Studies show newer style intraocular lenses implanted at the time of cataract surgery offer many advantages for those withing independence from the use of glasses. One recent study involving over 2000 patients showed significant visual improvements for both near and intermediate vision (computer vision) for all three of the newest style intraocular lenses. While all three of these lenses offer greater spectacle independence for those who wish to be independent of glasses, these lenses do have different, unique characteristics. For instance two of these lenses, the ReStor and the Tecnis multifocal are diffractive lenses that have both near and distance components ground into the lens. The Crystalens on the other hand has only a single distance focus ground into the lens. The ablility to see at both near and at intermediate distances occurs when this very soft, flexible lens bows forward as you focus on close objects.
The Board Certified surgeons at North Shore Eye Care understand that most patients have their own individual requirements and desires and can help you determine which lens is best for you. At North Shore Eye Care we are committed to insuring that our patients receive not just the safest surgery they can have, but that they also receive the very finest quality of vision.