IOL Santa Rosa, CA
Our patients often desire freedom from glasses and contact lenses for all of their activities. Newly developed technologies over the years have moved us all closer to that goal. Advances in laser cataract surgery with implantable intraocular lenses (IOLs) have greatly improved the quality of life of our patients.
Up until now, patients who had cataract surgery only had one choice when it came to intraocular lens options — a fixed focus IOL. These lenses allow for either great distance vision without glasses but the need for reading glasses for near or computer work, or vice versa. Also, these fixed focus lenses do not correct astigmatism. Therefore, even though removing the cataract may clear their vision, patients with astigmatism still need corrective eyewear or contact lenses after surgery to reduce the blurring and distortion caused by their astigmatism.
ECI now has more IOL options available to our patients. New technology “lifestyle lens implants” include multifocal lenses, astigmatism-correcting lenses, and accommodative lenses. Many of our patients achieve freedom from glasses or contacts for most or all of their visual needs with these new lenses. They allow for better quality vision at distance as well as for near vision tasks such as for computer work, cell phone, menus, or reading materials. To learn more about how an IOL works, view the video below. To find out more about the lifestyle lens implant options available to you, see any of the IOL images below.
Tecnis® Multifocal Lens
Toric Monocular Lens
Crystalens® Monocular Lens