At Kresloff Eye Associates, we are pleased to offer a variety of premium intraocular lens (IOL) options for your vision needs. IOL’s are helpful in restoring your youthful vision after cataract surgery. Premium IOL’s provide the added benefit of potentially decreasing or even eliminating your need for glasses or contact lenses after cataract surgery. They do this by correcting for prescriptions such as astigmatism, near sightedness and far sightedness. Multifocal and accommodating IOL’s even offer the potential to eliminate reading glasses as well. Each lens has different features. Our doctors will be able to discuss these with you so that you can choose the one that is best for your lifestyle.
Some of the available premium lenses include TECNIS® Multifocal IOL, AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® Multifocal IOL, Crystalens IOL and Alcon Toric IOL.
TECNIS® Multifocal IOL
The TECNIS lens is a multifocal intraocular lens designed for all viewing distances. It is a wavefront designed lens that has been shown to improve vision in low light environments. In fact, TECNIS is designed to provide patients with clear vision at all distances and all light levels.
Have proven that 90% of patients no longer require glasses after cataract surgery with the TECNIS multifocal IOL.
Crystalens® Accommodating IOL
The Crystalens IOL is comprised of a hinged design that allows the lens to move back and forth. This movement can help patients focus from far to middle and possibly even near. The Crystalens is intended to focus only one image to the back of the eye, which tends to decrease the incidence of night vision problems such as glare and haloes.
98.4% of patients implanted with crystalens in both eyes could pass a driver’s test without glasses.
100% could see at intermediate distances (24″ to 30″) without glasses; the distance for most of life’s activities.
crySof® IQ ReSTOR® Multifocal IOL
ReSTOR lens is a multifocal lens implant which is designed to replace the natural lens of the eye after cataract surgery. Fabricated from a flexible material and with a patented design, the Restore IOL is meant to improve vision at far, middle and near.
78% of patients reported never using glasses post-ReSTOR implantation, while 20% reported usage of sometimes and 2% always.
Alcon and Tecnis Toric Astigmatism Correcting IOL’s
The Alcon and Tecnis toric astigmatism correcting IOL’s are meant to correct for corneal astigmatism. Corneal astigmatism is due to a non-spherical shaped cornea, which causes images to appear unclear. This IOL has the ability to correct for this and make distance objects appear clear for patients who may have been dependent on glasses for a lifetime.