Central Texas Eye Center

Know your options for cataract surgery

Once your doctor determines you have a mature cataract and confirms that you are ready for surgery, together you can discuss your needs and determine which lens implant best suits your lifestyle. Here is some information for each of the Implant lenses our doctors use during surgery.

monofocal lens

Monofocal IOL

The monofocal IOL is the standard lens option. It helps you see at one single focal distance, usually set for far away, which means you will likely need glasses for focusing on near objects. It can be set for near, or in some cases one eye is set for each, also known as monovision. These lenses are covered by insurance and Medicare, with no added out of pocket expenses.

mutlifocal lens

TECNIS® Symfony IOL &
AcrySof® IQ Vivity™

The TECNIS® Symfony and AcrySof® IQ Vivity™ are extended depth of focus multifocal IOLs that provide a continuous range of high quality vision at distance and intermediate, with improved near vision. This lens is also available in Toric at no additional cost.

monofocal lens

Light Adjustable Lens™ from RxSight®

The Light Adjustable Lens™ from RxSight® is the first and only intraocular lens (IOL) that allows your physician to optimize your vision following cataract surgery. You will be able to preview and compare possible vision outcomes with your doctor based on your personal desires and lifestyle requirements. After light treatments the lens offers a combination of high quality vision at distance, intermediate, and near.

toric lens

Toric IOL

The Toric IOL is a lens that will correct astigmatism, or irregular curvature of the cornea. If we discover astigmatism during your pre-operative testing, you may qualify for this lens. This implant will correct your vision at one distance, either near or far, and the astigmatism, giving you the chance to be free of glasses at one distance.

toric lens

AcrySof® IQ PanOptix Trifocal IOL

The AcrySof® IQ PanOptix™ Trifocal IOL is the first and only trifocal IOL in the U.S. It offers a combination of high quality vision at distance, intermediate, and near. It is an excellent option for someone that spends a lot of time on the computer. This lens also has a Toric option at no additional cost.

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