Advanced Technology Lenses

Experience crystal clear and wide-range vision. Intraocular lenses are a permanent solution to cataracts and astigmatism.

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What are Intraocular Lenses (IOLs)?

Intraocular lenses are the standard, permanent lenses placed in the eye following cataract removal or Clear Lens Exchange. Much like the lens of a camera, IOLs are what focuses your vision and delivers a clear, sharp image.

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What is the difference between standard and Advanced Technology Lenses?

Premium, or Advanced Technology, IOLs are a type of intraocular lens used not only to replace the eyes lens following cataract removal but also to correct astigmatisms and near- and farsightedness, specifically. While standard IOLs improve vision, reading glasses or contact lenses will be needed down the line. With premium IOLs, patients greatly reduce dependency on reading glasses or contact lenses and experience a lifetime of clear vision.

Are Advanced Technology Lenses right for me?

  • Are you nearsighted, farsighted, or do you have an astigmatism?
  • Do you want to greatly reduce dependency on reading glasses or contact lenses?

If you answer “Yes” to any of these questions, you may be a candidate for intraocular lenses. Schedule an eye appointment to discuss these symptoms HERE.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there multiple types of intraocular lenses?

Yes! There are types of IOLs available for patients seeking this treatment option. Each IOL type corrects vision in a unique manner, targeting certain pre-existing eye conditions and vision capabilities. Katzen Eye group offers the following:

  • Monofocal IOL: Assists patients in distance activities and helps lessen the dependent on glasses.
  • Advanced Technology IOLs (AT IOLs): Offers variable distance viewing with greater possibility that glasses or contacts will not be needed.
  • Extended Range of Vision IOL: Provides less dependence at all distances and offer greater freedom from eyewear than traditional monofocal IOLs.
  • Toric (or Astigmatic) IOLs: Reduces or eliminates corneal astigmatism while greatly improving distance vision in patients.
  • Accommodating (Crystalens) IOL: Corrects vision by changing focus as the patient views objects at varying distances.

How long does the initial consultation take?

About 2 hours, including the diagnostic procedures.

Can both of my eyes be treated with IOLs during one procedure?

Ophthalmologists will only treat one eye at a time. An average time between surgeries is usually two weeks, but that may depend upon the individual patient and doctor.

How long does surgery take?

Typically, cataract surgery will take approximately 10 minutes. You should experience no pain before, during, or after your surgery.

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Our locations

1209 York Road,
Lutherville, MD, 21093
Monday: 8:00am-4:30pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:00am-5:00pm
Friday: 8:00am-4:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-1:30pm

301 St Paul Pl
Baltimore, MD 21202
Mon-Fri: 8am-4pm

Ridge Road Professional Center
7106 Ridge Road
Rosedale, MD 21237
(410) 866-2022
Monday-Wednesday: 8:00am-4:30pm
Thursday: 8:00am-5:00pm
Friday: 8:00am-4:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-1:30pm

3401 Box Hill Corporate Center Drive
Suite 202
Abingdon, MD 21009
Mon: 8am-4pm
Tue: 8am-5pm
Wed: 8am-6:30pm
Thu: 8am-5:30pm
Fri: 8am-4pm
Sat: 9am-1:30pm (2nd & 4th Saturdays)

111 Mt Carmel Rd #600
Parkton, MD 21120
Mon: 9am-6pm
Tues-Thurs: 9am-5pm
Fri: 9am-4:30pm
Sat: 8am-1pm (Open 2 Saturdays a month.)

310 Main Street
Reisterstown, MD 21136
Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday: : 8:00am - 6:30pm

Sat: (Every other week) 8:00am-1:00pm

21 Crossroads Drive
Suite 425
Owings Mills, MD 21117
Tues & Thur: 8 am-5 pm
Fri: 7:30 am-4 pm
(closed the 3rd Friday of the month)

901 Dulaney Valley Road
Suite 200
Towson, MD 21204
Mon-Fri: 8am-4pm