Aker Kasten Eye Center | There’s more to laser cataract surgery than meets the eye

There’s more to laser cataract surgery than meets the eye

Posted by: Aker Kasten Eye Center in Cataract Surgery on July 17, 2016

laser cataract surgeryRecent improvements in technology provide more options than ever for vision correction in cataract patients. You should know that corrective implantable lens technology has greatly improved since the days when it could only provide one focal point and couldn’t correct near vision or astigmatism. And even if you gotten in the habit of wearing reading glasses, you can experience a new sense of freedom with permanent lenses that allow you to see close-up on your own.

Standard intraocular lens implants (IOLs)

These are designed to provide corrected distance vision for patients who don’t have astigmatism. With a standard lens, however, reading glasses will likely still be necessary.

Advanced technology premium lenses take vision correction to a new level

These versatile implants can correct astigmatism and offer a range of vision without glasses, including:

  • Distance, such as for driving
  • Intermediate, such as working at a computer
  • Near, such as reading

The Toric IOL for treating astigmatism

Astigmatism is a condition that most of us have to a certain degree, where cornea shape isn’t round as it should be, but more like a football, which causes blurred or distorted vision. The most popular premium lens at our eye center, Toric eliminates the need for two corrective procedures by correcting astigmatism and providing quality distance vision. Among many of our patients, Toric has also been shown to minimize and sometimes eliminate the need for reading glasses.

Two premium lens implants can improve near vision

Accommodating Crystalens — uses a hinge that allows the lens to move forward and provide the increased power needed to focus up close.

  • Provides near vision for reading
  • Readers may still be necessary for very small print
  • Also provides good distance vision
  • Also provides the best intermediate vision

Multifocal Implants: ReSTOR and Tecnis — provide near vision by offering two focal points. Patients typically achieve:

  • Good distance and near vision without glasses
  • Intermediate vision is likely to be variable

Lens choice prior to laser cataract surgery is a critical part of the procedure
Cataract surgery can provide vision improvement for your lifetime, so let’s discuss your individual needs and goals for your surgery. Call for your appointment today: (561) 338-7722.