Premium Lens Options

Premium Lens Options (ReSTOR Tecnis, TORIC, Crystalens)

Introduction to Premium Lens Implants: A new lifestyle alternative

If your doctor has told you that you are in the early stages of developing cataracts or has suggested that refractive lens exchange would be a good vision correction option, you might want to research the new emerging lens implant technology in the field of ophthalmology. If you are nearing the age for cataract surgery and want a reliable vision correction solution, premium lens implants might be a good idea. Premium lens implants have been helping people over 40 and cataract aged patients have the active lifestyle they had when they were younger. Imagine playing golf or being able to read the newspaper without a dependency on glasses. Life without glasses could dramatically impact your overall happiness. This is why our doctors have been trained in the latest intraocular surgery techniques involving lens implantation with multifocal, accommodating, and toric lens implants also referred to as premium lens implants.

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Emerging Lens Implant Technology

This intraocular lens technology of modern day ophthalmology has recently made some swift advancements that can dramatically improve a patient's ability to see with lens implants after cataract surgery or even as refractive lens exchange before the development of cataracts. Some of these new intraocular lens implants might even be a better vision correction option than LASIK eye surgery depending on your prescription and age. In the past with LASIK eye surgery our doctors could correct myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. Now with the advent of premium multifocal IOL lens implants, the giant burden of presbyopia can now be corrected. Presbyopia affects a vast part of our aging population and often requires bifocal glasses. People in their mid-forties that have trouble with reading are typically experiencing the first effects of presbyopia. Presbyopia is an accommodation problem with the lens of the eye. As the lens hardens and becomes inflexible with age it becomes more difficult to focus.

ReSTORReSTOR

The ReSTOR lens is a multi-focal lens implant that is designed to replace the natural lens of the eye typically after cataract surgery. Comprised of a flexible plastic material, the ReSTOR lens has a patented design that allows it to focus light on the retina for a full range of clear vision at near, far, and intermediate distances. By providing multi-focal vision, ReSTOR allows your eyes to accommodate to the different aspects of focusing power. If you have issues reading or trouble changing your focus power on objects at different proximities, then ReSTOR may be the right choice for you when deciding which premium lens implant would best suit you post-cataract surgery.

 

Toric IOLToric

Toric intraocular lenses are used to correct astigmatism.  This significantly improves uncorrected vision. 

Toric IOL technology uses biocompatible materials that have been successfully used in contact lenses and proven safe for the eye. There is an additional cost for this lens implant and for astigmatic treatment. If you have a very small amount of astigmatism your doctor may suggest treating this with advanced laser cataract technology at the time of your cataract surgery instead of using a toric IOL.