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Snead Eye Group Southwest Florida Cataract Specialists “I can see clearly now the rain is gone, I can see all obstacles in my way.”

Metaphorically speaking, most of us understand these iconic lyrics from the popular song released in 1972 by Johnny Nash. But from a literal standpoint, in the United States alone, there are 11 million people and growing who cannot see clearly due to a common vision disorder known as presbyopia .

Often referred to as “the aging eye condition,” presbyopia refers to the decreased ability, over time, to change between focusing on close and far objects. Do you remember the day you had to hold the ingredient label at arm’s length in order to read it? You are far from alone. Worldwide, nearly 1.7 billion people have presbyopia and that number is expected to soar to 2.1 billion by 2020. (1)

In a healthy eye, the natural lens is a transparent structure that, along with the cornea, helps to refract light to be focused on the retina. The lens, by changing shape, functions to change the focal distance of the eye so that it can focus on objects at various distances.

As our eyes age the lenses may no longer change shape enough to allow the eyes to focus on close objects clearly, thus resulting in presbyopia. An even more extreme circumstance is that of aphakia , a condition in which there is an absence of the lens all together, occurring congenitally or as a result of trauma or surgery.

Those who suffer from a lack of natural lens shape transition, whether due to aging eyes or genetics,  experience similar results: cloudy vision and/or the ability to focus. Thankfully, SNEAD EYE GROUP has a solution that might be right for you or a loved one in the form of a breakthrough IOL. An IOL is a surgically implanted Intraocular lens that replaces the eye’s natural lens for the visual correction of presbyopia and/or aphakia in adult patients.

Snead Eye Group is proud to be a provider of TECNIS® Symfony  IOL, the first and only Extended Depth of Focus (EDOF) Toric IOL that provides continuous, high-quality vision at any distance. Whether the condition of presbyopia is caused by natural aging or aphakia, TECNIS® Symfony  IOL implants are the pathway to help many* people “see clearly now” once again, or perhaps for the first time.



*Consult Snead Eye Group to be sure TECNIS® Symfony  IOL is right for you or your loved one.



  • 2012 Global Presbyopia Report by Market Scope, LLC




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