Advanced Lifestyle IOL Lenses
Patients who have either cataract or lens replacement surgery can now benefit from a wide range of intraocular lenses (IOLs).
Acrysof ReSTOR Lenses
The AcrySof® ReSTOR® IOLs are multifocal lenses that combine apodized diffractive and refractive optics to deliver excellent near, intermediate, and distance vision without reading glasses or bifocals in most cases. The lenses are comprised of 9-12 concentric rings of gradually decreasing heights which create different focusing levels and produce a full range of quality vision from near to far.
- 80% of patients reported that after lens implant surgery with ReSTOR lenses, they no longer needed glasses or contact lenses to see clearly at all distances
- 94% said they could drive and read the paper without contacts or glasses
- Nearly 94% were so satisfied that they would have the procedure again
Crystalens Accommodating Lens
The Crystalens® accommodating lens was approved by the FDA in 2003. Rather than using the graduated focusing spheres of the multifocal lens, the Crystalens® accommodating lens is moved by the eye's natural ciliary muscle. This mimics the way the eye would naturally focus at a wide range of distances and provides continuous, naturally focused vision through all distances, including the intermediate range.
TECNIS Multifocal Lens
Like the ReSTOR® IOLs, the TECNIS® lens is an advanced lens that uses a diffractive lens design of concentric circles to create different focusing points and provide a fuller ranger of vision. It was designed to improve functional vision and may minimize night-time glare. Clinical trial results leading to FDA approval demonstrated that having a TECNIS® multifocal lens implanted in each eye resulted in 20/25 or better distance vision and 20/32 or better near vision for 93% of study participants. Patients who choose this lens may still need glasses for intermediate work.
AcrySof® Toric IOL
The AcrySof® toric IOL was specially designed and approved by the FDA to correct astigmatism. Developed with a unique aspheric design that helps reduce spherical aberration, it provides more power in one specific region of the lens than another and must be carefully positioned in a very specific configuration in the eye. While toric lenses can improve astigmatism and distance vision, patients who choose this lens still require corrective lenses for all near tasks, such as reading or writing.