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Lifestyle Lens Options

What is lens implantation?

The function of the normal lens is to focus the image on the back of the eye (retina) so that it forms a sharp image. Once the opaque lens (cataract) is removed, an artificial plastic lens is implanted inside the eye for this function. This lens is known as Intra-Ocular Lens (IOL).

Lens implants have certain advantages. They usually eliminate or minimize the problems with image size, side vision and depth perception noted by people who wear thick eyeglasses after cataract surgery without IOL implantation. They are also more convenient than contact lenses because they remain in the eye and do not have to be removed, cleaned, and reinserted.

Occasionally, the doctor will decide that someone's eye is not suitable for a lens implant. In these cases, contact lenses or special glasses will be prescribed instead.


Lee Eye Center provides the latest in cataract surgery options. Patients who undergo cataract surgery have the following package options. Traditional cataract surgery is our basic option and is covered under medical insurance with deductibles and co-pays. The additional options provide more advanced and customized laser treatments which require an upgraded cost. The doctor will recommend and patient will select the package options that best fit the patient’s visual need.

Cataract Implant Lens Option Packages:

1) Traditional Surgery

  • Traditional procedure with basic mono-focal lens for DISTANCE correction
  • NO Laser, NO ORA System
  • DOES NOT correct ASTIGMATISM (if present)
  • DOES NOT correct NEAR VISION
    • Glasses / bifocals needed for all near and most distance vision

2) Advanced Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery

  • CUSTOM Laser procedure for best DISTANCE correction
  • Provides laser precision to correct astigmatism
  • ORA system with VerifEye guides best, real-time lens power selection
  • Better uncorrected distance vision than traditional surgery
  • DOES NOT correct for NEAR VISION
    • Glasses / bifocals may be needed for near vision (unless mono-vision)

3) Advanced Laser-Assisted Cataract surgery with Toric Lens

  • Toric Lens with custom laser procedure for best DISTANCE VISION
  • Best option for correcting significant astigmatism
  • ORA system with VerifEye guides best, real-time lens power selection
  • DOES NOT correct for NEAR VISION
    • Glasses / bifocals may be needed for near vision (unless mono-vision)

4) Advanced Laser-Assisted Cataract surgery with Lifestyle Lens

  • ReSTOR lens combined with custom laser procedure to provide DISTANCE and NEAR vision.
  • ORA system with VerifEye guides best, real-time lens power selection
  • Allows best opportunity to be free from glasses!
  • Reading glasses may be still necessary, especially for low light and small prints.
  • Rings around headlights, generally lasting 3-6 months, with some patients having long-lasting halos which improve over time.