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Intraocular Lenses (IOLs)

Intraocular Lenses (IOLs)

The latest in intraocular lens technology can allow for independence from glasses for distance and most near tasks. IOLs are placed in the eye at our Glendale office during a cataract operation to replace the function of the natural lens when it has become a cataract.
Below, you will find helpful descriptions of the many advanced intraocular lenses our eye care team in Glendale offers. If you have questions, or if you would like to schedule a cataract operation consultation to learn more, please contact us today.

Multifocal Lenses

Multifocal intraocular lenses can allow for a range of distances hence the term multifocality.

Tecnis Symfony IOL

The Tecnis Symfony Intraocular Lens (IOL) can be placed in the eye at our Glendale vision center during a cataract operation, allowing for an extended range of vision while maintaining distance vision. These lenses give continuous clear vision across a full range of vision resulting in an increased depth of field. These lenses work well for a large portion of the population. With both eyes being able to focus, theses lenses provide freedom from glasses for most tasks. Our Glendale area eye doctor can perform a cataract operation and place Symfony intraocular lenses in your eyes when your vision starts to become affected by cataracts.


Activefocus is new multifocal IOL that has recently been approved by the FDA. It has been designed with improved distance vision and has an enhanced range of vision. It has a toric version that can compensate for astigmatism correction thereby optimizing the visual potential of the eye.

Toric IOLs

TORIC lenses correct astigmatism without which the eye cannot focus to a point.
Astigmatism is an imperfection curvature of the front surface of the eye which is your cornea. The TORIC lens implant is an especially designed lens that is customized to correct astigmatism, as well as nearsightedness or farsightedness. If you have astigmatism, then this needs to be corrected to give you clear vision without glasses. A TORIC lens is the best option to correct visually significant astigmatism.
The presbyopia correcting lenses also come in TORIC versions.

ORA System

In order to refine the targeted power of the eye, SoCal vision uses the ORA system during cataract surgery to improve outcomes of implanted intraocular lenses (IOLs). Real-time measurements of the power of the eye are taken during surgery which help refine the surgical plan. This technology is used to achieve better refractive outcomes for our patients.
ORA system is especially helpful when an eye has had previous refractive surgery such as LASIK or PRK. Lasik changes the shape of the cornea. The ORA system has the ability to measure the front and back power of cornea in real-time. Thus these eyes have better refractive outcomes with the aid of the ORA.
The ORA system is also a great tool for patients needing astigmatism correcting IOLs as the ORA can measure the axis of astigmatism and helps guide the proper alignment of these lenses for better overall outcomes.

Contact Socal Vision Center

Please click here or call our Glendale office at 818-409-1777 with any questions you have about cataract operations, or to schedule a Symfony intraocular lens consultation with our eye surgeon.