Northwest Eye Specialists

Premium Intraocular Lenses

Board Certified Ophthalmologist & Surgeon located in Cypress Texas, Houston, TX
Premium Intraocular Lenses

Premium Intraocular Lenses services offered in Cypress Texas, Houston, TX

Premium intraocular lenses (IOLs) offer a more advanced solution for lens replacement during cataract removal surgery. At Northwest Eye Specialists, skilled ophthalmologist and surgeon Rana Ghauri, MD, recommends premium IOLs to patients because the lenses can correct multiple vision issues at one time. That means you won’t need to wear reading glasses after your procedure. You can have better vision than ever before thanks to a state-of-the-art cataract surgery system that helps select lenses perfect for you. Call the Houston, Texas, office or book your appointment online today.

Premium Intraocular Lenses Q & A

What are premium intraocular lenses?

Premium intraocular lenses (IOLs) are the most advanced type of artificial lenses for patients undergoing cataract removal surgery. 

Cataracts develop when proteins in the eye lens stick together and create a cloudy area that makes it difficult to see well. The only way to eliminate the cloudiness is through lens removal and replacement. 

Standard IOLs correct your vision at one distance, but premium IOLs can correct your vision at all distances and provide excellent visual clarity. 

What are the premium intraocular lenses options?

With their special expertise in intraocular lenses, Northwest Eye Specialists offers the most advanced IOLs available to ensure you get the best vision after cataract removal surgery. The main types of premium IOLs are: 

Multifocal IOLs

Multifocal IOLs provide vision correction up close, at intermediate distances, and far away. They’re similar to tiny trifocal glasses that fit into your eye but without dividing lines. Your brain quickly accepts the change in sensory input and you automatically use the lens for good vision at every distance. 

Most people who have cataract surgery are in their 60s or older, and virtually everyone experienced presbyopia a decrease in close-up focus due to natural eye changes with age by that time. 

So, if you get a standard IOL, you’ll still need reading glasses. Multifocal IOLs set you free: No glasses or contacts are needed at any distance. 

Toric IOLs

Toric IOLs are ideal for people with astigmatism. In astigmatism, the eye becomes more elongated than round, which leads to blurry eyesight. 

Standard IOLs don’t treat astigmatism, only nearsightedness or farsightedness. So, if you have the common combination of nearsightedness and astigmatism, a standard IOL can only solve the myopia problem. You would then need glasses for astigmatism. 

But, toric IOLs can correct astigmatism and refractive errors. There are monofocal toric lenses with vision correction at one distance and multifocal toric IOLs with vision correction at every distance.

Premium intraocular lenses provide convenience and comfort, and many patients feel far more confident after getting their premium IOLs because they can see clearly for the first time in years. 

How do you choose premium intraocular lenses?

Northwest Eye Specialists can help you select a type of premium IOL that fits your vision correction needs and lifestyle. During surgery, the practice uses an innovative surgical system, the Optiwave Refractive Analysis (ORA)™,  that helps determine the very best lens choice and prescription.


Call Northwest Eye Specialists, or book your appointment online today.