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Accommodating Lens Implants
Providing a wider range of clear vision without glasses.
During your cataract surgery, your natural, cloudy lens is removed and replaced with a new, implantable intraocular lens (IOL). A standard IOL implant will restore your vision, but it will be limited to a single focal point, and you will need glasses for many daily activities.
The FDA-approved accommodating lens, Crystalens, uses the natural focusing ability of your eye to restore your vision in a more natural way.
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How does the Accommodating IOL work?
As we change our focus from distance to near, the natural human lens moves within the eye. That is why young people can see very fine print without glasses. This ability is lost with age and our range of vision diminishes, particularly at near, thus necessitating reading glasses.
The Crystalens is designed to slightly and imperceptibly move and flex in response to your natural focusing muscles inside the eye, allowing it to change power or accommodate, thus restoring some of this reading vision.
The two-year clinical trial that supported the FDA approval of the Crystalens indicated that 92% of the people enrolled in the study (implanted bilaterally) could see 20/25 or better at distance, 96% could see 20/20 at arm's length and 73% could see 20/25 at near without glasses or contact lenses.
What is more exciting is that 98% of these people could pass their driver’s test, 100% could see their computer and dashboard, read the prices in the supermarket or put on their makeup, and 98% could read the telephone book or newspaper, all without glasses or contact lenses.
Most patients achieve a large degree of spectacle-independence for distance and intermediate vision and only use glasses for reading.
Schedule a Consultation today! Find out if you are a candidate from the Vision Correction Specialist.
You don’t want to decide on a Cataract treatment without learning all of the facts. Your eyes are as unique as your fingerprints, and you’ll want to consult a specialist to help you decide on the best way to preserve your vision.
At MVI, our Vision Correction Specialists will give you a thorough examination and explain all of your options, so that you can make an informed decision about the right solution for you.
We would love to have you be one of our thousands of happy, cataract-free patients.