Proudly Offering Monofocal, Multifocal, and Toric IOLs to Meet Your Needs

As the last step of cataract surgery, your damaged lens will be removed and replaced with an intraocular lens, or IOL, to restore your vision. In the past, standard monofocal IOLs were the only available option for cataract patients, but advances in technology have led to the introduction of premium options. By choosing Dr. Thomas Byrd to perform your cataract surgery, you can choose from a variety of monofocal, multifocal, and toric IOLs to meet your needs and budget. Contact our Downriver Detroit, MI practice today to schedule a consultation and learn more about the IOLs we offer.

Monofocal IOLs

Typically covered by health insurance, standard monofocal IOLs effectively replace a clouded crystalline lens, but they only allow patients to focus at a single distance. As a result, those with monofocal IOLs require glasses or contact lenses to read and often to see at a distance as well. The cost of a monofocal lens is included as a part of standard cataract surgery.

Multifocal IOLs

If you will be undergoing laser cataract surgery with Dr. Byrd, you have the choice of upgrading to a multifocal IOL, which will allow you to focus at a range of distances. We currently offer two premium multifocal IOL options:

  • AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® IOL: This type of IOL offers improved vision quality and reduced disturbances by distributing light to a range of focal points. In addition, the AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® IOL is specially designed to correct presbyopia, which is a condition that causes a gradual loss of the ability to focus on nearby objects.
  • Bausch + Lomb Crystalens® AO: An innovative type of multifocal lens known as an accommodating lens, the The Bausch + Lomb Crystalens® IOL adjusts with the natural movements of eye muscles to achieve sharper vision at multiple distances.

Both brands are renowned for their quality and innovation, and these IOLs boast extremely high patient satisfaction rates.

Toric IOLs

Toric IOLs were designed for patients with astigmatism, or irregular cornea shape. We offer two types of toric IOLs:

  • Alcon AcrySof® Toric IOL: Dr. Byrd often recommends the Alcon AcrySof® Toric IOL for patients who suffer from severe astigmatism. This type of IOL can greatly reduce, or even eliminate, the need for corrective lenses to see clearly at a distance.
  • Bausch + Lomb TRULIGN Toric IOL: A type of accommodating IOL, the Bausch + Lomb TRULIGN Toric was the first IOL approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to correct astigmatism and enable a broad range of vision.

Multifocal and toric IOLs are not covered by insurance, and their cost is not included with the fee for laser surgery.

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What Type of IOL is Right for Me?

A clear intraocular lensThe type of IOL that is right for you will depend on several factors, including your individual characteristics, the type of cataract surgery being performed, and your budget. Before you undergo cataract surgery at our practice, Dr. Byrd will utilize sophisticated technology — including our Zeiss Atlas corneal topography system and Spectralis® OCT (optical coherence tomography) system — to better understand your unique ocular shape, learn more about your condition, and determine the IOL options that will best suit your needs. After selecting an IOL, we will use our LENSTAR LS 900® to create a custom surgical plan. These diagnostic procedures are included in the cost of your cataract surgery.

Learn More about Our IOL Options

To schedule a consultation and learn more about the unique features of each IOL we offer, including the differences between traditional and premium lensescontact Byrd Eye Clinic today.

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