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Are you in need of cataract surgery? Are you looking to enhance your vision after undergoing the procedure?

Intraocular lenses (IOLs) can replace your eye's clouded lens to restore your vision. Premium options can minimize your need for glasses.

Our optometrists in Monterey, Salinas, and King City, CA, can use the latest IOLs to enhance your vision after cataract surgery.

We've Got the IOL You Need Contact Our Vision Center

Our team of ophthalmologists can perform cataract surgery and replace your clouded natural lens with a state-of-the-art IOL. In fact, with the right IOL, you may have better vision than ever before! Contact our Monterey practice to request your consultation.

The Three Primary Types of Intraocular Lenses

There are three main types of intraocular lenses. Each lens can correct one or multiple refractive errors and minimize your need for contacts or glasses.



Monofocal lenses correct vision at a single focus. They cannot correct both distant and near vision. For example, if you choose monofocal IOLs that provide distance focus, you will still need to wear reading glasses when using a computer or checking your phone.



Multifocal lenses provide vision correction at multiple distances. These lenses have multiple prescriptions in a single lens, so they can adapt to help you see objects near or far away. With our premium multifocal IOLs, you can experience a more seamless and clear range of vision.



Toric lenses are the only type of IOL that can help correct astigmatism. They can be either monofocal or multifocal, depending on your specific needs. During your consultation, we will explain your options to help you choose the right Toric IOL for your needs and lifestyle.

We Offer Premium Products to Provide the Best Results


Our Monterey, CA, ophthalmologists offer a wide range of intraocular lenses to help tailor the treatment to your needs and create the best results. Our premium brands optimize clarity and comfort so you can improve your quality of life. Contact Monterey County Eye Associates to request your consultation.

Patients Love Our State-of-the-Art Care

"I have received excellent care at the Monterey Bay Eye Center.  The staff is friendly and efficient.  The facility is clean and comfortable.  The equipment is up-to-date.  All my questions are answered thoroughly.  I can definitely recommend it!"

Premium IOLs

Any IOL that is not a standard monofocal lens is considered a premium IOL. Our Monterey ophthalmology practice offers a range of premium IOLs to bring your world into focus on your own terms following cataract surgery:

Vivity IOL

AcrySof® IQ Vivity™ IOL (Vivity) is a multifocal lens that allows patients to seamlessly see objects up close, at arm's length, and far away. With previous multifocal lenses, many patients could see changes between the prescription sections of the lens. The Vivity IOL uses the brand's X-WAVE™ technology, which prevents light diffraction and allows the light to hit the retina at different focal points without you noticing a transition between sections of the lenses. You can see clearly at any distance at any time after cataract surgery with this lens.

Acrysof IQ Toric IOL

Acrysof IQ Toric IOL

The Acrysof® IQ Toric lens combines the benefits of Acrysof lenses with astigmatism correction. Acrysof IOLs are created using advanced manufacturing techniques to provide comfortable and lasting results. Their lenses feature improved UV protection and blue light filtering, and now even patients with astigmatism can benefit from the brand's advanced features. 

PanOptix Trifocal IOL

PanOptix Trifocal IOL

The AcrySof® IQ PanOptix® Trifocal IOL is a multifocal lens allowing patients to see objects near and far with clarity. However, this lens is unique in that it uses ENLIGHTEN® Optical technology to enhance intermediate vision, so you can easily view a desktop computer without sacrificing near and distant vision. This technology also optimizes your ability to see during day and night, and in both dim and bright light. 

J&J TECNIS Eyhance

J&J TECNIS Eyhance

J&J TECNICS Eyehance™ is the first monofocal lens to slightly increase the depth of focus. This intraocular lens allows you to clearly see objects at a distance and enhances your ability to see at intermediate distances. Patients may still need glasses for tasks like reading and writing, but they can experience clearer vision at other ranges.



The J&J TECNICS Symfony™ is a multifocal lens that allows patients to see clearly at any distance. Unlike traditional multifocal lenses that have distinct focal points, the TECNICS Symfony lengthens the distribution of the light to increase your field of vision.

J&J TECNIS Synergy

J&J TECNIS Synergy

J&J TECNIS Synergy™ is considered the most advanced TECNIC® IOL. It is another multifocal lens that includes a wide, continuous, and increased field of vision at any distance. These lenses also allow for clear vision both day and night with first-rate image contrast. 

Let Our Eye Care Experts Restore Your Vision Contact Monterey County Eye Associates 

Our experienced team of ophthalmologists can effectively treat almost any eye problem. We offer the most advanced eye treatments and products in the area. Our practice also uses the most sophisticated eye surgery technology on the market to provide excellent and long-lasting results.

When you choose Monterey County Eye Associates, you choose a team that can handle every aspect of your cataract surgery and IOL placement with precision and care. We strive to help all our patients see clearly and to improve their quality of life.

Contact our Monterey, CA, practice today if cataracts are inhibiting your vision, or if you are interested in enhancing your ability to focus following cataract surgery. We can help you choose the best IOL to provide the results you want and need.

(831) 424-1150 

Monterey County Eye Associates

We Take Care To Ensure Your Comfort "It was amazingly easy and completely painless." 

"I had cataract surgery this week…dr. Shi and the Monterey Bay Eye Center were so well organized and efficient it was amazingly easy and completely painless…instructions were clear and well written…all staff were knowledgeable and experienced."

Placing IOLs

The first step toward clear vision is to request a consultation at Monterey County Eye Associates. When you visit our office nearest you, our doctors can assess your optical health and determine which IOL will provide the best results following surgery. Once you have made your choice and we have scheduled your surgery, here is what you can expect during the procedure:
IOLs are a permanent solution to cataracts and can offer long-term vision enhancement.
IOLs are a permanent solution to cataracts and can offer long-term vision enhancement.

Local Anesthetic

Our eye doctors will apply numbing eyedrops so you can remain comfortable throughout your procedure.

Cataract Removal

A small incision is made in the eye to access the clouded lens. Your doctor will separate your cataract into small pieces so it can be easily and safely removed. Laser technology can be incorporated during this step. During your consultation, we can explain this laser option to help you make an informed decision.

IOL Placement

Once your natural lens has been removed, your doctor will place a compressed IOL using a minimally invasive tool.

IOL Positioning

Once placed, the compressed IOL will unroll and settle into the proper position to replace your natural lens. 

We Make Cataract Surgery Safe and Comfortable

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We understand the thought of surgery can be intimidating to some patients. That is why our doctors are here to answer any questions you may have throughout your treatment. We take pride in performing surgery that is:


Experience elevates safety. Our ophthalmologists have multiple years of experience placing IOLs to help restore and enhance their patients' vision. Our offices also use state-of-the-art equipment to minimize all risks.


Our patients are our priority. We want to ensure you are comfortable and relaxed throughout your entire procedure. We place numbing eye drops so your cataract surgery can be virtually painless, and provide ample patient education so you know exactly what to expect. 

IOL Placement Recovery

The typical recovery time for cataract surgery is around eight weeks. Your doctor will give you a list of instructions to follow in order to have a safe and timely recovery, including:

Contact Us in Case of Emergency

Contact our office right away if you are experiencing any adverse symptoms, or symptoms that don't go away after several days.

Take Your Medication

Take your medication as prescribed daily.

Protect Your Eyes

Wear sunglasses when you are outside and wear protective eyewear while you sleep.

Don't Rub Your Eyes

Avoid scratching or rubbing your eyes for at least the first week following surgery.

Don't Drive Until You Are Cleared

Avoid driving for the first few days or until your doctor says it is safe to do so. 

Do you have more questions? Contact our office to request your IOL placement consultation.

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Always the best experience with Dr Rosenblum and staff. I am constantly grateful for expert care in keeping my eye care the healthiest it can be.
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The staff, assistants and doctors are always genuinely helpful and thorough.  I feel immediately at ease knowing that I am receiving the best care.

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Monterey County Eye Associates
Monterey Bay Eye Center

Our team of ophthalmologists provides state-of-the-art eye care using the latest technology. They are proud to be affiliated with: 

  • AAO: American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • ABO: American Board of Ophthalmology

To schedule an appointment at one of our four ophthalmologist office locations in Monterey, Salinas, and King City, contact us online or call (831) 424-1150.

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