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Are you curious about how your vision is restored after cataract surgery?

IOLs are the answer to clearer sight after cataract surgery, and can even reduce your need for contacts or glasses. 

Cornea Associates of Texas offers several IOL options at our Dallas, Fort Worth, and Plano, TX, offices to tailor treatment to your needs.

What Are IOLs?

Our ophthalmologists place intraocular lenses (IOLs) into the eye during cataract surgery to replace the natural lens. IOLs are a time-tested treatment: the first IOL was implanted in 1949 by ophthalmologist Sir Harold Ridley. Modern IOLs use advanced materials like acrylics, collagen polymer, and silicone because they are biologically compatible with your eye and offer lifetime durability.

Why Are IOLs Placed?

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Cataract Surgery

Because the removal of a cataract is, by definition, the removal of the natural lens in your eye, all of our cataract surgery patients receive intraocular lens implants at the time of their surgery. Without an intraocular lens implant, most patients would need extremely thick corrective lenses following cataract surgery. Luckily, the traditional intraocular lens implant offers restored vision in place of your cloudy cataract lens.

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Refractive Lens Exchange

IOLs aren't limited to patients with cataracts: our ophthalmologists offer refractive lens exchange using EVO ICL™ to permanently correct nearsightedness and astigmatism. Implantable collamer lenses (ICLs) are a special type of IOL that augment your natural lens to correct refractive errors. They offer permanent vision correction to many patients who are not eligible for LASIK or PRK surgery, such as patients with dry eye or extreme prescriptions.

Take a Closer Look  at the IOL Placement Process

During cataract surgery, the ophthalmologists at our Dallas, Fort Worth, and Plano offices remove the clouded natural lens from the eye and replace it with an IOL to improve or restore the patient's vision. The procedure typically takes less than an hour. 

Our IOL Options for Cataract Patients We Offer Advanced Treatment Tailored to Your Needs

Monofocal IOLs

Traditional single-focus IOLs address either nearsightedness or farsightedness, meaning they require the ongoing use of prescription glasses to achieve clear vision at both distances. If you only struggle with seeing far away or up close, a monofocal IOL may be right for you.

Ask About Monofocal IOLs

Multifocal IOLs

These advanced artificial lenses can correct vision at two to three distances simultaneously, reducing or even eliminating your need for glasses. These lenses are considered "premium" and may not be fully covered by insurance. 

Discover Multifocal IOLs

Toric IOLs

Even after cataract surgery, astigmatism can cause vision distortion. Our state-of-the-art toric IOLs are designed to rectify astigmatism, providing clear vision for up-close and distant objects. They also reduce glare and halos. 

Explore Toric IOLs

Does Insurance Cover IOLs?

The coverage you'll receive from your insurance provider depends on the type of IOL lens you choose for your eyes. Monofocal IOLs are typically fully covered by insurance. However, multifocal and toric IOLS may have additional out-of-pocket fees. We can help you make an informed decision about what IOL suits your needs and budget, and set up a financing plan if you cannot pay the entire treatment cost up-front. 

"I will recommend to everyone" Patients Across Dallas, TX, and Beyond Thank Our Team


Kevin Dugger

Dallas, TX


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I have been very pleased with every aspect of my experience. Everyone at the office at all levels. I will recommend to everyone who is looking for eye surgery. He's the best!

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Jeannette Goodman

Fort Worth, TX


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I have had a wonderful experience with Dr. Nettune and the staff at Cornea Associates of Texas. I definitely trust them with the care of my eyesight. 

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Cornea Associates of Texas

Cornea Associates of Texas provides superior eye care from offices in Plano, Fort Worth, and Dallas, TX. Our doctors perform many surgical procedures, including LASIK surgery, PRK surgery, EVO ICL and cataract surgery. Our doctors are affiliated with several prestigious organizations, including:

  • The American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • The American Medical Association
  • The American Board of Ophthalmology
  • The International Society of Refractive Surgery

To schedule a consultation with our team, please fill out our online form or call (214) 692-0146.

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