Lifestyle Lenses: Your Options for Clear Vision
During cataract surgery your eye’s natural lens is removed. This is necessary because the protein build-up on the lens cannot be separated from the lens. After the lens is removed, your cataract doctor will insert a new lens to restore clear vision. The good news is that the replacement lens options are amazing.
Intraocular lenses (IOLs) are artificial lenses that provide clarity to your vision. In the past, cataract patients only had one option: monofocal lenses that provided clear vision for one distance only.
Watch the video below to learn more about your IOL options.
Today there are a variety of Lifestyle Lenses that have advanced features for clear vision at multiple distances.
- TECNIS Synergy™ IOL which delivers high-contrast vision from close-up to distance vision, even in low-light conditions. This continuous range of vision lens can also reduce halo intensity for tasks like night driving. If you need reading glasses (for presbyopia), this lens may help restore reading vision.
- Alcon AcrySof® IQ PanOptix® Trifocal IOL which is clinically shown to deliver an exceptional combination of near, intermediate and distance vision while significantly reducing the need for glasses after surgery. Most patients who choose this lens are able to read text messages on their smart phones, work on a computer and even drive without the need for glasses. This is due, in part, to ENLIGHTEN® Optical Technology, a proprietary design that optimizes intermediate vision without compromising near and distance vision.
- Alcon AcrySof® IQ Vivity™Extended Depth of Focus IOL, the first and only non-diffractive extended depth of focus intraocular lens (IOL) that incorporates X-WAVE™ technology to stretch and shift light entering your eyes so you can obtain a continuous, extended range of vision. With the Vivity lens, you may not need glasses (even readers) to see clearly at all distances after cataract surgery. Vivity’s new non-diffractive technology may also provide:
- Sharper vision in bright and dim lighting
- Reduction of halos, starbursts or glare
- Better vision for nighttime driving
- Protection from damaging UV rays and blue light
- Toric IOLs to correct astigmatism as well as nearsightedness and farsightedness
Lifestyle lenses can reduce or completely eliminate your need for reading glasses or bifocals after cataract surgery in Eugene, OR.
The Choice is Yours
You will make the decision about which IOL to choose during your consultations and exams with your doctor. The various pros and cons of each IOL will be discussed in detail, allowing you to make the best decision for your lifestyle, vision goals and budget. Your doctor can make recommendations for you, but ultimately the choice is yours.
To learn more about the different types of replacement lenses for cataract surgery, contact us today to schedule a cataract evaluation in Eugene, OR. You can find out which Lifestyle Lens might be right for you.