Intraocular Lens Selection

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Cataracts are one of the leading eye disorders affecting the elderly in Singapore today. Left untreated, this results in vision loss, even blindness.

The solution comes in the form of cataract surgery, which removes the cloudy natural lens with a new, artificial one known as an intraocular lens (IOL).

At Lumin Eye Specialists, our team of cataract surgeons are skilled in the management of cataracts. We offer end-to-end services for cataract management, including screening, IOL selection, cataract surgery, and post-surgical care.

Intraocular Lens Selection

The main types of intraocular lens (IOL) implants:

  • Monofocal Lens - This form of IOL provides a single-focusing distance (near, intermediate or distant focus). Most patients choose this lens for distance vision, and subsequently use reading glasses for near-vision activities.
  • Trifocal Lens - This type of IOL features corrective zones that allow allows for clear near, intermediate and distance vision.
  • Extended Depth of Focus (EDOF) Lens - This type of IOL features new lens technology that provides an elongated focal point to enhance range of vision giving clear intermediate and distance vision.
  • Toric Lens - This is a type of lens that is specifically designed to correct astigmatism. This astigmatism reducing technology can be found in monofocal, trifocal and EDOF lenses.

To determine which intraocular lens (IOL) is suitable, we also perform specialised diagnostic tests such as:

  • Refraction/Autorefraction/Autokeratometry Tests
  • Tear Film Assessment
  • Biometry
  • Wavefront Aberrometry Analysis
  • Retinal Imaging (e.g. OCT)

There isn’t a perfect lens suitable for everyone. At Lumin Eye Specialists, your surgeon will review the investigations and match the lens that best suits your visual and lifestyle requirements.