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How Do IOLs Work?

If you are considering cataract surgery, then your ophthalmologist may recommend that you consider eye surgery in Chicago to get intraocular implants. Watch this video to learn about how this type of vision correction works.

Sometimes referred to as an intraocular lens or IOL, an intraocular implant works like your eye’s natural lens by focusing the light that penetrates the cornea and pupil to help you see. The IOL focuses light onto your retina at the back of the eye, and the retina then transforms the light into signals that travel through the optic nerve to the brain, where they are rendered into the images that you see. In this way, IOLs can improve a range of vision problems.

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Hours of Operation

Office hours at Gerstein Eye Institute are by appointment only and may change week-to-week based on the surgeons schedule. However, in general, our hours are as follows:

  • Monday: 8 AM - 4 PM
  • Tuesday: 8 AM - 4 PM
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: 8 AM - 4 PM
  • Friday: 8 AM - 3 PM
  • Saturday: 8 AM - 12 PM

The office closes daily from 12-1pm