Lifestyle Lens Implant Options Santa Rosa, CA
Modern laser cataract surgery has reached a level of sophistication that allows rapid recovery and excellent vision. The use of new technology implants in cataract surgery has enabled us to customize a person’s optics to match their lifestyle. Nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism can be corrected as part of the cataract surgery process to reduce dependence on eyeglasses. Here is a brief description of the most popular lifestyle lens implant options.
Toric Lens Implant for Astigmatism
Most IOL (intraocular lens) implants are round or spherical in the way in which they bend the light to focus on the retina. The doctors at the Eye Care Institute have had great success with using a toric implant instead of a spherical lens for specific types and amounts of astigmatism. This implant incorporates an optical design that can correct up to several diopters of regular astigmatism. With the reduction of astigmatism during cataract surgery, patients can see better at distance or near and are much less dependent on prescription glasses. At the time of your cataract surgery assessment, please ask if you would be a candidate for this specific implant.
Toric Monocular Lens
AMO TECHNIS® MULTIFOCAL LENS IMPLANT
ALCON ACRYSOF® RESTOR® MULTIFOCAL LENS IMPLANT
Standard lens implants have one focal point, meaning they focus for vision at one distance only (far, intermediate, or near). Multifocal implants offer the possibility of seeing well at more than one distance, with less dependence on glasses than the standard monofocal lens implant. The multifocal implants are manufactured to have two focusing distances: near reading and distance vision. Through the use of alternating diffractive technology, the eye can see at both distance and near without glasses. At night, unwanted glare and rings around lights can bother some patients. This is rarely a problem with the current generation of multifocal implants.
Tecnis® Multifocal Lens
Accommodating Lens Implant
EYEONICS CRYSTALENS® IMPLANT