Premium IOLs Specialist

Grochmal Eye Center

Ophthalmology located in Catonsville, MD

With advances in medical technology, you may no longer need to wear glasses after cataract surgery, even reading glasses. Grochmal Eye Center in Baltimore, serving the Washington, DC, metro area, offers premium intraocular lenses (IOLs) to replace your cloudy lens and correct your vision. For a consultation to discuss the premium IOLs with Dr. Jay C. Grochmal, MD, or a member of his team, call the office or use the online booking button to schedule an appointment.

Premium IOLs Q & A

What are premium IOLs?

IOLs are medical devices that replace a clouded lens after cataract surgery. Before the use of IOLs, if you had cataract surgery, you needed to wear special thick-lensed glasses or contact lenses to see. 

With traditional IOLs, you no longer need to wear thick glasses, but you may still require vision correction devices depending on your vision needs. Premium IOLs, on the other hand, not only prevent your need for thick-lensed glasses, but they also correct your vision, so you no longer need glasses or contact lenses for any reason.

What types of premium IOLs are available?

Grochmal Eye Center is a state-of-the-art practice that offers many advanced treatments and products. The premium IOLs available include:

Multifocal IOLs

Multifocal IOLs contain varying degrees of magnification within different areas of the lens that allow you to see near and far. Multifocal IOLs are typically employed if your vision issues are caused by presbyopia, which is an age-related vision change that affects your ability to see close up. With multifocal IOLs, you won’t even need reading glasses. 

Toric IOLs

Toric IOLs are premium IOLs that correct astigmatism, which affects vision due to the shape of your cornea. 

Usually, your cornea is round like a basketball. If you have astigmatism, your cornea may be shaped more like a football. The abnormal shape of your cornea alters the focus of light to your retina, which leads to blurry or distorted vision.

The toric IOL may also correct nearsightedness. 

How do I know what type of IOLs I need?

Grochmal Eye Center specializes in cataract surgery and can review all of your IOL lens options before your procedure. 

Grochmal Eye Center is a state-of-the-art practice that uses the ZEISS IOLMaster® 500, the latest advancement in IOL calculations to help determine the best IOL for you. This advanced tool takes into consideration the varying measures that are most important to know when determining your IOL power, which is critical when you’re contemplating having a premium IOL inserted. It provides a more accurate corneal curvature measurement, a more accurate measurement of the IOL's placement, and the overall length of the eye.

The ZEISS IOLMaster 500 allows your specialist to create a more predictable and satisfactory visual outcome for you. 

In some cases, laser eye surgery may also be suggested with your premium IOLs to provide the best results. Grochmal Eye Center specializes in LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) surgery for vision correction. 

For a consultation to discuss cataract surgery and premium IOLs, contact Grochmal Eye Center by phone or online today.