Our eyes will not be youthful forever. That can be difficult to deal with, but over time our eyes need some help in order to focus properly, whether that’s for driving, playing golf, or reading the ingredients on the side of a box of pasta. Cataracts are often a cause for people to look at eye surgery to help correct their vision, and often this is a good time to consider opting for a presbyopia-correcting (refractive) intraocular lens. Patients all over Florida, including in Miami, Boca Raton, Palm Beach, Davie, Fort Lauderdale, Parkland, and the surrounding areas, have turned to the team at SightTrust Eye Institute to provide them with the full set of information and to have intraocular lens surgery.
What Are Intraocular Lenses?
An intraocular lens (IOL) implant is an acrylic replacement for your eye’s natural lens and takes over the image-focusing function in your eye. The intraocular lens, just like the natural lens, focuses light inside the eye, enabling you to see the world around you. Intraocular lens surgery is able to correct a wider range of vision problems compared to any other vision surgery. Intraocular lenses are able to correct not only cataracts, but also myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia which often starts to be noticed around age 40.
How Do Intraocular Lenses Work?
Intraocular lenses are a replacement for your natural lenses. The natural lens will be removed during surgery and your new intraocular lens will be inserted into the same location as your natural lens was. There are many different measurements that are taken both before and during the surgery to ensure that the lens can be fine-tuned for optimal performance.
The intraocular lens implant is routinely utilized during cataract surgery. Intraocular lenses work much in the same way as a natural lens would. As light rays enter the eye, the IOL bends (or refracts) the light rays to help you see with accuracy. A lens implant may have various focusing powers, just like prescription contact lenses or eyeglasses.
Choose The Best in Ophthalmology
When you or a loved one is in need of intraocular lens surgery, don’t just pick one at random. Instead, you want an ophthalmologist that has done more than 25,000 surgeries and has an experienced staff ready to make your situation their highest priority. Patients in Miami, Boca Raton, Palm Beach, Davie, Fort Lauderdale, Parkland, and the surrounding areas all agree that SightTrust Eye Institute is the place you should go.