Premium Cataract Lenses Offer New Options

Cataract surgery is one of the most common surgeries in the U.S. During surgery, the natural lens of the eye, which has become clouded by the cataract, is removed. A new artificial lens, or intracolar lens (IOL), is put in its place.

Originally, IOLs restored vision but had only one focal length—the patient and the doctor determined what was best for the individual, and then corrective lenses were used to allow the patient to see at other distances. Today, however, technology has advanced so that premium IOLs can allow the patient to see at different focal lengths, much like a natural lens.

In some cases, patients don’t need glasses after cataract surgery using a premium IOL.

DiStefano Eye Center offers patients a number of premium lens options. This, combined with our laser-assisted cataract surgery techniques, help us produce the optimum outcome for our patients throughout Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia.

Through our offices in Chattanooga and Cleveland, we offer premium lens options including:

Tecnis® multifocal lens

The advanced TECNIS® Multifocal is an implantable lens that restores vision after cataract surgery and corrects presbyopia (the need for reading glasses). It delivers results superior to those of a standard multifocal lens and offers an excellent chance to become spectacle independent.

Acrysof® IQ ReSTOR® IOL

For most patients this implantable lens delvers excellent near, intermediate and distance vision, potentially without the need for reading glasses or bifocals in a variety of lighting conditions.

Crystalens® accommodating intraocular lens

the first presbyopia correcting IOL introduced into the United States market and is currently the only FDA-approved accommodating IOL.

The accommodative IOL is a third type of replacement lens. It has a hinge designed to work with your eye muscles, allowing the lens to move forward as the eye focuses on near objects and backward as the eye focuses on distant objects. This movement allows you to focus clearly at different distances.

Want to know more about premium lens options for cataract surgery? Click here and contact us, or call us at 423-648-3937. We can explain each lens option to you, and provide you with the information you need to determine what’s right for you.