A Toric IOL can be implanted during cataract surgery for patients with astigmatism. Asymmetric steepening of the cornea or natural lens causes the light in the eye to become focused unevenly, which is the result of having astigmatism. The unique design of the Toric IOL reduces or eliminates corneal astigmatism and significantly improves uncorrected distance vision.
The Toric IOL platform has been implanted in over 70 million eyes worldwide. It offers freedom from glasses or contact lenses for distance, however, you will still require glasses for reading.
The ReSTOR IOL is a great option for people who wish to have clear vision at all distances. It is an FDA approved lens that will help the patient not only when the cataracts are removed, but to also to be able to see clear at all distances.
In the FDA’s clinical study, about 80% of patients receiving the ReSTOR IOL reported that they didn’t have to wear glasses for any activities, be in near or far. Out of those patients, nearly 94% of them said they would have the ReSTOR IOL implanted again if given the chance.
The Crystalens is the first lens that is aberration free. This means that the lens has an elongated shape to help to improve contract sensitivity and reduce higher order aberrations that can distort your vision.
The Crystalens is also the first of it’s kinds to mimic the contraction of the muscles in the eye to accommodate and focus at all distances. The main difference between Crystalens and other multifocal lenses is that the Crystalens uses technology to accommodate and allow clear vision at all distances instead of just multiple distance that are divided into various zones of vision.
Crystalens can also significantly lower halos and glare around lights.