Aspheric or Monofocal Lens Implants

Monofocal or aspheric implant lens for cataract surgery dayton ohioDuring cataract surgery or refractive lens exchange, the lens of your eye which has become cloudy over time will be replaced with an artificial Intra-Ocular Lens (IOL). Traditionally this has been done with a standard or monofocal implant lens which is covered by your insurance. An Aspheric implant lens is a type of monofocal (focuses only one distance) implant that is specifically designed to reduce the visual disturbances caused by the optical aberrations found in ordinary lens implants. This reduces the tendency to see "glare" that you might experience with basic lens implants and thus can offer improved sharpness and contrast, especially at night. Aspheric implant lenses only correct distance or far vision, such as that required for driving. Aspheric implant lenses do not usually correct intermediate or "arms length" vision, similar to viewing computer screens, and do not correct near vision as required for reading. Additionally, aspheric implant lenses do not correct for astigmatism, thus more than 70% of patients will still need to wear glasses for best vision either distance or near.

Patients who wish to have the best quality of distance vision, especially in dim or dusky conditions, may wish to consider an monofocal aspheric implant lens, if they are comfortable with wearing glasses after their surgery.  Aspheric implant lenses usually cost slightly more than a basic lens implant, but here at Stahl Vision we do not charge patients anything extra and all of the implants our eye surgeons use are the more advanced aspheric types. If you are particularly demanding and want the best possible distance vision after your cataract surgery, you will be able to discuss this option with Drs. Stahl & Knowles and the staff during your Cataract Consultation. Drs. Stahl & Knowles and the staff will take the time necessary to explain all of the possible benefits and limitations of aspheric implant lenses and our Cataract Coordinators will help you schedule a time to start seeing better.


Our best eye surgeons Dr. Brian Stahl and Dr. James Knowles specialize Cataract Surgery. Our Dayton, Ohio eye center puts Stahl Vision Center, Laser Vision Correction of Dayton, and Eye Laser and Cataract Surgery Center all under one roof conveniently located for patients from Sidney Ohio, Springfield Ohio, Urbana Ohio, Dayton Ohio, Cincinnati Ohio, West Chester Ohio, Eaton Ohio, Xenia Ohio, Jamestown Ohio, Franklin Ohio, Springboro Ohio, Waynesville Ohio, Lebanon Ohio, Mason Ohio, Oxford Ohio, and Middletown Ohio.. Please call Stahl Vision at 937.643.2020 to schedule an appointment for a complete eye examination and consultation for Cataracts and Cataract Surgery if you are considering an Aspheric Lens Implant.

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