After lens replacement or cataract surgery, a new lens implant is placed back into the eye. Conventional single-vision lenses only provide good distance vision, so patients still require glasses for intermediate and near vision. Unlike conventional single-vision lens implants, Multifocal Lenses have multiple focus zones that provide a full range of vision from distance to near.
The AcrySof IQ ReSTOR IOL is implanted during cataract surgery to replace the natural lens, which has become clouded by cataracts. This new lens can provide enhanced vision quality and full range of vision, giving patients an increased independence from reading glasses and bifocals.
Our eyes are continuously focusing on object at different distances. Whether it be watching television, sitting at a computer or driving, our eyes automatically focus on different things at different distances quite quickly. By combining the strengths of apodized diffractive and refractive technologies, the Acrysof IQ ReStor IOL provides quality near, intermediate and distance vision and increased independence for reading glasses and bifocals.
Toric lens implants are a unique type of lens implant that are used to correct astigmatism. A Toric lens implant is NOT the only method of astigmatism correction, so consult a doctor about the current possibilities. Asymmetric steepening of the cornea or natural lens causes light to be focused unevenly, which is the main optical problem in astigmatism. To individuals with uncorrected astigmatism, images may look blurry or shadowed. Astigmatism can accompany any form of refractive error and is very common. Astigmatism can be corrected with glasses, contact lenses, corneal relaxing incisions, laser vision correction, and special implant lenses. If a cataract patient has astigmatism and has aspirations to be glasses free after surgery, the Toric lens implant is a good option. Toric lens implants are NOT a correction option for presbyopia.
The doctors at Temas Eye Center located in Winston Salem will help you choose the best lens for your lifestyle. You do not have to have cataracts to get this lens, so patients over 40 years old using magnifiers or bifocals to read small print can also consider a Clear Lens Extraction with a Multifocal Lens Implant.
I couldn't have asked for better treatment or outcome. The staff at both your office and the surgical center are superior by every measure. They are professional, knowledgeable and respectful of all patients. It was almost a fun experience! Although the cataracts in both eyes had impaired my vision, the thought of eye surgery was scary. But - my fears were all for "naught" - it was such a quick, PAINLESS procedure, I wondered why I had waited so long!
- Carol V.