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. Previously, the only option for patients undergoing cataract surgery was a traditional single-focus lens implant. Single focus lenses can reduce the need for eyeglasses for distance vision or near vision, but not both. Thanks to advances in lens technology, now there are advanced lenses that can provide a more continuous range of vision.
Patients who choose advanced lenses can enjoy a wider range of clear focus at far, intermediate and near distances depending on the lens chosen. 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.
Alcon Vivity IOL
The Alcon Vivity IOL is designed to provide continuous vision for intermediate and far distance tasks while providing functional near visual acuity for tasks such as using your smartphone and/or reading a menu in adequate light, and more.
Corneal Incisions for Astigmatism (AK/LRI)
AK/LRI is a procedure in which small relaxing incisions are made in the cornea allowing the cornea to become more rounded and “relax” the astigmatism. AK/LRI can reduce astigmatism and can significantly improve vision. AK/LRI only reduces or eliminates glasses at either near or distance. If you have astigmatism, your surgeon can explain how an AK/LRI could help your vision.