An intraocular lens


An IOL (intraocular lens) is inserted during cataract surgery to replace your eye's clouded natural lens. IOLs can help you see clearly.

The board-certified ophthalmologists at Deen-Gross Eye Centers can provide the right IOL for your unique goals and lifestyle.

Why is having state-of-the-art IOLs surgically placed by our skilled Merrillville, IN, area ophthalmological surgeons the clear choice?

Why Selecting the Right IOL Matters

Dramatically Improved Sight

Our respected practice, serving Hobart and Merriville, IN, can provide a carefully selected intraocular lens to replace your eye's damaged natural lens. Your newly sharp vision may make using contact lenses or glasses unnecessary. 

Personalized Solution

An in-depth exam will be performed using advanced technology to determine which type of intraocular lens works best for your eyesight. Some options can even correct the effects of astigmatism.

Will IOLs Help Me See Better?

Definitely. IOLs are an essential part of cataract surgery. These amazing medical devices provide our patients which clear, sharp vision once their cataracts have been removed. In fact, some of the intraocular lenses we offer can correct more than one refractive error simultaneously, including:


Overcurvature of the cornea or a longer eyeball can result in impaired distance vision.


Your near vision is compromised when your eyeball is shorter than normal or the cornea is less curved than it should be.


An astigmatism is caused when the cornea or lens is curved too steeply in one direction, causing blurred vision


Farsightedness due to aging is known as presbyopia. This occurs when your natural eye lens loses elasticity.

The IOL Insertion Procedure

First, your surgeon will break up and extract the cataract. An intraocular lens will then be carefully placed to restore your vision.

IOL Placement Steps


Once the cataract has been removed, the IOL will be inserted using a special tool.


The lens will be unrolled and shifted into the proper position within the lens capsule.

Do Most Patients Love Their IOLs? Yes! Check Out This Amazing Statistic:

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*According to the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

The same percentage of patients also said they would choose to have the same lens re-implanted again.

Why Live with Cloudy Vision? Schedule Your IOL Consultation Today

A grandchild's first smile. A spectacular Indiana sunset. Vision clouded by cataracts can make enjoying these precious life events extremely difficult. The board-certified ophthalmologists at Deen-Gross Eye Centers can perform your cataract surgery and IOL implantation to give you a clearer outlook on life.

With 35 years of experience and thousands of vision-improving cataract surgeries between them, Drs. David Gross and Dr. Jeffrey Nelson will perform your surgery with technical skill, compassion, and state-of-the-art techniques. Dr. Jamie Taffora, our board-certified optometrist, will expertly examine your eyes to determine if cataract surgery and IOL implants are what you need to restore your eyesight.

Interested in lifting the veil of clouds so you can view life in sharp, clear detail? Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our luxurious, modern Merrillville or Hobart locations. Just use our online form or give us a call anytime at:

(219) 769-8989

Dr. Nelson, Dr. Gross, and Dr. Taffora
Dr. Nelson, Dr. Gross, and Dr. Taffora

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Dr Gross did my cataract surgery, I highly recommend. I see better that I have for 50 years, him and his staff are excellent.

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My husband and I have had cataract surgery with him. Just the best care by all. Can't day enough great things about everyone and of course the Dr. 

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How Do I Know I'm Getting the Right IOL?

Machine to fit IOLs and contact lenses Machine to fit IOLs and contact lenses
The Dean-Gross Eye Centers' Zeiss IOLMaster 700, the most advanced machine in its field, captures high resolution calculations of your cornea. This allows for maximized optical outcomes for IOLs and contacts.

Offering IOLs Based on Your Vision Needs

Monofocal ACRYSOF® IOL

Monofocal ACRYSOF® IOL

This technologically advanced monofocal IOL allows cataract surgery patients to see more clearly at a single distance. However, monofocal IOLs can not help you see better both near and far. Patients with monofocal IOLs may still need contact lenses or glasses after surgery.

AcrySof® ReSTOR® IOL

AcrySof® ReSTOR® IOL

This innovative multifocal IOL can improve your near, intermediate, and distance vision. The benefit of multifocal IOLs is that they can eliminate the need for corrective eyewear after surgery. Multifocal IOLs can dramatically improve the vision of our cataract patients.

AcrySof® Toric IOL

AcrySof® Toric IOL

This advanced Toric IOL is specifically designed to improve astigmatism in cataract patients. Toric lOLs can significantly minimize the need for our astigmatism patients to wear corrective lenses post-surgery.

A Doctor with the "absolute highest level of professionalism."

"Dr. Gross has been my ophthalmologist since 1995 and always exhibits excellent clinical prowess and the absolute highest level of professionalism." James Lipton

What Is and Isn't Covered by Insurance?

  • Cataract surgery is generally covered by all health insurance plans.
  • Also, the cost of traditional monofocal IOL implants is fully covered. But, they are limited when compared to multifocal premium lenses. 
  • Some insurance companies do not cover multifocal ReSTOR® IOL costs because these elite, specialized intraocular lenses aren't typically viewed as a necessity for sharp, focused vision.
  • Feel free to contact us to discuss your insurance coverage.

So Are Premium IOLs Worth It?

Look at it this way - a premium IOL is an investment in your quality of life. So, ask yourself these questions:

  1. Do I need bifocals to perform simple daily activities?
  2. Am I tired of wearing eyeglasses or dealing with contact lenses?

If yes, investing in premium IOLs can free you from corrective eyewear and bring life into clear, sharp focus.

Questions about Costs or Procedures? We Are Here to Help

Before choosing which type of intraocular lens best fits your vision goals, it is important to determine if insurance coverage is available, and what out-of-pocket costs may be related to premium IOLs. Any concerns about your cataract surgery can be addressed, as well.

Our friendly doctors and staff will listen carefully to your questions during your consultation. Together, we will have an in-depth, no-pressure conversation at either our Merrillville or Hobart locations about what to expect before, during, and after surgery. 

Deen-Gross Eye Center team

Deen-Gross Eye Centers

At Deen-Gross Eye Centers in Merrillville and Hobart, IN, we provide advanced solutions in a range of specialties. Using the latest technologies and techniques, Dr. David Gross, Dr. Jeffrey Nelson, and Dr. Jamie Taffora can truly transform your vision. Our doctors are affiliated with several notable organizations, including:

  • The Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • The American Osteopathic Association
  • The American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • The Indiana State Medical Association

We are available 24/7 to treat emergencies. To get in touch with us, you can request a consultation online or call (219) 769-8989.

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"After wearing glasses my entire life, Dr. Gross corrected my eyesight to better than 20/20 vision." Richard B - St. John, IN

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