Cataracts are a condition that can impact one’s overall vision. The early stages of developing cataracts may be concerning for patients. Cataracts can cause patients to be unable to perform their regular activities due their vision or annoy patients during typical activities of daily living. At this point, when cataract surgery is indicated, Dr. David Aizuss of Encino and West Hills, CA may make a recommendation of placing premium lens implants. Premium lens implants are a wonderful way to correct vision after cataracts have developed.
Why premium lens implants?
In the past, the only way to improve cataracts was to place monofocal lens implants. This only allowed for certain patients to properly benefit from their placement. These implants are only capable of focusing at a single range of vision, typically distance. The patients who chose traditional lens implants would be able to see clearly far away, but would need eyeglasses after their procedure to read or view anything close up. In addition, patients with astigmatism also needed to wear corrective lenses following treatment. With premium lens implants, there are options for patients to choose from. This includes multifocal lenses and toric lenses.
What to expect from premium lens implants
Many patients will benefit from premium lens implants. While most vision insurance plans will cover traditional lenses, premium lenses are still worthwhile for better vision correction that reduces the need for spectacle correction after surgery. Many patients have to pay an overage or additional amount even after their vision insurance benefits are used for regular glasses. The cost of glasses can be hundreds of dollars yearly. Patients will find that vision correction using premium lens implants is easier and can eliminate the need for dependence on eyeglasses or contact lenses and actually reduce their overall cash outlay over time.
When should I consider premium lens implants?
Dr. David Aizuss and his team will provide a thorough examination for patients who have the symptoms of cataracts to determine if they can benefit from placement of premium lens implants. Patients are educated on the options available to them and can speak to our team about the advantages of this and other procedures available. We will advise you of the benefits of torics lenses, extended depth of focus lenses and multifocal lenses as well as the advantage and disadvantages of one premium lens over another.
Do you believe you may be dealing with cataracts?
Speak to Dr. David Aizuss of Encino and West Hills, California to determine if the placement of premium lens implants is right for you. The Encino office can be reached by calling (818) 907-1038 and the West Hills office can be reached by calling (818) 346-8118.