TORIC AND MULTIFOCAL LENSES FOR CATARACT SURGERY IN COLUMBUS, OHIO

Cataract Treatment

Age is the cause of any number of physical ailments. Not even your eyes can escape aging which is why people develop cataracts. The outer surface of your eye is called the cornea; behind this sit the iris and pupil which work together to let in different amounts of light, which is then focused and filtered through the lens. The lens of our eye may gradually become cloudy, which can cause obstructed vision and at times scatter light as it enters the eye, resulting in blurriness that glasses cannot improve. Often these changes begin in your early forties and fifties, but do not become noticeable until sixty or older.

Over 90%of patients have a cataract by the age of 65, and 50% of patients ages 75 to 85 have lost some vision due to their cataract. While cataracts are rarely dangerous, they are progressive, so after a number of years they will likely affect your vision enough for you to consider cataract surgery. Risk factors that raise your likelihood for cataracts including diabetes, hypertension, obesity, smoking, hormone replacement therapy, significant alcohol consumption, and high myopia (nearsightedness).

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.

Toric
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.

AcrySof ReSTOR
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.

Multifocal Toric
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!

OVER 65

By age 65, over 90 percent of people have a cataract and half of the people between the ages of 75 and 85 have lost some vision due to a cataract.


CLOUDED VISION

The lens of our eye can gradually become cloudy, which can cause obstruction and at times scatter light as it enters the eye, resulting in blurred vision that glasses cannot improve.

PREMIUM LENSES

Here at Northwest Eye Surgeons, we offer LensX, which is premium lenses and bifocal lenses, along with Toric lenses for astigmatisms.


BLURRED VISION

Many people experience blurred vision even with glasses, and it sometimes isn’t even noticeable until you reach your sixties.


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