Cataract removal is one of the safest and most effective surgical procedures in the world. In fact, more than three million cataract surgeries are performed each year in the United States. Most patients have improved vision soon after surgery, and their vision may continue to improve for several days or weeks. Recent advances have been so significant that new-generation lenses may allow patients to see well at all distances without the help of glasses, bifocals or reading glasses.
ReStor and ReZoom IOLs are multifocal lenses that allow you to see near, far and everywhere in between. These lenses are designed to correct cataracts and allow patients to see it all, from the big picture, down to the smallest, most precious details. Most patients find that they are able to read a book, work on the computer and drive a car day or night with increased freedom from glasses.
Astigmatism-correcting lenses such as the TORIC IOL are for patients with existing corneal astigmatism. Current technology makes it possible to correct the cataracts that may be clouding your vision and the astigmatism that has been distorting your vision all at the same time. The TORIC intraocular lens has the ability to reduce or eliminate corneal astigmatism at the same time it corrects cataracts.
Cataracts can dramatically affect everything you see and do. But they don’t have to. With a simple procedure, you can lift the fog and get back to seeing what you love. Colors can appear rich and vibrant, and everything you look at can be in clear focus. If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, call our office today and make an appointment with your doctor. The correct lens for you will depend on your eyes and your desire to be glasses-free. Your doctor will review your options and explain what you can expect from each one.