What Are Premium Lenses?
Premium lenses are a type of artificial lens that is used to replace the clouded natural lens in the eye that we call a cataract. These artificial lenses are chosen in advance with your surgeon and will be implanted during your cataract surgery at Eye Specialists of Napa Valley. Premium lenses can address other eye conditions at the same time, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, presbyopia, astigmatism, and more. At our Napa, CA ophthalmology office, we offer light-adjustable lenses, multifocal & EDOF lenses, toric lenses, as well as the Crystalens as potential options for our patients.
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What Are the Benefits of Premium Lenses?
Premium lenses offer a host of benefits to Napa, CA men and women. Many active individuals opt for premium IOLs, as this innovative treatment reduces their need for glasses. Some of the additional advantages of premium lenses include:
- Reduces the glare and halos around lights
- Improved vision at all distances
- Decreases sensitivity to light
- Effective treatment for astigmatisms
- Sharper, more defined vision
Who Is an Ideal Candidate for Premium Lenses?
Individuals who need cataract surgery and also have a refractive error, such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), presbyopia (age-related vision loss), and astigmatism, may be good candidates for premium lenses. It is common for patients to elect premium intraocular lenses as an effective alternative to contacts or glasses. During a consultation, one of our experienced ophthalmologists will perform a comprehensive eye exam to ensure the eyes are in optimal health. To help each patient determine which premium lens is right for their needs, our team will discuss the various types of intraocular lenses available before creating a custom treatment plan.
Clearer Vision with Premium Options
Our board-certified ophthalmologists will work with you to plan your cataract surgery. We will take the time to explain the intraocular lens options and help you select the ones that will work for your needs and budget. We offer many FDA-approved lenses which include the following:
- Light Adjustable Lens: This lens is made from a photosensitive material that can be adjusted after implantation. By adjusting the lens after the variable healing process is complete, patients can achieve the highest accuracy possible in cataract surgery today.
- Multifocal & Extended Depth of Focus (EDOF) Lenses: These are used to improve your range of vision and allow for sharper focus in near, intermediate, and distance zones.
- Toric Lens: These come in many forms and are a great way to correct astigmatism.
- Accommodative Lens: Lenses, like the Crystalens, shift and adjust as the eye moves, providing a focus for multiple distances.
- Blended Vision: Utilizing a personalized combination of monofocal lenses can decrease your dependence on glasses while minimizing cost.
Now Featuring RXSight
Our team at Eye Specialists of Napa Valley proudly offers the latest in advanced vision technology and is pleased to announce we now provide the innovative light-adjustable lens (LAL) by RxSight. With material designed by a Nobel Prize-winning scientist, RxSight created an IOL that can be adjusted after implantation during cataract surgery. Choosing the LAL from RxSight as your premium lens enables your ophthalmologist to further optimize your vision in the weeks following your surgery. Sessions to adjust the LAL are virtually painless and take less than two minutes. After your cataract surgery and lens implantation, your vision care team in Napa, CA, will schedule between 2 – 4 light treatments in the weeks following your surgery to create the most ideal lens shape to allow for your best vision. Patients who choose this IOL will have to wear special UV blocking glasses until their final lens shape is achieved. If you are interested in the LAL from RxSight in Napa, CA, then please ask your cataract surgeon if you are a candidate for the lens.
Now Featuring PanOptix
Eye Specialists of Napa Valley is proud to provide PanOptix trifocal IOLs. With PanOptix, patients can see clearly with distance vision, intermediate vision, and near vision. Patients who choose the PanOptix lens can rely less on glasses while maintaining their everyday routine. To learn if the PanOptix premium IOL in Napa, CA is right for you, consult your cataract surgeon.
Now Featuring Toric
Patients with cataracts and astigmatism in Napa, CA, now have the option of correcting both vision issues with the AcrySof IQ ToricIOL. Astigmatism is a common refractive vision problem where the curvature of the cornea does not allow light rays to properly focus on the retina, distorting vision. Patients with astigmatism can typically adjust their refractive error with corrective lenses like glasses or contact. During cataract surgery, when the eye's clouded lens is removed, the AcrySof IQ ToricIOL can be implanted to help reduce a patient's future need for corrective lenses. If you have cataracts and astigmatism, ask your cataract surgeon about the AcrySof IQ Toric IOL.
Now Featuring Vivity
Eye Specialists of Napa Valley proudly offers the ArcySof IQ Vivity IOL to patients with cataracts in Napa, CA. A monofocal lens after cataract surgery only allows for clear distance vision. The AcrySof IQ Vivity lens allows patients to see with clear vision at far and intermediate distances while still allowing for functional vision at near distances. The majority of patients who elect the ArcySof IQ Vivity lens report having good vision at far distances and intermediate distances in bright light even when not wearing glasses. To learn if you are a possible candidate for the ArcySof IQ Vivity lens, talk to your cataract surgeon about your premium IOL options.
Premium Lenses FAQ
Are premium lenses worth it?
If you're looking to reduce or eliminate your dependence on glasses or contacts following cataract surgery, then a premium lens could be a great investment for you. Prior to your surgery, discuss your needs and goals with your ophthalmologist, and our team can help you determine if a premium lens would be worth the cost.
Which premium lens is best for me?
The best premium intraocular lens for you will depend on your specific vision needs and your goals for your vision following surgery. Our practice offers a wide variety of different premium intraocular lenses that aim to correct different refractive errors. We will discuss the available options with you so that we can select the best lens to fit your lifestyle, needs, and budget.
How long do premium lenses last?
Premium intraocular lenses are intended to last a lifetime. Following placement during cataract surgery, the lens should not need replacement.
Clear Vision with Premium Lenses
Premium lens options can make a significant impact on your visual satisfaction and help you meet your vision goals. We know the idea of choosing a particular lens, let alone the idea of cataract surgery itself, can be a bit overwhelming. Our team at Eye Specialists of Napa Valley is here to help guide you through the process so you can achieve optimal vision for your lifestyle. For more information on the premium options we offer, or to schedule a cataract consultation with one of our board-certified ophthalmologists, contact our Napa, CA office today.
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