Lens Choice with Cataract Surgery


Intraocular lenses (IOLs) are artificial lenses used to replace the natural lens of the eye in cataract surgery. Since the IOL is made of a pliable material, it can be folded and inserted through a narrow incision into the eye. An IOL not only serves to replace a cloudy lens (cataract) and restore vision, it can also often improve vision better than before the cataract developed, to a point where corrective lenses—glasses or contact lenses—are not needed at all or as often.  

We use the most advanced technology, including Verion and ORA to precisely measure the eye before surgery to determine the optimal lens power needed to reduce, and often eliminate dependence upon glasses after cataract surgery.  

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Newer lenses have improved upon traditional lenses with the ability to correct vision at more than one distance. While traditional lenses can reduce or eliminate a patient’s dependence on glasses or contact lenses, they are able to correct vision at only one distance. This means that patients will still need glasses or contacts for close-up tasks like reading, and for intermediate tasks like viewing a computer screen or car speedometer. Multifocal lenses, on the other hand, can allow patients to see clearly at more than once distance to further reduce dependence on glasses.


Femtosecond laser cataract surgery customized to your just eye so you can achieve the best possible vision in the distance by correcting mild astigmatism. You will need glasses for reading.




Many patients have  astigmatism in their prescription glasses that corrects for the unevenness of your corneal surface. If there is enough astigmatism, you may be a candidate for the revolutionary Toric lens combined with femtosecond laser cataract surgery. The surgery is customized to your eye so you can achieve the best possible vision in the distance by correcting even moderate to severe astigmatism. . The lens comes in a wide variety of powers to effectively eliminate astigmatism. The Toric lens provides excellent distance vision without the need for prescription glasses. You will, however,  need glasses for reading.

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Whether you suffer from cataracts or just want the freedom of not wearing prescription glasses or contacts, a multifocal  lens implant may be right for you. The new generation of multifocal lenses can also correct astigmatism.

Femtosecond laser cataract surgery customized to just your eye with a multifocal lens can give you the best possible vision for near, intermediate , and distance vision without glass so you can enjoy an active lifestyle with clear vision.

Multifocal Lens

See clearly both near and far after laser cataract surgery with multifocal lenses.

A multifocal lens can give you excellent distance vision without prescription glasses and excellent reading vision without reading glasses in a well-lit environment. Many people can work at their computer without reading glasses.. 90% of people achieve spectacle independence while some people may require glasses for activities like reading or driving.

Staff at Retina & Eye Specialists of New Jersey

Retina & Eye Specialists of New Jersey

At Retina & Eye Specialists of New Jersey, our ophthalmologists use state-of-the-art techniques to help patients achieve clear vision and return to the activities that they love. Our affiliations include:

  • The American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • The American Optometric Association
  • The New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians

Request a consultation online today or call (973) 871-2020 to find out how you can benefit from our care.

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