There are a wide range of replacement lenses available to cataract patients, each offering different advantages for your post-surgery vision. The most effective lens depends on each patients individual preferences and goals for their vision.
Should I consider ReSTOR®, Tecnis Multifocal® or Crystalens® Multifocal Lenses?
Are you struggling to read or see close objects? Are you having difficulty with glare while driving? Do you have blurred distance vision? Then ReStor®, Tecnis Multifocal® or Crystalens® lenses may be right for you.
Most people with cataracts and otherwise healthy eyes can benefit from Multifocal Lenses. Multifocal lenses can also be used to correct refractive errors in patients who have not yet developed significant cataracts. You may also be able to have Multifocal Lenses even if you’ve had prior refractive surgery.
In the past, cataract lenses were only able to correct distance vision, often leaving patients with the need for reading glasses. Multifocal IOLs offer patients freedom from glasses after cataract surgery by improving vision at all distances and at any time of day. These lenses can quickly change focus to accommodate your vision needs. Up to 80 percent of patients do not need to rely on glasses with multifocal IOLs.
More about Symfony Toric Interocular Lenses
In August 2016 Dr. Pinke became the first person in Connecticut to implant the Symfony Toric multifocal IOL from Technis, now Johnson and Johnson. This new lens implant solves a problem that was previously unavailable to patients with astigmatism. Now, for the first time we can offer multi-focal technology to patients with astigmatism. We can now correct distance and near vision for virtually every patient with cataracts, whether the patient is near sighted, far sighted or has astigmatism. What’s more, this lens offers an extend range of intermediate/near vision and is excellent for tasks such as computer work, smart phone viewing and general near vision tasks. In addition to the Symfony Toric multifocal IOL, Alcon surgical’s RESTOR IOL is now available for correction of all of these visual tasks as well. Combining this technology with laser assisted cataract surgery adds an even greater level of precision to cataract surgery.
Accommodative IOLs offer a full range of restored vision for cataract patients. Many people experience a loss of near vision with age and often need to rely on glasses after cataract surgery. Accommodative IOLs such as Crystalens® replace the natural eyes natural lens and mimics its accommodation capabilities, allowing you to see clearly across a wide range of distances.
Toric IOLs are specifically designed for patients with astigmatism. In the past, patients with astigmatism would need eyeglasses or contact lenses even after cataract surgery in order to correct the problem. Toric IOLs such as AcrySof Toric corrects cataracts and astigmatism with just one lens, providing a more convenient and affordable solution to your vision needs.