If you ave astigmatism, your eye is more oval-shaped than round.

Today there is a wide variety of premium IOLs to choose from.

The best intraocular lens for you depends on many factors, including your lifestyle and your specific visual needs.

And, with Presbyopia the eye's natural lens becomes less flexible and is unable to focus light as it once did; presbyopia makes it difficult to focus on objects or words that are close to you.

But cataracts, astigmatism and presbyopia don’t mean a permanent loss of vision or giving up activities.

FDA-approved IOLs have been available since the early 1980s.

Before the use of intraocular lenses, if you had cataracts removed, you had to wear very thick eyeglasses or special contact lenses in order to see after cataract surgery, since no device was implanted in the eye to replace the focusing power of the natural lens.

Intraocular lenses (IOLs) are medical devices that are implanted inside the eye to replace the eye's natural lens when it is removed during cataract surgery.

IOLs also are used for a type of vision correction surgery called refractive lens exchange.

In LRI, small incisions are made at opposite ends of the cornea, very near the junction between the cornea and the surrounding white sclera.

(This junction is called the limbus.) When these incisions heal, the cornea becomes more spherical in shape, reducing or eliminating astigmatism.

During your preoperative exam and consultation, your cataract surgeon can help you choose the best IOL for your needs, as well as additional cataract surgery costs involved if you choose one of the following premium lens implants.