Cataracts can impact your vision on top of existing conditions like near- and farsightedness or astigmatism.
Intraocular lenses (IOLs) are a permanent solution that can treat cataracts and restore your eyesight at the same time.
Learn how Mills Eye + Facial Surgery can restore your eyesight in Pensacola, FL, using the latest IOLs.
What are IOLs?
Intraocular lenses (IOLs) are see-through lenses that can help restore your eyesight by correcting refractive errors, a major cause of visual impairment. Unlike glasses or contact lenses, IOLs become a permanent part of your eyes. Most IOLs are used in tandem with cataract surgery, which we can perform at outpatient surgical centers around the Pensacola area.
How Do IOLs Work?
An IOL replaces your natural lens, a transparent disk that sits behind the iris and pupil, with a custom-made one that reflects light more accurately into your retina. IOLs are a regular part of cataract surgery, a procedure that treats your natural lens when it becomes cloudy and obscures light.
Benefits of IOLs
Improve Your Vision
IOLs are a long-lasting solution that improves your vision by treating refractive errors such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism.
When used for cataract surgery, intraocular lenses are the only permanent solution for vision loss due to a clouded natural lens.
Intraocular lenses can decrease your dependence on glasses and contact lenses, and some patients may be able to get rid of them completely.
Refractive Errors IOLs Can Correct
IOL's are an essential part of cataract surgery, providing clear vision after the cataract is removed. Depending on which intraocular lens you choose, you may be able to fix more than one refractive error at the same time. Refractive errors intraocular lenses can address include:
Your distance vision can be impaired due to overcurvature of the cornea or if you have a longer eyeball.
If your eyeball is shorter than normal or the cornea is less curved than it should be, your near vision can be compromised.
You may have blurred vision if your cornea or lens is curved too steeply in one direction.
Presbyopia occurs when your natural eye lens loses elasticity due to aging. This leads to gradual thickening and loss of flexibility in your natural eye lens, making it harder to focus on close objects.
Regain Your Eyesight Contact Mills Eye + Facial Surgery Today
Cataracts can rob you of your vision, making things cloudy and difficult to see. If you notice your vision is declining, it's time to schedule a consultation with our Pensacola, FL, practice today.
Cataract surgery may seem frightening, but the truth is it's a common procedure that has a high success rate. Our ophthalmologist, Dr. David Mills, is an oculofacial plastic, reconstructive, and cosmetic surgeon who is double board certified. When conducted by accomplished professionals like Dr. Mills, cataract surgery is extremely safe and effective.
Don't let cataracts take your vision away from you. Contact our Pensacola, FL, office today by requesting a consultation online or by calling:
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Tecnis Synergy IOLs
The Tecnis Synergy lenses are multifocal IOLs that can refractive errors and presbyopia, a natural form of visual impairment that occurs with age. Created by Johnson & Johnson, these IOLs can provide clear and consistent vision, even in various lighting conditions like nighttime driving.
Alcon PanOptix Lens
The Alcon PanOptix® Lens is the first trifocal IOL available in the US, a lens with three distinct sections instead of the typical two used in bifocal lenses. While a bifocal lens improves near and distance vision, PanOptix provides clear vision when looking at near, far, and intermediate objects.
How IOLs Are Placed
Placing IOLs is a necessary step during cataract surgery. All cataract surgeries performed by our Pensacola opthalmologist follow this general timeline:
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The average cost of cataract surgery and IOLs are around $4,000 depending on the patient and which surgical center in the Pensacola area is used for the procedure. Insurance typically covers some part of the cost, but the coverage depends on your specific plan. Our staff can check how much your insurance will cover.