Lens Implant Options

Multifocal Lens for Full Range Vision

Today’s lens implant options are vastly improved from what you might remember your parents or grandparents having. Older-style monofocal (single-focus) lens implants only provide clear vision at one focal point, usually distance. Reading glasses or magnifiers must be used to see clearly for all near and intermediate tasks, such as reading and computer work. And for those suffering with astigmatism, bifocals are necessary to achieve clear distance and near vision. Fortunately, multifocal lens implant options have changed that.

Recent advances in multifocal lens technology now make it possible for you to read the words on magazines, newspapers and computer screens, without magnifying glasses or bifocals, while still clearly seeing objects at a distance. Multifocal lens implant options – like TECNIS and ReSTOR IOLs – have the ability to consistently offer improved vision at all ranges — near through distance.

Clear Vision at All Distances with TECNIS & ReSTOR

The AMO TECNIS multifocal IOL uses concentric zones to create multifocal vision. Designed with an aspheric shape, TECNIS also corrects for certain, more complex vision errors, known as higher-order aberrations, improving ability to see contrasting objects, particularly at night. And because it is pupil-size independent, patients enjoy excellent near vision even with large pupils or in dim light.

The AcrySof ReSTOR uses patented technology similar to that used in microscopes and telescopes to improve image quality. The powerful near vision provided by this technology allows the majority of our patients to hold reading materials at a comfortable distance,

Toric Lens for Astigmatism Correction

Having astigmatism means your eye is out-of-round, shaped more like a football than a basketball. This condition distorts the way light enters the eye, causing blurred vision. Using the advanced Toric lens implant during your cataract surgery, Dr. Walker can correct mild to moderate astigmatism, resulting in sharp distance vision without glasses. For more pronounced astigmatism, we recommend a combination approach, using laser cataract technology with the Toric lens.

Schedule Your Lens Evaluation

During your comprehensive cataract evaluation, Dr. Walker will perform testing to determine your level of astigmatism, and talk with you about your lifestyle, hobbies, and desire for glasses-free vision in order to recommend the appropriate lens implant option for you.

Schedule Cataract Evaluation