Click here to contact us for more information, or to schedule an appointment.Intraocular lenses (IOLs) are medical devices that are implanted inside the eye to replace the eye's natural lens when it is removed during cataract surgery.With conventional IOLs, typically you must wear eyeglasses or contact lenses in order to use a computer, read or perform other close-up tasks within arm's length.Accommodating IOLs are premium intraocular lenses that expand the range of clear vision with both an aspheric design and flexible "haptics" the supporting legs that hold the IOL in place inside the eye.These flexible legs allow the accommodating IOL to move forward slightly when you look at near objects, which increases the focusing power of the eye enough to provide better near vision than a conventional monofocal lens.Accommodating IOLs may not provide the same level of magnification for near vision that a multifocal IOL does. include Crystalens AO and Trulign Toric IOL, both made by Bausch Lomb.Before the use of intraocular lenses, if you had cataracts removed, you had to wear very thick eyeglasses or special contact lenses in order to see after cataract surgery, since no device was implanted in the eye to replace the focusing power of the natural lens.Today there is a wide variety of premium IOLs to choose from.
Conventional spherical IOLs are monofocal lenses, meaning they are designed to provide clear vision at a single focal point (usually far away for good driving vision, for example).
Tecnis is the first intraocular lens designed specifically to improve the functional vision of older drivers who undergo cataract surgery.
Functional vision is the ability to see objects clearly under varying levels of light and in conditions such as rain, snow, fog and at night.
In other words, the eye's natural lens is aspheric ("not spherical"). A spherical intraocular lens can induce minor optical imperfections called higher-order aberrations (HOAs), which can affect quality of vision, particularly in low-light conditions such as driving at night.
Premium aspheric IOLs, on the other hand, match more closely the shape and optical quality of the eye's natural lens, and thereby can provide sharper vision especially in low light conditions and for people with large pupils.