Lens Options

IOLs closeup

Lens implants have been used in nearly all cataract operations performed in this country since 1982. This wonderful invention allows patients to see after cataract surgery without thick glasses or contact lenses that were necessary for the past. These lens implants are called Implant Lens or IOL.

Today lens implant technology allows for more choices in vision correction benefits and outcome after cataract surgery.

Monofocal Wavefront Lens 

Provides the superior quality of vision with glasses after surgery.

The most recent developments in lens technology involve what is called Wavefront design. Essentially a computer model of the human eye is used to increase our understanding of how we focus light rays for clearest vision. These studies have shown that a simple spherical lens intraocular implant can leave a patient with less than perfect vision. Wavefront design implants are aspheric, meaning the curvature of the lens surface changes depending on how far you are from the center of the intraocular lens. This more sophisticated shape improves the sharpness of a cataract patient’s vision after surgery. At EyeHealth Northwest we only use the best intraocular lenses available. Using technology such as Wavefront design ensures that our patients obtain the best possible visual result from cataract surgery. A  Wavefront lens is an excellent option for those who don’t mind wearing glasses after their surgery and want to improve the quality of their vision. 

Toric Lens 

Provides quality distance vision without glasses.

For cataract patients with astigmatism, successful cataract surgery is only half the battle for regaining quality vision. EyeHealth Northwest offers the Toric lens implant, a design proven to correct both your cataracts and astigmatism simultaneously. Implanted in the eye to restore distance vision after cataract surgery, the Toric lens has a unique patented design that provides both spherical and astigmatic correction.

How Astigmatism affects your vision:

Multifocal or Extended Depth of Focus Vision

Corrects your distance, intermediate and near vision. Reducing your dependence on glasses for your activities after surgery.

Multifocal Lens

A multifocal lens implant provides excellent vision after cataract surgery at a variety of distances. For the vast majority of patients, having a multifocal lens implant means that you will be able to see at distance and up close without being dependent on glasses. Patients choosing to have a multifocal lens implant will likely find that they can drive, watch television, read or do crafts without the need for glasses.

Extended Depth of Focus Lens

The extended depth of focus (EDOF) lenses uses technology based on an elongated focal point in order to give patients freedom from distance and most reading glasses. These lenses are known to give excellent distance vision while still preserving intermediate vision range such as computer and smartphone use.

Good candidates for the Multifocal or Extended Depth of Focus lens should have realistic goals for their vision and receive a complete evaluation by an Ophthalmologist who specializes in deluxe lens implantation. EyeHealth Northwest has surgeons with vast experience in the implantation of these types of state-of-the-art lenses. Our surgery centers have access to all FDA approved lenses. EyeHealth Northwest is the largest provider of deluxe lens implants in the Portland Metro area.

As with any surgical procedure, there are associated risks and benefits. While there may be a decrease in the need for glasses some patients may notice rings around lights at night. These side effects may make it more difficult to drive at night or perform tasks in low light conditions. While virtually everyone experiences an improvement in vision after cataract surgery, some people will have a better-uncorrected vision than others. Therefore, it is important to discuss the potential risks and benefits with your doctor.

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Our Locations

Barnes Road
9555 SW Barnes Rd.
#201 (2nd floor)
Portland, OR 97225
(503) 227-2020 see more
Gresham
24601 SE Stark St.
Suite 245
Troutdale, OR 97060
(503) 255-2291 see more
Hillsboro
6111 NE Cornell Rd
Hillsboro, OR 97124
(503) 846-9400 see more
Milwaukie
11086 SE Oak St
Milwaukie, OR 97222
(503) 656-4221 see more
Mt. Tabor
5935 SE Division St.
Portland, OR 97206
503 777-5546 see more
North Portland
3246 N. Lombard
Portland, OR 97217
(503) 285-1671 see more
Northeast Portland
5050 NE Hoyt St., #245
Portland, OR 97213
(503) 255-2291 see more
Northwest Portland
1955 NW Northrup St
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 227-2020 see more
Oregon City
1306 Division St
Oregon City, OR 97045
(503) 656-4221 see more
Southeast Portland
10819 SE Stark St,
Portland, OR 97216
(503) 255-2291 see more
Sunnyside
12050 SE Stevens Rd, Suite 100
Happy Valley, OR 97086
(503) 783-3300 see more
Tigard
15298 SW Royalty Parkway
Tigard OR 97224
(503) 227-2020 see more
Wilsonville
29250 SW Town Center Loop W
Wilsonville, OR 97070
(503) 582-0000 see more
Westside Surgery Center
13240 SW Pacific Hwy
Portland, OR 97223
(503) 639-6571 see more
EyeHealth Eastside Surgery and Laser Center
12050 SE Stevens Rd.
Happy Valley, OR 97086
(971) 206-6100 see more

Our Locations

Barnes Road
9555 SW Barnes Rd.
#201 (2nd floor)
Portland, OR 97225
(503) 227-2020 see more
Gresham
24601 SE Stark St.
Suite 245
Troutdale, OR 97060
(503) 255-2291 see more
Hillsboro
6111 NE Cornell Rd
Hillsboro, OR 97124
(503) 846-9400 see more
Milwaukie
11086 SE Oak St
Milwaukie, OR 97222
(503) 656-4221 see more
Mt. Tabor
5935 SE Division St.
Portland, OR 97206
503 777-5546 see more
North Portland
3246 N. Lombard
Portland, OR 97217
(503) 285-1671 see more
Northeast Portland
5050 NE Hoyt St., #245
Portland, OR 97213
(503) 255-2291 see more
Northwest Portland
1955 NW Northrup St
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 227-2020 see more
Oregon City
1306 Division St
Oregon City, OR 97045
(503) 656-4221 see more
Southeast Portland
10819 SE Stark St,
Portland, OR 97216
(503) 255-2291 see more
Sunnyside
12050 SE Stevens Rd, Suite 100
Happy Valley, OR 97086
(503) 783-3300 see more
Tigard
15298 SW Royalty Parkway
Tigard OR 97224
(503) 227-2020 see more
Wilsonville
29250 SW Town Center Loop W
Wilsonville, OR 97070
(503) 582-0000 see more
Surgery Centers

Westside Surgery Center

13240 SW Pacific Hwy
Portland, OR 97223
(503) 639-6571 see more

EyeHealth Eastside Surgery and Laser Center

12050 SE Stevens Rd.
Happy Valley, OR 97086
(971) 206-6100 see more