A premium intraocular lens (IOL) is a new type of IOL used in cataract patients that enables the patients to view both far distance and near distance objects without using glasses. Earlier, monofocal lenses were used in cataract surgery where a patient was able to see the far distance objects with the new artificial lens implanted during surgery and they required additional glasses or lens to enable them to see the near distance objects or for reading. Now the premium IOLs offer more benefits than monofocal lenses used earlier.
Toric lens also called toric intraocular lens, is an artificial replacement for the natural lens in your eye. It is used to treat vision problems such as astigmatism and reduce dependency on spectacles, especially after cataract surgery. Toric lenses are soft and are usually made of a hydrogel material. The key benefit is that they can align with the person’s eye contour – namely the cornea, and improve their vision.
An implantable collamer lens (ICL) is a type of lens that is used to treat vision problems such as myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism (blurred vision due to faulty shape of the cornea). It is made of a biocompatible material called collamer, which is safer compared to synthetic materials.