Vision Simulator

Selecting the correct intraocular lens (IOL) is one of the most important decisions in refractive lens exchange and cataract surgery. Different IOLs are available today to accommodate the specific needs of each individual. Our surgeons use a range of premium IOLs to provide you with the best option for your lifestyle and visual requirements. We will not only take into account the overall health of your eye, but also your individual needs and personal preferences to help select the IOL that is best for you.

Our simulator below provides a visual experience of each IOL category. Your surgeon will discuss each option with you and guide you through the decision making to ensure that you are confident of your decision, and most importantly, happy with the outcome of surgery.

Single vision IOL

  • Clear vision at one focal point – usually distance
  • Glasses are needed for near and intermediate vision

Single vision IOL for monovision

  • Single vision IOLs of different powers can be implanted in each eye so that one eye (typically the dominant eye) is corrected for distance vision and the other eye for near vision. This is known as monovision, and it helps to increase your spread of focus and reduce your dependence on glasses.

Enhanced Depth of Focus (EDOF) IOL

  • Clear distance to intermediate vision
  • Glasses are needed for near vision
  • EDOF lenses extend the focal point of light to provide clear daytime vision across a range of distances, which can create haloes and glare around lights at night. These visual effects are less noticeable than with a multifocal IOL and are usually well tolerated.

Multifocal IOL

  • Clear distance to near vision
  • Glasses are not required for near vision
  • Multifocal lenses create multiple focal points to provide a full range of continuous, high quality vision during the daytime.  This causes haloes, glare and starbursts at night which typically improve with time as the brain adjusts.