During laser cataract surgery in Long Island, the natural lens of the eye is removed and an artificial lens — called an “intraocular lens” or IOL — is inserted into the eye. There are different types of intraocular lenses available, and Dr. Kelly will determine which is best for you.
How an Intraocular Lens Works
An intraocular lens replaces your eye’s natural lens when a cataract has made it cloudy. An intraocular lens works by refracting light rays that enter the eye and helping you to see. At Kelly Vision Center, cataract services such as this are one of our primary services, so you can be certain you’re in excellent hands.
Reclaim Your Vision
Clear vision is important. This is why we offer patient financing for your out-of-pocket expenses for any of the options listed below. If you’re a candidate for cataract surgery and have questions about which intraocular lens is right for you, schedule your free consultation with trusted expert cataract surgeon Dr. James Kelly — a board-certified ophthalmologist in Long Island who has performed thousands of successful eye procedures.
During any lens-based refractive surgery — whether it be cataract surgery or refractive lens exchange — the natural lens of the eye will need to be replaced with an intraocular lens. The IOL takes over the role of the natural lens. This role is to bend light rays that enter the eye so they can be focused to create a clear image. A standard IOL is one that is monofocal, meaning that it improves vision at just one distance and improves your distance vision. While a standard IOL does treat cataracts and improves distance vision, most patients will still need to rely on glasses to improve near and intermediate vision.
Premium IOL Lens
Premium IOLs provide a better range of vision after cataract surgery. At Kelly Vision Center, we offer a wide range of premium IOLs that meet the unique needs of each unique patient. Because these lenses can treat cataracts while improving distance, intermediate, and near vision, most patients don’t need to rely on glasses after being treated with a premium IOL. There may be more night vision glare, which will improve over time. With premium IOLs, we can provide patients with clearer vision while greatly reducing (or completely eliminating) their need for corrective lenses. It is this advantage that makes premium IOLs the preferred method of lens-based refractive surgery for most of our patients.
Premium IOLs Include the Following:
AcrySof® IQ Vivity™ IOL
- Designed with a new, non-diffractive technology called X-Wave™ which allows patients to experience optimal vision in both bright and dim lighting
- Offers protection against the sun’s damaging UV rays and filters harmful blue light rays from digital devices
- Reduces or eliminates halos, starbursts, and glare after having cataract surgery in Long Island — a major advantage for night driving
AcrySof IQ PanOptix® IOL
- First and only trifocal lens in the United States
- Enhanced vision for clear, complete focus
- Over 125 million AcrySof lenses implanted (and counting)
- Available in a toric lens to correct astigmatism
RxSight Light Adjustable Lens
Using a special lens material designed by a Nobel Prize-winning scientist, you can now customize your vision after your cataract surgery. You will have the unique ability to adjust and preview your vision until it meets your personal desires and lifestyle requirements. The Light Adjustable Lens delivers superior visual outcomes that non-adjustable IOLs cannot match. In a study of 600 subjects, those who received the Light Adjustable Lens (followed by adjustments) were twice as likely to achieve 20/20 distance vision at six months without glasses as those who received a standard monofocal IOL.
Why Choose Kelly Vision Center?
Kelly Vision Center is New York’s trusted choice for vision correction surgery. Certified in ophthalmic surgery by the American Board of Ophthalmology, Dr. James Kelly is a comprehensive refractive surgeon who has been performing refractive surgery for over two decades. Dr. Kelly and his team are dedicated to making your vision correction one of the greatest experiences of your life by providing a boutique experience with personalized, one-on-one care. Every aspect is handled by Dr. Kelly himself from consultation to surgery to post-op care.