1.Monofocal IOLs: Monofocal IOLs are the most common type of intraocular lens. They have a single focus point, typically set for distance vision. Patients who choose monofocal IOLs often still need glasses for reading or close-up tasks.
2.Multifocal IOLs: Multifocal IOLs have multiple focal points, allowing patients to see clearly at various distances. This type of IOL can reduce the need for glasses for both distance and near vision, making them a popular choice for patients who want to reduce their reliance on glasses.
3.Accommodating IOLs: Accommodating IOLs are designed to mimic the eye's natural ability to change focus. They can provide clear vision at different distances without relying on multifocal optics. These lenses are intended to reduce the need for glasses for various tasks.
4.Toric IOLs: Toric IOLs are specially designed for patients with astigmatism, a common refractive error caused by an irregularly shaped cornea or lens. These IOLs can correct astigmatism, improving both distance and near vision, but patients may still need reading glasses.
5.Extended Depth of Focus (EDOF) IOLs: EDOF IOLs provide an extended range of clear vision, reducing the need for glasses for both distance and intermediate vision. They are a newer option designed to offer better visual quality than traditional multifocal IOLs.
6.Trifocal IOLs: Trifocal IOLs are similar to multifocal IOLs but provide three focal points for clear vision: distance, intermediate, and near. This type of IOL aims to minimize the need for glasses across a wider range of tasks.