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  • Intraocular Lenses
    Crystalens, ReSTOR, Tecnis, Toric

    Delray Eye Associates is proud to offer the latest, state-of-the-art intraocular lens implants (IOLs) to their patients who undergo cataract surgery and refractive lens exchange (RLE). These lenses include Crystalens, Trulign, ReSTOR, Tecnis Multifocal and Toric. When implanted during cataract surgery or refractive lens exchange, these lenses provide patients with improved vision, thus reducing or eliminating their need for corrective eyewear such as eyeglasses or contact lenses.

    Delray Eye Associates, P.A. is proud to have Dr. Steven Rosenfeld, Dr. Daniel Jewelewicz, Dr. Marc Winnick, and Dr. Mark Werner providing premium IOLs for our patients.

    Courtesy of the American Academy of Ophthalmology

    Courtesy of the American Academy of Ophthalmology

    Intraocular Lens Procedureslens

    Intraocular lenses can be implanted during cataract surgery or refractive lens exchange.

    Cataract surgery is performed when the patient’s natural lens has become clouded with protein deposits to the extent that vision is severely impaired. During the surgery, the natural lens is removed and replaced with an intraocular lens, thus removing the vision-impairing cataracts. The new lens implant can help to correct refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia, the loss of reading vision that occurs with age.

    Refractive lens exchange (RLE) is performed in patients who are free of cataracts or have early cataracts and elect to have their natural lenses removed and replaced with intraocular lenses in order to correct their refractive errors. RLE can also be performed in patients who are not good candidates for laser vision correction, such as LASIK and PRK. RLE can be performed to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism or presbyopia.

    Intraocular Lenses Offered by Delray Eye Associates, P.A.

    Delray Eye Associates offers several types of IOLs, each of which has distinct features to meet the specific needs of each  patient.

    Crystalens is the only accommodating lens approved by the FDA in the United States. As an accommodating lens, it works by moving in the eye to accommodate, or focus, at near and far objects. In this way, it provides some ability to focus on closer objects such as the computer.

    ReSTOR is an aspheric multifocal lens. Unlike Crystalens, ReSTOR has concentric rings that work by providing alternating near and far focus zones. In this way, it allows patients to see clearly both near and far. It can also be used for presbyopia correction.

    Tecnis Multifocal is also an aspheric multifocal IOL. Traditional monofocal lenses have a spherical shape. However, research has shown that aspheric lenses such as Tecnis Multifocal more closely approximate the eye’s natural lens, thereby producing clearer vision. Tecnis Multifocal is considered especially effective at improving night vision.

    Toric is an astigmatism-correcting IOL. Astigmatism occurs when the cornea’s curvature is different in one meridian compared to another. Standard monofocal IOLs do not correct astigmatism. Research has shown that patients with astigmatism who receive Toric lenses experience greater vision improvement results without glasses compared to those who receive traditional IOLs.

    Trulign lenses employ the same technology as the Crystalens, providing intermediate-distance vision as well as distance vision. In addition, the Trulign lens may correct astigmatism. This is the first available option in the United States to provide near-focusing ability and treat astigmatism.

    The Tecnis Symfony Toric Lens is now available as a multifocal option for patients receiving toric lens implants.

     

    Your Candidacy for IOL Surgerydirector-of-imaging

    If you are considering cataract surgery or refractive lens exchange, please contact Delray Eye Associates and schedule a thorough eye exam with one of our cataract surgeons to discuss your goals and concerns. Depending on your eye health and other factors, your surgeon will determine your candidacy for surgery and recommend the best intraocular lens to meet your individual needs.

    By receiving implantable lenses such as Crystalens, ReSTOR, Tecnis Multifocal or Toric, you may be able to experience vastly improved vision at all distances with decreased dependence on glasses, allowing you to drive more safely at night, see street signs, follow the golf ball as well as work the crossword puzzle without glasses.

    Call Delray Eye Associates, P.A. today at (561) 498-8100 or (561) 734-0267 to schedule a personal consultation and begin your journey toward better vision.