Lens Implant Options
Most insurances and Medicare will provide coverage for your cataract surgery. You have options when it comes to the lens implant you choose with surgery. The implant determines how you see for the rest of your life. Insurance typically covers a “basic” lens implant, which is designed to improve distance vision if you don’t have astigmatism. The “basic” lens does not correct mid or near vision. Most patients who choose the “basic” lens get a new prescription for glasses after surgery.
Fortunately, technology and ingenuity have allowed for the invention of Advanced Technology Lenses which, in many cases can significantly improve all three ranges of vision reducing dependence on glasses. These Advanced Technology Lenses are not typically covered by insurance, but we offer financing options to suit most budgets.
Advanced Technology Lenses
Today’s Advanced Technology Lenses, or ATL’s, provide an innovative solution to several different vision problems. ATL implants have the ability to reduce or significantly improve certain refractive disorders, including presbyopia, astigmatism, and severe hyperopia.
Advanced Technology Lenses replace your eye’s natural lens and help restore some of your ability to focus clearly on both near and far objects.
Types of Advanced Technology Lenses
The specific type of lens implant you choose will depend on the particular refractive disorder you have, the surgeon’s recommendation based on your hobbies, activities, vision goals, and the physiology of your eye. At Brooks Eye Associates, we offer the latest trifocal, bifocal, toric, and accommodating lens implants to help you obtain the best vision possible for your unique situation and goals.
The three types of Advanced Technology Lenses we offer are:
- Trifocal- This lens is designed to improve your natural range of vision for distance, mid, and near vision. The Trifocal reduces your dependence on glasses for all ranges of focus.
- Bifocal – This lens utilizes tiny rings on the surface of the lens to provide different focus points as you view images near and far. You may still wear computer glasses for mid-range vision.
- Toric – This lens aims to address any astigmatism you may have. Astigmatism is responsible for blurry or distorted vision. You will still wear reading glasses for near vision.
- Accommodating – This lens works much like your natural lens in that the tiny muscles of the eye flex and relax the lens as images draw near or are further away. You may have reading glasses for the fine print.
Many of our patients are overjoyed by the clarity of vision they have after surgery, especially when they choose an Advanced Technology Lens option!
Lens implants can also be used to correct vision in patients who don’t yet have cataracts. To find out if you are a good candidate for refractive lens exchange, please call us today at (972) 736-9347 to schedule an appointment
If you would like to learn more about how our advanced technology lenses can help you, please contact Brooks Eye Associates today or call (972) 736-9347 to schedule an appointment. We serve patients in North Texas, including Plano, Frisco, and Dallas