Premium Lens Implants Specialist

University Ophthalmology

Ophthalmologist located in Hyde Park, Chicago, IL

After cataract-removal surgery, your eyes can get a whole new lease on life in the form of premium lens implants. This type of implant, also called intraocular lenses, replace your natural eye lens with an artificial one that corrects your vision. At University Ophthalmology in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, offers today's most advanced premium lens implants to correct your vision at all distances. Book your appointment online or by phone today.

Premium Lens Implants Q & A

What are intraocular lenses?

Intraocular lenses are artificial lenses that replace your natural eye lenses. During cataract surgery, your University Ophthalmology surgeon removes your cataracts and inserts the intraocular lenses in their place. Intraocular lenses contain a prescription to correct your vision, which means that your vision after cataract surgery is not only clearer but also stronger overall. 

There are many options in intraocular lenses. Premium lens implants are among the most advanced options available today, but standard intraocular lenses are also available. 

How are premium lens implants different than standard ones?

Standard intraocular lenses have a fixed focal length. They correct your distance vision, but you'll generally still need vision correction for near vision. Premium lens implants have multiple focal points so you can see well at all distances. 

It's much like comparing ordinary single prescription eyeglasses and bifocals or multifocal lenses. There is a wide range of options in premium lens implants, so you can correct virtually any vision problems within a single lens implant today. 

What are the different options for premium lens implants?

Premium lens implant options include:

Multifocal lenses 

Multifocal lens implants have different viewing zones. Typically, there are different prescriptions for near, intermediate, and distance vision based on your particular needs. As you adapt to your new multifocal lenses, you learn to look through the right zone for good vision at all distances. 

Accommodative lenses 

Accommodative lenses shift or expand within your eye as needed to allow focusing both close-up and at a distance.

Toric lenses

Toric lenses correct astigmatism in addition to distance or near vision. You can also have one toric lens for distance and the other for near vision. 

Premium lens implants offer some significant benefits over standard intraocular lenses because they can allow you true freedom with your vision. Most patients who get standard intraocular lenses still have to wear reading glasses, but with premium lens implants, you can see well at all distances because the lenses are customized for all your vision needs. 

Learn more about premium lens implants after cataract surgery now by calling University Ophthalmology or clicking the online appointment maker anytime.