There is no such thing as “the best lens,” but there is a lens that is best for you. The decision of which lens implant to utilize in your particular case will depend on a number of factors. There are conditions that unfortunately preclude the use of premium lenses or make the outcome less than certain, making it difficult to justify the expense associated with such implants. Before making a recommendation, we will thoroughly evaluate your ocular status, and grade your post-operative visual potential. Unless there is a greater than 95% chance we can help you achieve your visual goals, we will not recommend a particular treatment for you.
Clear lens exchange
Clear lens exchange (also known as the clear lens replacement) is a procedure analogous to cataract surgery. Clear lens exchange has a few factors in common with modern cataract surgery, such as the following:
- Performed with topical anesthesia and minimal sedation
- Performed in an outpatient setting
- The procedure takes about five to ten minutes and in the process the natural lens is extracted and replaced with an implant. This implant corrects for nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism.
The only difference between CLR and cataract extraction is that during cataract surgery, the cloudy lens is replaced, whereas in CLR the lens is replaced before it has a chance to turn into a cataract. With the use of the latest generation of presbyopia correcting lenses, patients are able to achieve vision freedom at all distances, far and near.
Modern lens replacement surgery provides the ophthalmologist with a great arsenal of lens implants that allows for restoration of multifocality. We are born with an intrinsic ability to change focus from far to near. As we age, the mechanism responsible for this process loses its effectiveness. This loss of accommodating ability is termed presbyopia, and eventually it progresses to the point where the use of bifocal or progressive lenses is necessary. Lens replacement procedures provide an excellent opportunity to regain the ability to focus at distance and near without the aid of glasses or contacts.
Toric intraocular lens implants are designed to neutralize corneal astigmatism. When properly implanted, these lenses have a very high likelihood of reducing or eliminating corneal astigmatism. Since this neutralization of the astigmatism is done at the level of the lens implant, there is no need to resort to modifying the shape of the cornea itself via Limbal Relaxing Incisions (LRIs) or laser vision correction.Learn more
Crystalens is unique in that, unlike standard IOLs, it can treat cataracts and presbyopia (a loss of near and immediate vision.) Treatment with these lenses can mean resoloving your cataracts and reducing or eliminating your dependence on glasses for certain activities, such as reading, working on the computer, and driving a car.Learn more
Monofocal lenses are a tried-and-true option that have been approved for implantation for over 15 years. They are focused at one, fixed distance and can treat presbyopia, providing near vision without the need for glasses.Learn more
ReSTOR/Restor Active Focus
ReSTOR offers a family of multifocal IOLs, allowing patients to choose from an array of options that best fit their lifestyle and needs. They are designed to provide excellent vision quality over a range of distances, and can reduce your dependence on glasses for watching TV, driving, reading, smart phone use, and other daily activities.Learn more
Tecnis Multifocal Lens
Tecnis multifocal IOs can be personalized to provide sharp vision at near, intermediate and far distances. Whether you want freedom from glasses while reading a book, watching TV or playing golf, there’s a Tecnis Multifocal IOL for you.Learn more
As of 2016, Symfony intraocular lenses are approved by the FDA as the first and only solution that can help patients enjoy clear vision at all distances. In addition, the lenses provide enhanced day-to-night vision and high-quality eyesight, along with reduced halo and glare complications.Learn more
The Raindrop Near Vision Inlay
It can be disruptive to constantly locate your readers every time you want to check your email or look at a menu. The simple, 10-minute Raindrop Near Vision Inlay procedure is a long-term solution that can reduce (or eliminate) your need for reading glasses.Learn more
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Wow, what a huge difference a short 15 minutes makes! Having spent so much of my life helpless without my glasses and inconvenienced by an expensive contacts routine -- suddenly I could see, and with minimal down-time.Read more testimonials