to correct astigmatism, which enables a patient with astigmatism to see clearly at a particular distance without the need for full-time glasses.
Presbyopia-correcting lens implants correct distance vision while also reducing or completely eliminating the dependence on reading glasses after cataract surgery. In other words, these lens implants allow you to see at multiple distances without using glasses. Of note, there are also toric presbyopia-correcting lens implants for patients with astigmatism who also want to decrease the need for reading glasses after surgery.
If you’re considering a lens replacement procedure, we may be able to help reduce your need for glasses or contact lenses completely. The physicians at Eye Consultants of Atlanta can help decide which lens implant is right for your needs. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!