Berkeley Heights Eye Group
Ophthalmologists located in New Providence, NJ
If you have cataracts and need cataract surgery, you can choose specialty lens implants for enhanced vision correction. At Berkeley Heights Eye Group in New Providence, New Jersey, ophthalmologist Todd Leventhal, MD, provides specialty lens implants to correct irregularities and improve your vision. To review your specialty lens implant options for your upcoming cataract surgery, schedule a consultation by phone or book an appointment online at Berkeley Heights Eye Group today.
Specialty Lens Implants Q&A
What are specialty lens implants?
Specialty lens implants, also called intraocular lenses (IOLs), are designed to replace your eyes’ natural lenses during cataract surgery. Without specialty lens implants, you couldn’t see clearly after removing a cataract. Instead, you would need to wear specialized glasses or contact lenses to see. With specialty lens implants, you can see clearly without them.
At Berkeley Heights Eye Group, Dr. Leventhal helps you select the specialty implants that will meet your needs and help you see clearly. You might need a different type of lens for each eye for the best possible outcome if your eyes work differently.
You can explore all of your options and discuss your specific needs according to your lifestyle and eye functioning at your pre-surgery consultation.
What are my options for specialty lens implants?
You have the option to replace your natural lens or lenses with single vision implants, but upgrading to specialty implants gives your vision-specific benefits you can’t get with the standard option. At Berkeley Heights Eye Group, Dr. Leventhal offers the following specialty lens implant options:
Aspheric lenses aren’t perfectly round. Instead, their curvature varies similarly to your eye’s natural curve. This different shape can help sharpen your vision, especially in low light.
Toric lenses can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. Astigmatism happens when your eye’s curvature is uneven, and a toric lens corrects the irregular curve.
Accommodating lenses provide clarity for your vision at various distances. They include flexible legs called haptics that hold them in place in your eye. These legs push the lens forward when you look at nearby objects so you can see them more clearly. With accommodating lenses, you may be able to reduce your need for reading glasses.
Multifocal lenses are similar to accommodating lenses in that they widen your field of vision, allowing you to see close and far-away objects without corrective glasses or contact lenses. Dr. Leventhal can help you decide if multifocal lenses or accommodating lenses are the better options in your case.
What are my specialty lens implants made of?
Dr. Leventhal offers specialty lens implants made with high-quality materials designed to last for the rest of your life. The materials in your specialty lens implants are plastic-based, like silicone or acrylic. Each specialty lens implant also includes a coating designed to protect your eyes from ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun.
To review your options for specialty lens implants for your upcoming cataract surgery, call Berkeley Heights Eye Group or schedule a consultation online today.