Lifestyle IOLs

by dude / 02 October 2014 / No Comments

The IOL for Vision at All Distances

Introducing a Breakthrough in Cataract Surgery

Now there’s a revolutionary new way to potentially leave your glasses behind forever – the innovative Acrysof Intraocular Lens (IOL), the latest advancement in cataract surgery technology.  The Acrysof IOLs have been uniquely designed to provide enhanced image quality and a full range of vision – up close, far away and everything in-between, giving cataract patients the best opportunity to live life free of glasses.

Definition of Intraocular Lens (IOL)-

Lens Implant:  a clear synthetic lens that is implanted in the eye; usually done when the natural lens has been removed in a cataract operation.

An intraocular lens (IOL) is an implanted lens in the eye, usually replacing the existing crystalline lens because it has been clouded over by a cataract, removal of the cataract and insertion of the IOL typically takes about an hour and does not require hospitalization.  The IOL is implanted within the capsule, which provides permanent support for the lens.  The IOL is never handled or adjusted, as a contact lens might be.  If an IOL is not implanted during a cataract surgery, the patient may use contact lenses or cataract glasses.

There are three lens options available:

  • Acrysof IQ IOL – Standard
    These lenses are designed to provide enhanced distance vision.  However, you will still likely need glasses for reading and possibly for distance vision as well.
  • Acrysof IQ Toric IOL – Premium
    These advanced lenses are designed to correct both cataracts and astigmatism at the time of surgery, for clear distance vision usually without the need for glasses.  However, you will still need glasses for reading.  Additional measurements will be required.
  • Acrysof IQ Restor IOL – Premium
    Most IOLs can only correct vision at one distance – these premium lenses correct vision near, far, and in-between, for your best chance at freedom from glasses.  Additional measurements will be required.

You and your physician will determine the best suited lenses for your eyes.

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