TECNIS Multifocal, TECNIS Symfony, ReSTOR, Crystalens and Trulign are lifestyle lens implants that have demonstrated effectiveness in improving near, intermediate and distance vision in FDA clinical trials. We believe these advanced lens implants provide excellent vision quality to those weighing lens choice options. We will discuss which lens will be best-suited for your vision needs during your Lens Consultation.
The AMO Tecnis® multifocal IOL uses concentric zones to create multifocal vision. Diffractive rings start very close to the center of the lens and then continue out toward the periphery, with an increasing distance between the rings. This design performs well regardless of pupil size, providing excellent near vision even in the presence of relatively small pupils.
The Tecnis implant was designed with an aspheric shape to correct for certain, more complex vision errors, known as higher-order aberrations, which helps improve contrast sensitivity and vision quality, particularly at night.
The TECNIS Symfony uses the same material and design as the TECNIS multifocal IOL, but provides extended depth of focus for excellent distance through intermediate vision, and very good near vision. Unique to Symfony is a combination of spherical shape and z-shaped ring structure that elongate the focus area, rather than splitting and dispersing light. This improves contrast sensitivity versus other multifocal IOLs. The Symfony implant also has astigmatism correction engineered directly into the IOL, allowing single-surgery correction for both improved range of vision and astigmatism management.
The ReSTOR +3 D Multifocal Toric, the newest combination multifocal/toric lens implant, earned FDA approval in December 2016. The multifocal correction is etched on the front surface of the lens, while astigmatism correction is placed on the back surface. Together, this lens provides a broad range of vision, and the strongest near vision solution of available implants. The trade-off is slightly more halos around lights at night, and a slight compromise to distance vision in low light, so discussion of the best lens choice for you is important with Dr. Zimm.
The Bausch & Lomb Crystalens® accommodating lens is designed to restore the eye’s accommodative ability, which is gradually reduced as presbyopia progresses. Crystalens has hinges on both sides of the IOL so it can be moved more easily by the ciliary muscle, allowing the eye to focus more naturally at a greater range of distances than traditional IOLs.
The Crystalens AO provides excellent intermediate and distance vision, and enables brief focus on menus, price tags and caller ID. For the avid reader or those that require crisp near vision for prolonged periods, the ReSTOR or Tecnis may provide greater satisfaction.
The Bausch & Lomb Trulign™ accommodating lens was designed with astigmatism-correcting properties engineered into the lens optics. Trulign makes it possible to correct presbyopia and astigmatism in a single procedure.
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