Types of Implants

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  1. Foldable Monofocal lens is a bendable lens which folds up into a small roll and is inserted into the eye by a small applicator. Once the lens is placed into the eye, the lens unfolds and opens up to full size. This lens is designed to give good vision at a single distance. This lens makes objects in the distance clear. These are the most commonly used artificial lenses and are covered by your provincial health insurance (OHIP).
  2. Multifocal lens is designed to provide a range of vision. It provides clear distance vision similar to a monofocal lens and also gives good vision for up close and midrange vision. This lens is not covered by your provincial health insurance (OHIP). You must ask your doctor regarding the fee.
  3. The Acrysof of Natural IOL (Blue Lens) by Alcon is a foldable monofocal lens which filters both UV and blue light.  Researches believe that blue light may cause damage to the retinal which could potentially contribute to macular degeneration or loss of vision.  Blue light in your everyday environment includes sunlight and artificial lighting.  The lens is transparent yellow the color necessary to filter blue light.  The yellow tint does not alter the natural color of things or the quality of your vision.
  4. Choosing the lens that is right for you will depend on the way your live and the kinds of things you like to do, such as indoor and outdoor activities, driving, hobbies, sports or reading. Dr. Tayfour will discuss all of this with you to try and make sure you receive the lens that will meet the visual needs of your personal lifestyle. 
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