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 you, like light adjustable lenses (LALs) or toric IOLs.

See why state-of-the-art IOLs from by our skilled Merrillville and Hobart, IN, ophthalmological surgeons remain the clear choice.

Will IOLs Help Me See Better?

Definitely. The board-certified ophthalmologists at Deen-Gross Eye Centers in Merrillville and Hobart use IOLs to restore our patients' vision. These amazing medical devices provide clear, sharp sight after cataract removal. Some of the intraocular lenses we offer can correct more than one refractive error simultaneously, including:

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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.


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

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

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

97% of patients who received intraocular lenses were satisfied with their outcomes

*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.

Glowing Reviews From Thankful Patients "I had the best experience I could have imagined."


Barb Grogans

Hobart, IN


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I had to get surgery on both of my eyes, and I'm amazed at how good I can see. I was very nervous about the surgery and Dr. Gross and his staff were so kind and concerned. I had the best experience I could have imagined.

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L Hall

Merrillville, IN


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Successful and impressive cataract surgery by Dr. David Gross. Have been a patient of Dr. Gross for over 18 years. He and his staff were very helpful in preparing me for surgeries and after care. Office and tech staff have always been professional and helpful. Would highly recommend Dr. David Gross for all your ophthalmology needs, Dr. Taffora for your contact lens (always a great experience). Thank you one and all! Continued success in all your do!

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Why Live With Cloudy Vision? Schedule Your IOL Consultation Today

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 Hobart or Merrillville ophthalmology offices. 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

Offering IOLs Based on Your Vision Needs

We proudly offer Alcon's line of Clareon® IOLs for our Merrillville and Hobart patients.
Clareon Monofocal IOL

Clareon Monofocal IOL

Our premier line of intraocular lenses begins with the Clareon® Monofocal. It pairs the well-known specifications of the AcrySof IOL with newly-updated materials. This IOL features advanced technology like improved UV protection and blue light filtering. Using a monofocal lens, it offers clear vision at a single distance for results that are closest to seeing with natural lenses.

Clareon Vivity IOL

Clareon Vivity IOL

This innovative multifocal IOL allows patients to see both near and far objects while providing a more uniform visual field, like that of monofocal lenses. With Clareon® Vivity® lenses, patients experience a more seamless transition when focusing on objects at different distances.

Clareon® Toric IOL

Clareon Toric IOL

We offer Clareon® Toric IOLs so patients with astigmatism can enjoy the same advances and benefits of other Clareon IOLs. You can also opt for toric versions of your preferred IOLs like the Vivity lens so you can enjoy a more natural visual field while improving your overall sight. 

We Work With You to Select the Right Type of IOL

Our practice has placed over 30,000 IOLs for thankful patients. The secret to our high level of customer satisfaction? We can personalize a variety of options, and we continue to optimize your care with advances in safety and technology. By working with us to find the right IOL for your needs, you can enjoy benefits like:

Dramatically Improved Sight

Our respected practice serving Hobart and Merrillville, 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 Solutions

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.

Convenient Adjustability

When you opt for a LAL, you're investing in your long-term results. Our eye doctors will work with you after your surgery to safely modify your lenses for the most precise sight possible.

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

Zeiss IOLMaster 700
The Dean-Gross Eye Centers' Zeiss IOLMaster 700, the most advanced machine in its field, captures high resolution calculations of your cornea at our Merrillville office. This allows for maximized optical outcomes for IOLs and contacts.

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Dr. Gross and the other doctors at our Hobart and Merrillville offices use their advanced technology and training to find the right lens for you. Accuracy the first time around is our goal with every procedure we do, including IOL placement. During a consultation with one of our experienced doctors, we can help you find the IOL that will restore your vision and meet your goals after cataract surgery. Call us for a consultation at one of our Indiana offices and start seeing more clearly:

(219) 769-8989

More Five-Star Reviews From Merrillville Patients 


Jill Davids

Merrillville, IN


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Dr Gross is a talented doctor and surgeon. I’ve trusted his care for 20 years.

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Keith Cunningham

Merrillville, IN


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Dr. David Gross is a very great ophthalmologist. He did a great job on my cataract surgery. I would definitely recommend him..

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IOL Placement Steps

IOLs are the only permanent solution to vision loss caused by cataracts.
IOLs are the only permanent solution to vision loss caused by cataracts.


We'll start with determining your candidacy for the procedure and discuss which IOL options match your desired goals.


Before starting the procedure, we'll provide numbing eye drops for a more comfortable and relaxing experience.

Cataract Removal 

A small incision is made to gain access to the cataract. Our doctors will separate the clouded lens into pieces and extract it.  


Once the cataract has been removed, we insert the IOL using a minimally invasive tool that transfers a compressed version of the lens to your eye. 


The compressed intraocular lens will unroll and shift into the proper position to replace your natural lens. 

Lens Adjustments

If you've opted for a LAL, you'll need to come back for adjustments using a simple UV light. Once the process is complete, you can enjoy your vibrant new vision.
"Dr. Nelson has been kind, respectful, and patient. He is understanding and works with my husband's limitations. Before cataract surgery, my husband said everything was just black and he can now see things clearly again!! Thank you, Dr. Nelson, for being so wonderful! Also thank you to the ladies that bring us back to a room to get checked in! They have always been very friendly and kind to my husband as well! Will definitely be recommending this place to family and friends!" Amber Razo

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.

The friendly doctors and staff at Deen-Gross Eye Centers will listen carefully to your questions during your consultation. We can address concerns about the procedure and your candidacy as well.

Contact us today for more information about IOL placement. You can also ask a question directly by calling our Merrillville or Hobart locations at: 

(219) 769-8989

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Our friendly staff at Merrillville and Hobart can explain our cataract and IOL procedures in a no-pressure environment. At Deen-Gross Eye Centers, we will only recommend IOLs if they align with your visual needs and goals.

What Is and Isn't Covered by Insurance?

  • Cataract surgery is generally covered by all health insurance plans since it's often a medical necessity.
  • The cost of traditional monofocal IOLs can be fully covered in many instances. 
  • Even though premium multifocal IOLs can greatly improve your quality of life, some insurance companies may not cover the cost of premium IOLs because they don't consider multifocal IOLs a necessity. 

Before choosing a type of intraocular lens, it is important to determine potential insurance coverage and the out-of-pocket costs related to premium IOLs. Feel free to contact us to discuss your insurance coverage.

An Investment in Your Quality of Life Are Premium IOLs Worth It?

IOL patient seeing clearly while golfing

A premium IOL has the potential to greatly improve your quality of life, but whether it's worth the price depends on your vision goals. 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?

IOLs are best viewed as an investment in your quality of life. If you answered yes to either of the above questions, premium IOLs can be a worthwhile investment that brings your life into clear focus. 

Frequently Asked Questions  About IOLs

Is IOL placement painful?

Not at all. We can make the IOL placement process pain-free thanks to numbing eye drops. You may feel the sensation of pressure during the surgery, but overall, it's a virtually painless process.

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Are there any side effects from IOL surgery?

Side effects can occur after IOL placement, but they are usually harmless and go away shortly after your procedure. Side effects may include temporary blurry vision, light sensitivity, dry eyes, and other symptoms that cause minor discomfort. These symptoms should improve day to day, and do not require medical attention unless the side effects worsen or don't subside. 

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Can the IOL get dislocated?

IOL dislocation is rare, and your chances of it happening are significantly reduced when working with an experienced ophthalmologist like Dr. Gross. IOL dislocation doesn't cause pain, but care should be taken to correct the dislocation immediately to avoid further problems, like retinal detachment and intraocular inflammation.

Know the Symptoms of IOL Dislocation

What affects the cost of IOLs?

The cost of IOLs can vary based on several factors, including the type of lens, the experience of the surgeon placing the lens, medical insurance coverage, and more. However, many find that the benefits of seeing clearly without glasses after cataract surgery make the cost of care worth it. 

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Patients Love Our Merrillville and Hobart Offices


Jantonio S.

Hobart, IN


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It gave me a new lease on life after my cataract surgery

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Samantha Chandler

Merrillville, IN


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Dr. Gross is an excellent Dr. And cares about each of his patients. Staff is really good too.

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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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