Cataract Vision Correction Lenses
A Good Time To Have Cataract Surgery?
This year millions of Americans will choose to have their vision improved by having cataract surgery and the news is good. However, what we can guarantee is that you will experience your best vision possible.
Technological advances have made cataract surgery one of the safest and most performed surgeries today. In fact, more than 3 million cataract surgeries are performed each year in the United States. New lens implants have been developed that are designed to improve your vision and also help to reduce your dependency on glasses after cataract surgery . However, currently there is no lens that can restore your vision to the way it was prior to developing cataracts and no surgeon can guarantee that you will be completely free from wearing glasses after surgery.
One key point to remember is this. Cataract surgery is not performed to eliminate the need for glasses but rather to Cure the Cataract.
The links below will describe the new types of premium or “smart” lenses that are available. Not everyone will be a candidate for the lens they might choose, and only you and your surgeon together can make the determination about which lens is right for you. Extensive patient education and communication between you and your surgeon is paramount to making the right choice when it comes to your new lens implants. If you have been diagnosed with cataracts and are considering surgery you will find the information on the links very helpful. Should you have any questions, please feel free to email or call us for more information.
New Technology – Cataract Lens Implants
For many years most patients who underwent cataract surgery still needed to wear glasses to read. New technology now affords the patient several choices of lens implants that reduce or eliminate the need for glasses after surgery.
Here is a brief description of the new lenses and how they perform:
Tecnis Multifocal Lens – Offers the best functional vision in all lighting environments. Only lens FDA approved to improve reaction time while driving.
Tecnis IOL – this lens has been approved by the FDA for improved functional vision. Patient has the ability to see well even in low-light situations like driving at night, and improved vision for distance viewing. With the Tecnis lens you may still need to wear glasses for close-up tasks or reading.
Toric – The AcrySof ® Toric IOL provides quality distance vision greatly reducing the dependence on glasses and contact lenses.
Femtosecond Laser – The use of the Femtosecond Laser in assisting with phacoemulsification for cataract surgery represents a technological advancement resulting in more predictable and refined results. Cataract surgery, already noted as being safe, effective and astoundingly quick, can now be done with the precision of laser technology for even better clinical results.
The decision on what lens implant is best for you should be determined by you and your surgeon. This decision is based on your expectations of your vision after surgery, your lifestyle and the overall health of your eye. At the Snead Eye Group, you are guaranteed to experience your best vision possible.
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