Intraocular Implant Lenses
If you are interested in new premium lenses, you have more choices than ever now. These new lenses can limit your reliance on eyeglasses and...
If you are interested in new premium lenses, you have more choices than ever now. These new lenses can limit your reliance on eyeglasses and perhaps eliminate them entirely.
“Dr. Kamat is always very professional but treats you as a person and not just a "patient". He listens to any concerns and gives explanations in language you can understand.” - Eileen A.
On our team are highly competent eye surgeons including myself who can evaluate your qualifications for lenses or need for cataract surgery and answer any questions you may have. Call or fill out the easy form right here on this site. We’ll be in touch right away.
Seriously, if you are interested in becoming less dependent on glasses, make an appointment. Not everyone is a candidate and occasionally your need for glasses won’t go away completely. Also, keep in mind that premium lenses are not always covered completely by insurance companies or Medicare so there could be an extra charge for these implants. But in so many cases I see, the cost is well worth it.
Multi-Focal Lens – Restor® Lens
Using apodization, diffraction and refraction technologies, the ReSTOR® lens is much better than replacement lenses (IOLs). Because ReSTOR lenses give you comprehensive focusing power, you will be able to see in all kinds of light and from all distances. That includes noon as well as midnight, near or far, and in all places and conditions. Close to 80% of patients who have the ReSTOR® lens don’t need glasses or contact lenses after surgery.
Multi-Focal Lens – Tecnis® Iol
The Tecnis® IOL is made by Pfizer Inc., and was designed to offer cataract surgery patients the kind of vision reserved only for the young. These lenses improve safety because they give you night vision and reduce aberrations, or that kind of scattering of light common after cataract surgery.
Originally approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2002, the lenses received further approval in 2004 as a driving aid. This happened after testing drivers over age 65 who had silicone Tecnis lenses and were able to recognize objects faster which improved their braking response time. They were able to stop almost 60 feet shorter than drivers wearing traditional acrylic lenses.
Astigmatic Lens – Toric Lens
If you have cataracts along with an astigmatism you might be interested in the AcrySof® Toric lens. This premium lens will fix both conditions at the same time.
This is the first FDA-approved accommodating lens. Crystalens® is a new cataract replacement lens (IOL) that works naturally with the muscles in your eye. After cataract surgery, this lens can help to retain your eye’s ability to "accommodate," or shift focus between near and far. With other IOLs, you can lose this ability and require corrective measures such as glasses or contact lenses. Crystalens takes care of both cataracts and presbyopia.
This flexible silicone Crystalens hinges so it can adjust with the eye’s muscles and move seamlessly.
I can implant the Crystalens using the same, nearly risk-free cataract surgery techniques as with other IOLs. Most people with cataracts or who have had corneal refractive surgery and retained good eye health are acceptable candidates for Crystalens implantation. However, I must warn those who have already had cataract surgery that Crystalens may not be right for you. Anyone with other eye health issues such as chronic infections or diabetes may not be a candidate for these lenses as well.