When a cataract interferes with someone’s usual activities, the cloudy lens can be replaced with a clear, artificial lens, called an intraocular lens (IOL). This outpatient procedure is safe and very successful at restoring clear vision. In fact, it is the most frequently performed procedure for optical surgeons in the United States at over 3 million cases a year. Cataract correction will bring clear distance vision, but some degree of presbyopia (nearsightedness) can develop meaning patients will occasionally need to wear reading glasses.
Modern advances mean you can have more than just relief from blurry vision due to cataracts. The latest technology can correct for additional issues to reduce your dependence on eyeglasses or contacts after cataract correction. That’s why Northwest Eye Surgeons gives you the most lens choices for your cataract solutions. We offer Toric, the new Multifocal Toric, and AcrySof ReSTOR lenses.
Almost one in three candidates for cataract surgery have astigmatism that contributes to blurred vision. Toric IOLs are split into sections of varying correction which are oriented to counteract the asymmetrical power of the astigmatism; significantly reducing your dependence on glasses after surgery.
The AcrySof ReSTOR lens doesn’t settle for standard vision. This IOL is designed for cataract patients with presbyopia (farsightedness). The innovative structure of the lens creates zones of vision that blend seamlessly to ensure clear focus at a wide range of distances.
For the best of both worlds, there’s the new Multifocal Toric IOL. A combination of presbyopia and astigmatism correcting features create a 3-in-1 solution to treat more than just your cataract. Enjoy clear vision close up, far away, and everywhere in between.
Northwest Eye Surgeons has the best, most experienced surgeons in Columbus, OH. If you are tired of living with blurry and dull vision brought on by cataracts, call our office today to schedule your consultation!