The Doctor's Doctor - Dr. Mandel

What Are My Lens Options for Cataract Surgery?

Cataract surgery in Castro Valley Cataract surgery is a common, safe, and effective option for restoring crisp vision. The procedure is designed to remove the clouded lens of the eye, replacing it with an artificial one. Today, patients have a variety of intraocular lenses to choose from that can correct a range of vision problems. Bay Area cataract, LASIK, and cornea specialist Mark Mandel, MD, is eager to help cataract patients decide on the IOL that will most benefit them. Our practice has convenient locations in Hayward, Castro Valley, San Jose, and Concord. Get in touch with us to schedule your consultation.

Continue reading to learn more about your lens options.

IOLs for Distance Vision

Patients may opt to have both eyes corrected for distance vision. In these cases, patients will be able to see clearly from far away but will still require reading glasses for tasks that require crisp vision up close, such as reading a magazine or using a laptop.

Multifocal IOLs

Patients also have the option of multifocal lenses, which provide clear distance, intermediate, and some near vision at the same time. These lenses are designed with specific zones that are each set at a different power. Although there is a chance you may still need to wear glasses for certain activities, this IOL option gives you a greater range of distances at which your vision is sharp, which results in a decrease in your dependence on glasses and contact lenses.

IOL for Astigmatism

Individuals with astigmatism can also find effective vision correction with toric IOLs. Astigmatism occurs when the cornea or lens is curved abnormally. Toric IOLs are uniquely designed to help those with the condition see clearly.

Light Adjustable Lens

The Light Adjustable Lens (LAL) stands out among other IOLs due to its ability to be customized even after cataract surgery. Choosing the right IOL option before surgery can leave some patients with anxiety over their decision. The LAL effectively eliminates this concern since vision can be adjusted after the eyes have fully healed from the surgery. For patients who are interested in having maximum control over their vision outcome, the LAL may be the best choice.

Why Choose Mark Mandel, MD

Cataract surgery is a delicate procedure that requires skill and expertise. As an extensively trained and experienced Bay Area cataract and corneal specialist, Mark Mandel, MD, has performed cataract surgery on tens of thousands of satisfied patients. Choosing Mark Mandel, MD, for your cataract surgery means that you are ready to experience high-quality patient care, as well as the full vision-restoring benefits of this safe procedure.

Schedule Your Appointment

Choosing your IOL is a big decision; let our team help you fully understand your options. To schedule your cataract surgery consultation with Mark Mandel, MD, at one of our locations in Hayward, Castro Valley, San Jose, and Concord, call us at 877-210-2020 ext. 3 or book an appointment online today.