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Advanced Lens Implants

One of the important decisions that you will make together with your surgeon is what type of lens to implant during cataract surgery. Until recently, the only option for patients undergoing cataract surgery was a traditional single focus lens implant. Single focus lenses can provide good distance vision or good near vision, but not both. Thanks to advances in lens technology there now exists advanced lenses that can provide a more continuous range of vision.

Patients who choose advanced lenses enjoy a wider range of clear focus at distance, intermediate and near. These lenses may reduce or eliminate your need for glasses. There are different types of advanced lens implants to meet individual needs. Your surgeon will discuss a customized treatment plan and help chose a lens implant to best serve your visual needs and lifestyle.



CrystaLens® AD

Crystalens is designed to allow you to enjoy a fuller, more natural range of vision for most activities, including reading a book, working on the computer, and driving a car. This lens was modeled after the natural lens in the eye, using the eye muscle to flex and accommodate in order to focus on objects at different distances. Please watch the video to the right to learn more.


Our Patients Say it Best:

"A great surgeon and two Crystalens' have made me a very happy 20/20 vision patient! trust was gained quickly through [their] professional demeanor and thorough explanation of the surgery, as well as pre and post treatment."

- Carol A.





AcrySof® ReSTOR®

The AcrySof® ReSTOR™ IOL is a multifocal lens that provides correction for both near and distance vision allowing for close and distant objects to be in focus at the same time. ReSTOR lens patients often find that they can read a book, work on the computer, drive a car and play golf or tennis with an increased freedom from glasses. Please watch the video to the right to learn more.





Patients who are having cataract surgery on both eyes sometimes opt for monovision. This involves implanting an IOL in one eye that provides near vision and an IOL in the other eye that provides distance vision. The patients who do best with this method are those who are already used to monovision with contact lenses. The lenses used for this procedure are the same lenses that are used during a standard cataract surgery.


Our Patients Say it Best:

“I didn’t realize the degradation in my vision until I had the first eye done (cataract surgery with advanced lens replacement). The level of clarity was unbelievable. It was like I had been looking through a dirty window before surgery! ….The procedure was straightforward and the recovery was short. I would be very comfortable to do it again and would definitely recommend it to my family and friends!”
- Ernie H.


Astigmatism Correction During Cataract Surgery

Astigmatism is caused by an irregular curvature of the cornea. The cornea is the clear round window in the front of the eye. Those with astigmatism have an oval rather than round cornea causing blurred vision at all distances. Astigmatism can be treated with glasses, contact lenses, LASIK, LRI, or special Toric (astigmatism) lens implants.

Those that have cataracts and astigmatism may have their astigmatism treated at the same time as cataract surgery with either a toric lens implant or with limbal relaxing incisions (LRI).



Toric Lens for Astigmatism

A Toric intraocular lens is specifically designed to reduce a patient’s astigmatism at the time of cataract surgery. The Toric implants can reduce or eliminate astigmatism and can significantly improve distance vision. If you have astigmatism, your surgeon can explain how a Toric lens could help your vision. Please watch the video to the right to learn more.



Limbal Relaxing Incisions (LRI)

LRI is a procedure in which small relaxing incisions are made in the cornea allowing the cornea to become more roundeed and “relax” the astigmatism. LRI can reduce or eliminate astigmatism and can significantly improve distance vision. If you have astigmatism, your surgeon can explain how an LRI could help your vision.

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Coastal Eye Institute (formerly Manatee Sarasota Eye Clinic) is one of the area’s largest ophthalmology practices featuring a comprehensive team of fellowship-trained ophthalmologists in every subspecialty of eye care.From infancy to the golden years...we provide care for the total health of your eyes. Trust your eye care to our specialists!


Coastal Eye Institute has fellowship-trained ophthalmologists in every specialty of eye care:

  • ➢ Laser Cataract Surgery
  • ➢ Glaucoma
  • ➢ Macular Degeneration
  • ➢ Diabetic Retinopathy
  • ➢ Dry Eye Disease
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