What are premium intraocular lenses?
Premium intraocular lenses (IOLs) are lenses inserted to replace the eye's natural, clouded lens during cataract surgery. Premium IOLs can also treat other vision concerns, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia. At Precision Surgery Center of Napa Valley, we offer multiple biocompatible premium IOLs to suit your vision needs following lens replacement surgery. During your consultation for cataract surgery, we will select the best lens for your needs. For more information about our available lenses, contact our practice in Napa, CA, to speak to an ophthalmologist.
What are the Benefits of Premium IOLs?
The benefits of Premium IOLs will vary from patient to patient based on their needs. However, some of the benefits can include:
- Decreasing your need for glasses
- Correcting farsightedness, nearsightedness, and astigmatisms
- Correcting cataracts
- Decreasing the need for contact lenses
- Increased independence
- Less stress on the eye (IOLs are noninvasive procedures)
Who are the candidates for premium intraocular lenses?
Candidates for premium intraocular lenses in Napa, CA, will typically be patients ready for cataract surgery who also have a refractive error such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), astigmatism (irregularly shaped cornea), and presbyopia (age-related vision loss). Premium lenses are a good option for patients who would like to rely less on corrective lenses like glasses or contacts. Patients should have realistic expectations about what the premium lens can accomplish and be in good general ocular health aside from their cataracts. Our team of vision care professionals can help candidates select the best lenses to fit their lifestyle needs and budget.
What Can I expect From Intraocular Lenses?
During your pre-op appointments for your cataract surgery, our board-certified ophthalmologists will discuss your different options for eye lens replacement. Our practice carries many FDA-approved lenses that fit a wide variety of vision needs, whether your goal is to have better distance vision, near vision, night vision, or to correct astigmatism. Premium IOLs can reduce a patient's dependence on glasses or contacts following cataract surgery — so many patients can expect to have clear vision without corrective lenses.
What Can I Expect During My Recovery?
After getting your replacement eye lenses for cataracts, it is normal to experience a gritty feeling in your eyes and foggy or blurry vision. It is imperative that you resist rubbing your eyes during the recovery period. These symptoms will fade as your eyes heal. Your surgical team will provide you with an eye shield to use when you sleep to avoid putting any pressure on your eye. Your ophthalmologist may prescribe you eye drops to help prevent infection and promote healing. Generally, it will take about 2 – 4 weeks for your eye to recover after artificial lens placement.
"The surgery center is state of the art. I was very impressed with the care. Dr. Roe is an excellent surgeon. You immediately feel very comfortable with him. I would not go to anyone else he is a great surgeon."- E.P. / Google / Jun 30, 2023
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"Excellent, compassionate physician - Held my hand through the entire cataract surgery experience."- Anonymous / Vitals / Nov 16, 2020
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Premium Intraocular Lenses FAQ
How long do premium intraocular lenses last?
Premium lenses are intended to last a lifetime. Your cataracts should not return, and the lenses will not need to be changed out for any reason.
Will my vision change over time after cataract surgery?
Patients who undergo lens replacement surgery for cataracts can rest assured their vision will likely remain stable after surgery. If a patient has elected a premium cataract lens option, then these lenses should not need to be changed out or replaced.
Does insurance cover the cost of a premium lens?
Most insurance companies will not cover the cost of a premium lens. If you're looking for premium intraocular lenses in Napa, CA, we have options to help you better afford your lenses, including medical financing.
Your path to clear vision
If cataracts are interfering with your ability to enjoy life and you are interested in correcting other vision concerns during your surgery, then premium intraocular lenses in Napa, CA, may be the right decision for you. Our team at Precision Surgery Center of Napa Valley is ready to answer your questions about what premium IOLs are available, including multifocal eye lens replacement, based on your budget and vision needs. Contact our practice in Napa, CA, to learn more about cataract surgery with one of our board-certified ophthalmologists.
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