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If you are considering cataract surgery today, then you probably want to consider different options that can help reduce or eliminate your need for glasses. There has been an explosion of new research, and new intraocular lens implants that have different abilities. The technology is aimed at restoring reading vision to the same level you enjoyed when you were twenty years old. While the technology is very good, there is still room for improvement. Below, you will find a brief summary of the premium lenses offered.
Know what you are up against – Your ability to read deteriorates at the age of 45. This is due to a decrease in the ability to “flex”. Some individuals who are mildly nearsighted can lift their glasses and read, but that is not true “flexing” of the lens. Why is this important? If you have cataract surgery, you lose the ability to flex your lens; the standard lens implants will not give you the ability to see at a distance and close up without glasses.
Lenses That Give You Great Distance and Near Vision:
- Tecnis Symfony Multifocal Lens – This lens has several focus points, allowing you to have good distance and near vision. The technology is very good, but not perfect. It sometimes does not help with intermediate distances well. You may need glasses for the computer in order to see well, and these lenses can have symptoms of a glare.
- Panoptix Trifocal – This lens is the first trifocal lens that provides a broader range of vision without glasses than other multifocal lenses. It is designed to provide distance, intermediate (computer), and near (reading vision).
- Vivity Multifocal – This lens provides protection against the sun’s damaging UV rays and filters harmful blue light rays from digital devices. One of the disadvantages of other multifocal lenses is that patients often complain about visual disturbances. These include halos, starbursts, and glare after having cataract surgery.
- Tecnis Synergy – This lens works by bending light rays to allow them to focus on the back surface of the eye, or retina. These lenses are multifocal, that can focus light from objects at multiple distances such as far away, intermediate distances, and close.
- RXSIGHT Light Adjustable Lens (LAL) – This lens allows you to customize your vision after your cataract surgery. You will have the unique ability to adjust and preview your vision based on your personal desires and lifestyle requirements.
Lenses That Give You Great Distance Vision Without Glasses:
Toric Lens – This lens is for you if you do not mind wearing reading glasses, but want great distance vision. This lens is for individuals with astigmatism, a common condition that can cause blurry vision, and is usually corrected with glasses or contacts. If you have astigmatism and do not want to wear glasses for distance vision, then you should talk to your surgeon about the Toric lens.
Standard Lens – The standard lens can sometimes give you great distance vision without glasses (about 50-60% of the time). You will still need glasses for reading. If you have astigmatism, the standard lens will not give you good distance vision without glasses.
Simplifying the Technology, Customizing Solutions for You
As you can see, technology has come a long way from even ten years ago. While more options are great news, it does generate a lot of questions and requires more time on your end when it comes to understanding the solutions. Sometimes, multiple options generate mild anxiety because the lens implants are permanent and patients are worried about making the wrong choice.
We always encourage patients not to view these as right or wrong choices, but good and excellent choices. To help you determine your needs, we have an extensive counseling program, advanced screening technology, and great empathetic surgeons, who would love to guide you to the best choice for you – notice we did not say the “right” choice for you. We do this with our extensive counseling program, simplified educational material, and patient empowerment.
Contact us to receive more information regarding premium lens implants.