Cataract surgery is one of the most widely performed surgical procedures, with nearly three million done each year in the United States. The surgical removal of a cataract is actually quite simple and takes as little as ten minutes to complete. Our skilled eye surgeon will remove your clouded natural eye lens and replace it with an artificial lens—or Intraocular Lens (IOL)—to restore clear vision. There are many FDA-approved IOL options available beyond the standard version, which can correct distance vision but most patients still require glasses to read and use a computer.
Premium intraocular lens implants are Dr. Foulkes preferred IOLs for our Chicago and Lombard patients for several reasons including:
- Premium IOLs correct both nearsightedness and farsightedness, meaning you most likely won’t need glasses following cataract surgery.
- Some premium IOLs such as Toric IOLs offer multifocal correction, which can improve or get rid of astigmatism.
- The Tecnis® lenses can even help patients with presbyopia—the natural loss of near vision that comes with age—so they no longer need to rely on reading glasses.
There are many advantages of premium IOLs over the standard option. Cataract surgery gives you back clear vision, so why not improve your eyesight to 20/20 at the same time? You’ll be astounded by the impact perfect vision has on all aspects of your life.
If you or someone you know has cataracts, please contact Foulkes Vision in Lombard or Chicago today at 630-724-1400to discuss your options for Premium IOLs. Dr. Foulkes and our experienced staff serve clients throughout Northern Illinois and the Chicagoland area.