There are all sorts of things that impact the quality of your vision and the health of your eyes. In some cases, your vision may be so affected that the only option is to remove the natural lens of your eye and replace it with an artificial one.
These lenses are called Intraocular Lenses or IOLs. These lenses help to successfully remedy a variety of maladies and allow you to maintain normal, if not altogether improved eyesight. Today, we’re going to discuss some of the ways IOLs are beneficial and why you may want to consider them for yourself. Let’s jump right in!
The first benefit is the most obvious. IOL’s will improve your vision. Our sight is something we often take for granted and even small impairments can be both debilitating and disorienting. Fortunately, with treatments like IOL’s, people don’t have to live in a world that’s blurry around the edges. Replacing your natural lens with an IOL can restore your eyesight and allow you to enjoy your life with clear vision.
Your eyesight is as unique as you are and it’s essential that IOL’s not be one-size-fits-all. Not only is there a wide range of IOL’s out there on the market, virtually all of them can be customized to fit your needs. So no matter what your circumstances are – there’s a prosthetic lens out there for you and your situation.
Independence from glasses
While this isn’t the case in every single situation – in the overwhelming number of cases, IOL’s will eliminate your need for glasses. About 70% of patients end up not needing glasses after their surgery. For many patients, the procedure is worth it just so they don’t have to wear glasses.
It’s not just to correct one problem
IOL’s can correct more than just cataracts. They can also be used to correct astigmatism, farsightedness and nearsightedness. So no matter what kind of vision-related issue you’re dealing with, IOL’s can help correct the issue.
If you would like more information about intraocular lenses and how they can benefit you, check back with our blog frequently. Until then, good luck!