Serving Dallas, Fort Worth, and Surrounding Areas in Texas – Presbyopia and Cataracts Solutions – Advanced Technology Intraocular Lens Implants (IOL\’s)
A life without glasses or bifocals for most patients with presbyopia, cataracts, or those in their late 40’s and older, is mostly a dream. Today, that dream is becoming a reality for most patients. Revolutionary lens implant technology is designed to allow patients to see clearly at all distances, with little to no need for reading glasses or bifocals. “Advanced Technology IOL’s” deliver the highest level of glasses-free vision available for patients with presbyopia or cataracts.
Candidates for “Advanced Technology Lens Implants”
We are proud to offer the Crystalens® AO, ReSTOR®, and TECNIS® Multifocal “Advanced Technology Lens Implants” at our Irving office which serves the Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas area. These revolutionary implants help our presbyopia and cataract patients’ achieve vision at distances near and far with minimal use of glasses or contacts.
Patients with some degree of nearsightedness or farsightedness, who are in their late 40’s or older, are the best candidates for “Advanced Technology IOL”. Most people’s near vision remains functional until sometime into their forties. At that time, the eye’s natural crystalline lens begins to gradually thicken and harden, making it difficult for the muscles in the eye to automatically focus the lens. This is known as “presbyopia” and it happens to everyone at some point, most typically people who are in their forties. Presbyopia’s earliest symptom is difficulty seeing things up close. Presbyopia is most commonly treated with reading glasses or bifocal lenses. An “Advanced Technology Lens Implant” procedure can help to reduce the need for reading glasses or bifocal lenses.
Individuals in their late 40s or older with extreme levels of nearsightedness or farsightedness may be better candidates for “Advanced Technology Lens Implants” than for laser vision correction with LASIK. A complete evaluation will be completed to determine your goals and options for vision correction.
Other excellent candidates for “Advanced Technology Lens Implants” may be patients who have cataracts. More than 50 percent of people over the age of 60, and a large percentage of those younger, have vision that is impaired by cataracts. Cataracts are so common that everyone will eventually develop a cataract if they live long enough. Vision loss from cataracts is gradual, which is why many patients have difficulty noticing the early symptoms. The length of time for a cataract to develop can vary from a few months to several years. Patients with cataracts usually describe a blurring or clouding of their vision, and in later stages may describe it as seeing through a piece of wax paper. Currently, there is no medical treatment to reverse or prevent the development of cataracts. Once they form, there is only one way to achieve clear vision again, and that is to surgically remove the cloudy natural crystalline lens of the eye, and replace it with a lens implant.
Inserting a standard single vision intraocular lens implant will only focus the eye in one position, such as distance, and the patient will need glasses for their near and intermediate work. However, using an “Advanced Technology Lens Implant” can minimize the need for reading glasses or other corrective lenses.
Contact Tylock Eye Care & Laser Center serving the Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas area. Patients who have presbyopia or cataracts can experience improved vision with the Crystalens® AO, ReSTOR®, and TECNIS® Multifocal intraocular lenses implants.