Premium IOLs for Cataract Replacement
Wolstan & Goldberg Eye Associates is pleased to offer the Clareon® PanOptix Trifocal, Clareon® Vivity extended depth of field (EDOF), TECNIS Eyhance™ IOL, and Clareon® Toric intraocular lens (IOL) as advanced alternatives to the standard IOL replacement for cataracts. Unlike traditional IOLs, these lenses can eliminate or significantly reduce the need for correction by glasses, particularly reading glasses, after cataract surgery.
It is normal for most people to develop presbyopia and cataracts in their later years. After about the age of 40, the natural lens of the eye becomes increasingly inflexible, gradually reducing the quality of near vision and making reading glasses a necessity. This change is referred to as presbyopia. As years pass, the natural lens may also become cloudy. This change is called a cataract. There are many types of cataracts and most people, by the age of 70, require the natural lens to be replaced with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL).
The traditional artificial lens is a monofocal intraocular lens (IOL) that achieves good distance vision for most patients. However, many patients desire vision correction for near and intermediate vision without having to wear bifocal or trifocal glasses. Wolstan & Goldberg Eye Associates can offer alternative solutions to this traditional approach: the Clareon® PanOptix Trifocal, Clareon® Vivity extended depth of field (EDOF), TECNIS Eyhance™ IOL, and Clareon® Toric intraocular lens (IOL). There is no one lens implant that is “right” for everyone. Our surgeons will help you decide which option will do the most toward getting you to your goal vision.
PanOptix Trifocal Lens
The PanOptix trifocal lens is your vision as it was always meant to be. As the first and only trifocal lens in the United States, there have been over 100 million IOLs implanted so far. The biggest advantage of the PanOptix trifocal lens is that it provides excellent vision at all distances: near, far, and intermediate.
The PanOptix trifocal lens is an ideal IOL for those that want to be able to work on tasks that are an arm’s length away easily, like on a computer, reading a menu, or seeing the mirror while doing their makeup. It also provides flawless vision without blurry zones, brighter and more vivid colors, and even enhances your vision to give you clear, complete focus in all vision ranges.
For patients that don’t want to wear glasses after cataract surgery, the PanOptix lens is an excellent choice. In a clinical study, 129 patients were asked about their experience with the PanOptix lens.
- 99% of people who chose the PanOptix Lens would choose the same lens again if given the choice
- 98% of those with the PanOptix Lens would recommend it to their friends and family
- 80.5% of people with the PanOptix trifocal lens said that within the last week, they never had to wear glasses to see
Tecnis® Intraocular Lens (multifocal)
The Tecnis® IOL is another exciting option for the treatment of both cataracts and presbyopia. This new implant, approved by the FDA in 2009, uses diffractive rings on its posterior surface to maximize clear images at all ranges of vision. It also has an aspheric optic design engineered to reduce the spherical aberration of an average cornea. The unique difference of the Tecnis® IOL is the diffractive rings run very close to the optic’s center and then continue out toward the periphery through the entire lens. As a result the multifocal effect of the lens is more independent of the pupil size.
Clareon® Vivity IOL
The Clareon® Vivity IOL is another option to enhance your vision. The Clareon® Vivity IOL is a great option for people who want to improve their intermediate and functional near vision. With this lens, a persons can adequately reading a text message, newspaper, or a menu.
The Clareon® Vivity IOL allows to you see well at an arm’s length distance, but you may still need reading glasses for up-close tasks or to read fine print. Another IOL may be a better choice for you if you have autoimmune conditions or regular eye infections.
Clareon® Toric IOL (for astigmatism)
In order to see a clear image, light rays must pass through a perfectly round cornea to sharply focus in one spot on your retina.
However, some people are born with a condition called astigmatism. This means that the cornea is oblong rather than round, shaped more like a football than a basketball, and causes the light to focus on the retina in a line instead of a point.
Astigmatism may distort vision to appear like the right side of the illustration below. To achieve clear vision like the left side of the illustration, glasses or contacts are necessary.
In the past, patients with astigmatism who had traditional cataract surgery would still experience blurred distance vision. They would still need glasses or contact lenses because the lens replacement could not change their astigmatism. Recently, the FDA approved a monofocal IOL called the Clareon® Toric IOL that can now correct both the cataract and astigmatism simultaneously. The unique design of the Clareon® Toric IOL makes it possible for the eye surgeons to provide QUALITY distance vision for patients with astigmatism, independent of eyeglasses and contact lenses.
TECNIS® Symfony IOL (multifocal lens with astigmatism correction)
Wolstan & Goldberg Eye Associates is very excited to be one of the first practices in the South Bay to offer the Tecnis Symfony lens implant. It is currently the only lens available that can simultaneously correct both presbyopia and astigmatism, giving patients higher quality vision for both distance and up-close reading. The Tecnis Symfony IOL was designed to provide excellent vision at every distance – so there is no worry of trading one for the other.
Light Adjustable Lens
The Light Adjustable Lens revolutionizes vision correction by offering a customizable solution that allows for precise fine-tuning of your vision after cataract surgery. At Wolstan & Goldberg Eye Associates, we proudly embrace this cutting-edge technology, providing our patients with the opportunity to experience optimal visual outcomes.
What is the Light Adjustable Lens?
The Light Adjustable Lens is a new and advanced intraocular lens, also known as an IOL, that is used to replace your natural lens during cataract surgery. What sets the Light Adjustable Lens apart is its unique ability to be adjusted after cataract surgery, allowing for precise fine-tuning of your vision.
Using a specialized ultraviolet (UV) light treatment, the Light Adjustable Lens can be customized to achieve your desired visual clarity after cataract surgery. If you want to truly personalize your vision after cataract surgery, the Light Adjustable Lens may be an excellent choice for you.
How Does the Light Adjustable Lens Work?
After you have healed from cataract surgery, you will return to your eye doctor’s office for a series of light treatments with the Light Delivery Device. This is when the remarkable capabilities of the Light Adjustable Lens will come to life, allowing you to test and refine your vision after cataract surgery.
The photosensitive material inside the lens responds to a specific wavelength of ultraviolet (UV) light emitted by the Light Delivery Device, triggering chemical changes that fine-tune the prescription. This gradual process empowers you to personalize and optimize your vision.
Before the light treatment session, your eyes will be dilated. The treatment session only takes a few minutes.
After the treatment, you will be able to return home and test drive your new vision. You may need to have a few light treatment sessions to reach your desired vision outcome.
Once you are happy with your vision, your eye doctor will lock in the new prescription to secure the adjustment in place.
Can the Light Adjustable Lens Correct Astigmatism?
The unique design of the Light Adjustable Lens allows eye doctors to fine-tune and modify the lens prescription, not only for nearsightedness and farsightedness but also for astigmatism. This means that those with astigmatism can benefit from the customized adjustments provided by Light Adjustable Lenses, leading to clearer and sharper vision.
By effectively addressing a variety of refractive errors, these lenses offer a comprehensive solution for individuals seeking optimal vision correction after cataract surgery.
How Does the Light Adjustable Lens Compare to Other IOLs?
The Light Adjustable Lens offers several advantages compared to other intraocular lenses. Of course, its key benefit is that it can be adjusted after cataract surgery, providing a personalized and precise vision correction solution.
The Light Adjustable Lens is unlike any other IOL available and is the most precise technology on the market. By choosing the Light Adjustable Lens, you are able to have greater control of your vision outcome.
How Do I Know if the Light Adjustable Lens is Right For Me?
The best way to determine if the Light Adjustable Lens is right for you is to schedule an appointment with your eye doctor at Wolstan & Goldberg Eye Associates. During this appointment, your eye doctor will ask you about your vision goals and lifestyle to determine if this lens may be the best option for you.
The Light Adjustable Lens is often recommended for those who desire the opportunity to fully customize their vision after cataract surgery. However, the Light Adjustable Lens may not be suitable for everyone.
Your eye doctor will discuss the potential benefits, risks, and limitations of the Light Adjustable Lens, help guide you in making an informed decision, and determine if this advanced technology aligns with your visual goals and expectations.
Do you want to learn more about the Light Adjustable Lens or determine if this IOL may be right for you? Schedule an appointment at Wolstan & Goldberg in Torrance, CA, today!