Correcting for a full range of vision
Previous lens replacement technologies provided only one improved focal point, distance, leaving people dependent on readers or bifocals after cataract surgery. Furthermore, in the past, those who were not yet cataract surgery candidates had no good alternatives to readers, bifocals, or trifocals. Recent advances in lens technology now make it possible to improve vision at all ranges, near through distance, with increased freedom from glasses or contact lenses. Our doctors are proud to offer the most advanced multifocal and accommodating IOLs to give our patients the best possible vision.
Lens Implant Types
During your visit, our doctors will consider all aspects of your eye health, as well as your lifestyle, personality, and expectations. For example, how much reading or computer work do you do? And what do you hope to achieve? From what they learn, our doctors will discuss all of your options and recommend the IOL that is best for you.
Advanced cataract lens implants restore fuller-range vision after cataract surgery. Lenses such as ReSTOR, Crystalens and Tecnis can deliver clear vision – near through far – without glasses. And Toric lens implants correct astigmatism and sharpen distance vision, freeing you to spend more of your day without glasses.
The Tecnis lens is a multifocal lens proven to provide excellent vision at all distances, under all lighting conditions – day and night. For example, if you play golf, you may be able to see where your drive lands, sink your putt, and write down the score without wearing glasses!
Nine out of ten patients enjoy freedom from glasses after receiving the Tecnis multifocal lens.
Tecnis® IOL Candidates
The Tecnis lens is ideal for those who experience one or more of these symptoms:
- Difficulty reading
- Difficulty seeing objects up close
- Difficulty with driving, especially at night
- Need for bifocals
- Frequent changes in their eyeglass prescription
The ReSTOR lens is an advanced multifocal IOL that corrects both distance and near vision. The ReSTOR IOL is designed to provide excellent reading vision and a high level of glasses independence.
In a clinical trial, four out of five ReSTOR patients reported never wearing glasses following their procedure.
Anyone who desires multifocal vision without having to use reading glasses or contact lenses may be a candidate for a ReSTOR lens. Although this lens was originally designed for patients with cataracts, it is not a requirement to qualify for ReSTOR. Those with chronic infections, uncontrolled diabetes or other health issues may need to wait until these conditions are under control before undergoing eye surgery.
Crystalens is the first and only naturally focusing, or accommodating, vision-correction lens implant. This lens is designed with “hinges” that work with your eyes’ muscles, allowing the lens to shift focus, providing the eye a continuous range of focus.
In clinical trials, Crystalens patients had excellent distance and intermediate vision (24” to 32”) without glasses.