What is a lifestyle intraocular lens? The cataract experts at North Shore eye care in smithtown new york in long island serving patients from Riverhead to dix hills are happy to explain the difference between standard implants and premium or lifestyle implants in cataract surgery. In cataract surgery, the cloudy or defective natural lens of the eye is removed. At our eye care practice, our board certified cataract surgeons perform cataract surgery through a small incision using eye drop anesthesia and IV sedation. With our cataract technique that takes a few minutes, our patients are able to stay in their own comfortable clothes and are able to return home the very same day. There are no stitiches, no eye patch, and no needles around the eyes. We currently perform over one thousand cataract surgery procedures each year in suffolk county of long island. After the removal of the cataract, we replace the cloudy lens with a new implant. With the standard implant, patients still need glasses for reading and sometimes distance as well. With lifestyle or premium implants, we use multifocal or accommodating technology to reduce or eliminate a patient's need for glasses for far and near. These implants called tecnis multifocal, restor, and crystalens, are designed to increase depth of vision so that patients can live their lives without needing glasses in many cases. Precision of result is so important with cataract surgery and that is why North Shore eye care offers a free bladeless custom lasik enhancement if one is necessary. We also offer zero percent financing for two years on these upgraded lifestyle implants.