A cataract occurs when the clear lens inside of the eye becomes cloudy. During cataract surgery, this cloudy lens is removed and replaced with a clear, artificial implant lens. The traditional lens implant has a prescription power in it that is based on measurements of your eye that were taken before the surgery. The power of the traditional lens implant is set to make your vision in focus at long distances. In the best cases, your distance vision may even be clear without glasses. However, with the traditional lens implant, you will always need reading glasses or bifocals to see at near distances.
The latest advancements in lens implant technology have produced what are called premium implant lenses. A premium implant not only corrects for distance vision but also has the ability to help you see at near. These implants greatly reduce your need for glasses after cataract surgery, and in some cases may eliminate the need for glasses altogether.
If you are in need of cataract surgery, a premium implant is definitely something to consider. Come in for an evaluation and one of our doctors will explain the details of each of the implant options and help decide which one would be best for you.