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Cataract surgery options have changed immensely over the past decade. There are replacement lens options for every lifestyle. The staff and physicians at Bowden Eye & Associates can explain the different Intraocular Lens (IOL) options with you and together can come up with a lens choice that is best suited for you:

  • Monofocal IOLs
  • Multifocal IOLs
  • Toric Lens for Astigmatism
  • Crystalens™

Monofocal IOLs

These lenses have been around longer than all of our other lens options and are designed to provide good quality distance vision. Many patients that have progressive retinal disease choose this as their best option for cataract surgery. Anyone that chooses this as their option will possibly require glasses for their sharpest distance vision and will definitely require glasses for up close and computer needs. Traditionally, monofocal lenses are covered by insurance and Medicare.

Multifocal IOLs

Given the new technology we have available, a newer type of lens implant can be chosen to provide sharper contrasted vision. This lens option is ideal for all patients, including those that have progressive retinal disease as well as different corneal problems. Dr. Frank W. Bowden, III, and Dr. Sarah Darbandi utilize special mapping of the eye that can be used to match the different aberrations or imperfections that cannot be corrected with glasses or contact lenses with a lens choice that improves the clarity of your vision after cataract surgery. This lens is designed to give you sharp distance vision after cataract surgery. Reading glasses will still be required after having cataract surgery.

Toric Lens for Astigmatism

For patients who have low to moderate amounts of astigmatism and wish to have improved unaided distance vision, the Toric IOL is ideal. This IOL provides excellent distance vision with reduced dependency on glasses or contacts. Patients who have had corneal transplants or who have keratoconus are also candidates for this lens implant. Patients who choose this option may require distance glasses and will require glasses for up-close and computer work.


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This lens option is designed for those patients who wish to altogether reduce their need for glasses after cataract surgery. This lens provides good distance, intermediate, and up-close vision with little to no dependence on glasses or contacts. Patients who have healthy eyes, stable retinal disease, and those who have had refractive surgery may also be candidates for this type of lens. At your consultation appointment with Dr. Frank W. Bowden, III, or Dr. Sarah Darbandi you will be advised what your best option is and together you can decide what is best for you and your lifestyle.

Find Out if Cataract Surgery with Lifestyle Lenses in Jacksonville is Right for You

Schedule an appointment online or call our office at (904) 296-0098.

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7205 Bonneval Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32256


12341 Yellow Bluff Rd #4
Jacksonville, FL 32226


14810 Old St Augustine Rd #103
Jacksonville, FL 32258

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