Types of Cataract Lenses

Cataract Surgery


IOL Lenses

NVISION also has a variety of lens options to further customize your procedure. During cataract surgery, the clouded lens of the eye (the cataract) is removed and replaced with an artificial lens. This replacement lens is called an intraocular lens, or IOL. An IOL is an artificial lens that replaces your natural lens and restores the ability to see. The lens is permanent (but can be surgically removed if necessary), needs no maintenance, and can remain in the eye for your entire life. Now, you not only have access to better technological procedures at NVISION, but with our selection of lifestyle lenses, you may be able to achieve independence from glasses and contacts for most, if not all, of your daily activities.

Basic Lenses

This option delivers improved vision at just one distance, usually far. After surgery with a standard monofocal lens, you will probably need to wear glasses for near and intermediate vision, even if you didn’t need glasses before the surgery.

Lifestyle Lenses

Lifestyle lenses act like your natural lens used to when you were younger, correcting farsightedness or nearsightedness, and reducing the need for reading glasses most, if not all, of the time.  Since this type of IOL “changes” or “accommodates” like your natural lens used to, most
patients who choose this lens option enjoy freedom from contacts and glasses. Some popular name brands include CrystalensTM, Restor®
and Tecnis®. While these lenses aren’t covered by Medicare or most insurances, many patients opt to pay the additional fee out of pocket.
Your surgeon and you will decide which lens is best for you. Also, if you have astigmatism, we have solutions to fit your needs.


Standard fees, which include professional, facility and anesthesia fees, are billable to Medicare and most private insurance carriers.