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Westchester County - Peekskill, Scarsdale, Rye, White Plains - IOLs Specialist
Dr. Jay Lippman

Cataract Surgery and IOLs
Dr. Lippman is proud to offer his patients the advanced “no stitch — no needle” cataract surgery in conjunction with implantation of sophisticated intraocular lenses (IOLs). This combination of procedures offers his Westchester County cataracts patients a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to greatly improve their vision and achieve freedom from glasses.

Dr. Lippman performs more than 800 cataract surgeries per year, and he and his team members are experts in the latest cataract surgery evaluation techniques and intraocular lens (IOLs) measurements. Dr. Lippman offers a variety of lens implants, including all “premium IOLs” currently on the market. The purpose of this page is to provide patients with an overview of the various IOLs types, as well as a comparison of their advantages, disadvantages and costs. While patients are welcome to peruse this information and educate themselves about their options, please note that only a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Lippman will allow you to determine which IOLs are the best for you.

Premium IOLs Options
About one-third of patients who undergo cataract surgery in Westchester County choose to receive one of the premium lens implants described on this page. If you are interested in receiving these IOLs, Dr. Lippman’s assistants will be happy to talk to you about affordable payment options.

Dr. Lippman offers four types of implantable intraocular lenses: monofocal lenses, multifocal lenses, accommodating lenses and astigmatism-correcting Toric lenses.

  • Monofocal IOLs. These lenses work best at one distance. In most cases, monofocal IOLs are implanted to provide the patient with good distance vision; however, the patient still requires eyeglasses to see up close. Everyday tasks that most often require glasses include reading, sewing, working on the computer and seeing prices in a store. The advantage of receiving basic monofocal IOLs is that they are often completely paid for by Medicare and most insurance companies.
  • Multifocal IOLs. As the name suggests, these lenses provide good vision at various distances. Dr. Lippman specializes in implanting a range of multifocal IOLs. Multifocal IOLs can provide clear vision in distance, up-close and in-between. In addition, many cataracts patients who choose to receive these implants do not require glasses after their treatment.
  • Accommodating IOLs. These IOLs are modeled after the human eye, which uses a set of muscles to accommodate the lens for viewing objects at various distances. Currently, the FDA has approved one type of accommodation IOLs — Crystalens. This type of IOLs is an exciting advancement in intraocular technology as it allows Dr. Lippman to correct not only myopia and hyperopia, but also presbyopia. The latter condition affects people over 40, causing blurred vision at all distances.
  • Astigmatism-Correcting IOLs. Dr. Lippman is one of the few eye surgeons who offer the advanced astigmatism-correcting Toric IOLs. These IOLs received FDA approval in September 2005 and have since improved the vision of thousands of patients suffering from both cataracts and astigmatism. Toric IOLs are the only IOLs on the market that can correct significant astigmatism and eliminate a patient’s dependence on glasses.

Please use our contact page to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Lippman and learn more about your IOLs options. In addition, he can provide expert advice for potential Westchester County, including Peekskill, New Rochelle and White Plains LASIK, cataract surgery, glaucoma therapy, PRK and other procedures patients.


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