Standard artificial lens implants are most commonly used to restore clear vision to anyone with cataracts. Age is the biggest risk factor for cataracts, affecting vision more in those aged over 60. Cataracts cause cloudy patches to develop in the lens. These patches eventually cover the entire lens resulting in blurry, misty vision.
What are lens implants?
Lens implants are used in cataract surgery to replace the natural, cloudy lenses with a clear, artificial lens. A standard lens will restore clear vision at one distance: near, mid-range, or far.
How does cataract surgery work?
During Cataract Surgery, your eye doctor will use an ultrasound device to gently break up the cloudy lens into small pieces. Using suction, these pieces are then carefully removed.
Next, an artificial lens implant is inserted into the lens capsule as a replacement.
Premium lens implants
Advanced technology lens implants today mean you can now opt for a more premium lens to improve your vision even further after surgery.
Standard lens implants still mean that you have to wear glasses afterwards for specific activities in order to see clearly at all distances. On the other hand, premium lenses minimize the need for glasses, as they are designed to help you see clearly at several distances — some even offer clear vision at near, mid-range, and far distances. You can learn more about these lenses on our Premium Cataract Surgery page.
Find out if our wide range of lens implants options could transform your vision by getting in touch with our expert team at TLC San Antonio.