Lifestyle Intraocular Lenses (IOL) in Rochester
Also serving Brighton, Gates and Irondequoit NY
Artificial lenses (IOLs) are implanted in the eye to replace natural lenses that have been damaged by cloudy cataracts or presbyopia. Until recently, IOLs were only available to correct distance vision. These monofocal lenses helped improve distance vision after cataract surgery, but patients still needed glasses or contact lenses for near vision activities like reading and playing cards. Now, advancements in technology have produced lenses that allow patients to see clearly at all distances - near, far and many distances in between. Lifestyle IOLs such as TECNIS and ReSTOR preserve distance vision and correct presbyopia so cataract surgery patients (and patients seeking treatment for presbyopia alone) can enjoy clear sight without relying on glasses.
The procedure to replace a patient's natural lens with a Lifestyle IOL is the same as that used in cataract surgery.
For patients with cataracts and presbyopia there is the ACRYSOF IQ RESTOR lens, which corrects for both conditions at the same time, eliminating the need for spectacles after surgery in most patients. To learn more about this product, visit www.reclaimyourvision.com.
For patients with cataracts and pre-existing cornea astigmatism, there is the ACRYSOF IQ Toric aspheric IOL, which corrects for both conditions simultaneously by delivering precise astigmatic correction, predictable outcomes and quality distance vision without glasses for cataract patients with astigmatism. To learn more about this product, visit www.reclaimyourvision.com.
Traditional intraocular lenses can restore distance vision, but they aren't designed to bring back the balance of youthful eyes. Images may not be as sharp as they could be, and you may be left with the functional vision of a healthy older person, not of a young adult.
Using innovative wavefront lens technology, the TECNIS Lens can restore your vision to that of a younger person. The TECNIS Lens can improve functional vision so you can see well, even in low-light situations like driving at night, dining by candlelight or walking in a morning fog.