Advanced Technology Lenses
Experience crystal clear and wide-range vision. Intraocular lenses are a permanent solution to cataracts and astigmatism.
What are Lifestyle Lenses?
Lifestyle Lenses are designed to improve vision at all distances after cataract surgery. The high technology of the lifestyle lenses allow the eye to focus at distances both near and far. Many of our Lifestyle Lens patients are able to possibly eliminate or reduce their dependence on readers or bifocals. The Lifestyle Lens procedure allows our patients to go back to the lifestyle they enjoy!
What is an Intraocular Lens (IOL)?
Intraocular lenses, or IOLs, are lenses that are implanted inside the eye that take the place of the natural crystalline lens after it has been removed during cataract surgery, refractive lens exchange, or when patients are not candidates for laser vision correction. The first IOLs were monofocal and could only correct for distance or near vision, but not both. The latest advancements in IOL design have produced lifestyle IOLs that can improve vision for the entire range of vision including near, intermediate and far.
What is the difference between Standard and Premium IOL?
Premium, or Advanced Technology, IOLs are a type of intraocular lens used not only to replace the eyes’ lens following cataract removal but also to correct astigmatism,distance and near vision. Standard IOLs improve distance vision. Reading glasses or contact lenses will be needed to correct near vision with a standard lens. With premium IOLs, patients will greatly reduce their dependency on reading glasses or contact lenses and will experience a lifetime of clear vision at different distances
Types of Intraocular Lenses
Premium or Lifestyle lens implants can reduce or eliminate your dependence on glasses. Our practice currently utilizes Crystalens, Tecnis Lifestyle, Restor, Restor Acufocus, Tecnis Aspheric, and AcrySoft Toric IOL for cataract or refractive lens exchange. To learn more about these lifestyle lenses and the exciting options you now have to improve your vision contact our center or schedule an appointment with Dr. Katzen or Dr. Nahas.
TecnisSymfony IOL / Lifestyle Lenses
The TecnisSymfony IOL is a multifocal lens created to increase both quality and range of vision. The Symfony lens allows for a range of continuous high-quality vision. For patients looking into correcting their near vision, the Symfony lens leads to a high level of patient satisfaction. The TecnisSymfony also comes in toric version which corrects astigmatism while delivering a range of continuous vision. This is a great option for patients with astigmatism.
The Tecnis Lifestyle
The unique design of this implant reduces optical distortions by using Wavefront technology allowing the patient to have reading and distance vision in any light condition. The range of vision includes reading, intermediate and distance vision. There is a toric version of the Tecnis Lifestyle IOL which corrects astigmatism plus a range of vision.
The AcrySoftToric IOL – Lens Implant for Astigmatism
Astigmatism is an optical condition that can blur vision at both distances and near. Until recently, patients with astigmatism had to wear glasses after cataracts procedure due to the residual astigmatic error. The AcrySoftToric will correct distance vision and astigmatism at the same time. A recent study from the FDA shows that 97% of patients were able to eliminate the need for glasses at a distance and just use readers for near vision. Most AcrySoftToric patients enjoy sports, driving and watching TV without the need for glasses or contacts.
The AcrysoftRestor lens enables patient to see near, far or in between freeing the patient of reading glasses. The design of this lens which is tapered from the center allows for sharp, clear images at all distances. There is a toric version of the Restor lens for those patients who desire to correct their astigmatism and be free of reading glasses as well.
Crystalens enables the eye to focus continuously and seamlessly through a range of distances. Crystalens corrects distance vision while reducing your dependence on reading glasses. This lens is the first and only lens replacement that focuses like the eye’s natural lens, allowing for continuous vision by using the eye’s muscles to move the lens naturally in response to the brain’s desire to see at different distances.
Are Premium IOLs Right For Me?
If you answer “Yes” to any of these questions, you may be a candidate for intraocular lenses.
- Are you nearsighted, farsighted, or do you have an astigmatism?
- Do you want to greatly reduce dependency on reading glasses or contact lenses?
Frequently Asked Questions
Lens Implants for Night Driving
The Tecnis Aspheric IOL
This new technology provides Tecnis IOL patients with youthful, clear and crisp vision using wavefront lens technology. It corrects the optical imbalances that reduce contrast in our vision as we age. The major benefit of the lens is the increased contrast of vision in low-light situations such as night driving and the reduction of glare during the day. The functional improvement in night vision makes night driving safer because traffic hazards can be identified more easily.
Lifestyle Lens Implants Tecnic Lifestyle, Crystalens, and Restor IOLs
The Tecnis MF, Crystalens and ReSTOR implants are lifestyle intraocular lenses. We recommend these lenses for many of our patients who are undergoing cataract surgery in West Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Jupiter and Wellington, Florida. We also recommend these lenses for those who suffer from presbyopia (the need to wear reading glasses), and who want to eliminate wearing contact lenses and glasses. Though they work in different ways, these implants give IOL patients freedom from glasses by correcting both distance and near vision at the same time.
THE TECNIS ™ Lifestyle
The unique design of this implant reduces optical distortions by using Wavefront technology and optics that make it possible for Tecnis patients to have reading and distance vision in any light condition. The range of vision includes reading, intermediate, and distance vision. The results are superior to a standard lifestyle lens. 94% of patients that have had the lens implanted would choose the lens again!
Crystalens is a revolutionary breakthrough in vision enhancement. It is the first and only intraocular lens (IOL) replacement that focuses like the eye’s natural lens, allowing for continuous vision up close, far away and all distances in between. By using the eye’s muscle to move the lens backward and forwards naturally in response to the brain’s desire to see at different distances, Crystalens enables the eye to focus continuously and seamlessly through a range of distances. In fact, most of our Crystalens patients experience the same vision they had when they were younger, for most without the inconvenience of corrective lenses. Crystalens corrects distance vision while reducing your dependence on reading glasses.
The AcrySof ReSTOR IOL (intraocular lens) gives people the ability to see near, far or in between, often freeing them from the need for glasses. The optical design of the lens is tapered from the center to the outside with asphericity that allows for sharp, clear images at all distances. This means that our ReSTOR patients can enjoy a full range of vision without wearing their glasses.
Implantable Contact Lens
The Visian ICL (Implantable Collamer® Lens)
People who wish to avoid or are unable to undergo laser vision correction have yet another intraocular lens (IOL) alternative available at Katzen Eye Care & Laser Center. Implantable contact lenses (ICLs) are a safe and effective way to improve high amounts of nearsightedness and farsightedness.
The Visian ICL Implantable Collamer® Lens is a type of intraocular contact lens that is implanted between the iris and the natural lens.
Those who undergo the intraocular lens surgery with the Visian ICL obtain freedom from contact lenses and glasses. Dr. Katzen was the first surgeon to implant this lens.