About Cataract Lens Options
Around two million people require cataract surgery each year. Depending on your needs, we offer laser-assisted cataract surgery or traditional cataract surgery. No matter which one you choose, both aim to remove a cloudy lens and replace it with an artificial lens or an intraocular lens (IOL). This specialized lens acts as your natural lens, and often, we can improve your vision with premium IOL options. For patients in San Antonio, TX, Dr. Kristin Held offers different options to match lifestyle preferences and prescription needs. If you think you have cataracts or you are due for an eye exam, please call our team to learn more about IOLs and how they can help address your vision needs and improve your ocular health.
"I highly recommend Dr. Held. Her conscientious and careful approach to her patients is followed by excellent skills and follow up. I highly respect Dr. Held I all respects and stress that she is an amazing woman. "- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Apr 26, 2019
"Dr. Kristin Held is an excellent doctor and I have no reservation about giving her a very high recommendation. After injuring an eye, and all of the anxiety that goes with that, she put my mind at ease and put in motion the plan for full recuperation. She is thurough, has a very personable demeanor. Her staff is completely professional and on time.. Great parking."- R.E. / Google / Mar 02, 2019
"Justawese - Dr Held is a combination of care, skill and integrity. She performed surgery on me and three of my friends and soon my wife. We all agree that We wish all Drs were like Dr Held"- Anonymous / Vitals / Dec 22, 2018
"Five Stars - Dr. Held is the doctor you want to go see for Ophthalmologist. She is excellent and spends a huge amount of time with you. Very different from other doctors!"- Anonymous / Vitals / May 05, 2017
"Dr. Held is an outstanding ophthalmologist! There is no other doctor like her in San Antonio!! She spends so much time with you and always goes beyond any other doctor I have seen. She is compassion, loyal to her oath, and is a true example of what a doctor should be. The wait time is worth it. So what that she is out of network....Most excellent doctors are!! This allows the government to stay out of medical health care. "- V. / Healthgrades / May 05, 2017
Types of intraocular lenses (IOLs)
Known as artificial lenses, Dr. Held implants intraocular lenses (IOLs) into your eyes after removing a cataract with laser or traditional cataract surgery. Often, patients can achieve better vision and may not need to wear contacts or glasses after the surgery. However, Dr. Held will provide full details at your consultation and answer any questions you may have during your visit. At Eye Surgeon Direct, we proudly provide several durable options, including:
- Monofocal IOLs: Enable patients to see things at a distance
- Multifocal IOLs: Help men and women see things up close, middle distances, and far distances
- Toric IOLs: Enhance seeing things at a distance for patients with a severe astigmatism
Cataract surgery: IOL Options
At Eye Surgeon Direct in San Antonio, TX, Dr. Kristin Held strives to provide patient-centered care that she tailors to your eye health needs. With a focus on patient-doctor relationships, Dr. Held can help you learn about your options in a friendly and knowledgeable manner. You’ll always feel spoken to and not down to or brushed off. With various premium artificial lenses to choose from, you can live more comfortably with clear vision and reduced dependence on glasses and contacts. Please schedule an appointment to learn more about your advanced technology IOL options.