A premium intraocular lens implant (IOL) is an artificial lens that is implanted during cataract surgery. Today’s advanced technology provides many options for optimal vision correction. Traditional IOLs remain the standard in cataract surgery. They are effective at restoring functional distance vision; however, glasses are still neccessary to correct near vision. Premium IOLs selections provide choices to fit your lifestyle and vision needs, these include multifocal and Astigmatism-correcting lenses. These lenses allow patients to read, drive, work on the computer, and enjoy many activities with increased freedom from glasses. However, some paients experience moderate glare and halos around lights and have difficulty seeing in low light conditions.
The ReSTOR lenses allow patients to see from near to far and everywhere in-between using an optical technology called “apodization”. This technology has been used in microscopes and telescopes for years. Most ReSTOR patients find they can read a book, work on a computer, drive a car, and play tennis with freedom from glasses. More information about ReSTOR lenses can be found at www.acrysofrestor.com
Crystalens also allow patients see from near to far and every where in-between. This lens is “accomodative” , it works with the muscles in your eye to move the lens which allows you to focus on what you want to see, much like your natural lens did. To provide distance vision, the lens rests back in the eye; for intermediate, the lenses gently flex forward, and for near vision, the lenses flex even farther forward. This movement allows for continuous range of vision. More information about Crystalens can be found at www.crystalens.com
AcrySof® IQ Toric IOL
The eye is shaped like a basketball, but some patients’ eyes are shaped like a football, this is called an “astigmatism”. Patients with this condition can still receive a premium lens, called a Toric IOL. The AcrySof IQ Toric IOL is similar to a standard lens providing quality distance vision, however glasses are usually necessary for near vision tasks such as reading.
These lens provide a continuous range of clear vision at far and intermediate distances while improving your near vision, however glasses may be necessary for near vision tasks such as reading. More information about Symfony lens can be found at http:// www.tecnisiol.eu/tecnis-symfony-iol.htm