Multifocal Near Vision Presbyopia Lens Implants (IOL) for Vision Correction After Cataract Surgery - Crystalens® - ReSTOR® - Tecnis® - ReZoom™

Reviewed by:

Jason Jacobs, MD & Paul Koch, MD

Multifocal Lens Implants that are Near Vision Presbyopia Correcting IOL's provide excellent vision after Cataract Surgery at the full range of distances- far or distance vision, arms length or intermediate vision and up close near vision.

Depending on your specific vision requirements, there are different types of presbyopia correcting lens implants that may be selected. These include the ReZoom™ Lens Implant (IOL), the AcrySof® ReSTOR® Lens Implant (IOL), the Tecnis® Multifocal (IOL) and the Crystalens® Lens Implant (IOL). Each of these Lens Implants or Intraocular Lenses (IOL) works in a different way to help you achieve your vision correction goals of being able to see at a variety of distances after Cataract Surgery-without being dependent on eyeglasses, bifocals or reading glasses.

ReZoom lens implantReSTOR Lens Implants

Crystalens Lens Implants

Your Cataract Surgeon and the staff will be able to suggest which one will help you achieve your vision correction goals after Cataract Surgery. Presbyopia correcting lens implants correct both your distance vision and your presbyopia after cataract surgery. For the vast majority of patients, having a near vision presbyopia correcting lens implant means that you will be able to see at distance and up close without being dependent on eyeglasses.

So, patients choosing to have a presbyopia correcting lens implant will likely find that they can drive, watch television, play golf and keep score, read a menu, play cards or do crafts-without the need for glasses. Patients choosing this type of lens implant typically experience a greater overall freedom from glasses allowing them to participate in most everyday activities without dependence on, or the hassle of glasses.

It is important to note however that near vision presbyopia correcting lens implants may not be right for everyone. There are certain medical and eye health criteria that must first be met in order for you to be a good candidate. In fact there are certain eye conditions such as Age Related Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy and Epiretinal Membranes that may preclude you from having a near vision presbyopia correcting lens implant and achieving the best possible results. Your Cataract Surgeon will evaluate you and make the most appropriate recommendations.

As with any surgical procedure, there are always risks as well as benefits. During your visit to your Cataract Surgeon they will perform a cataract examination and then arrange your cataract surgery scheduling. In addition, their staff will then spend the time necessary to review the everyday activities that are most important to you-and whether being independent of glasses for those activities is something that you would like to achieve. As you prepare for your Cataract Consultation it will be helpful if you begin thinking about what those activities are so that you can discuss them and explore them with the staff.

If you decide to have a near vision presbyopia correcting lens implant, the staff will make sure to review your questions and fully explain any additional fees related to the presbyopia lens implant that you might be responsible for. Medicare and most insurance covers the cost of the cataract surgery, the surgical facility fee for cataract surgery, the surgical fee for cataract surgery-but not the cost of the presbyopia correcting lens and its implantation. In most cases, Medicare or the insurance provider asks the Cataract Surgeon to bill you for the additional cost of the necessary testing, the lens itself and its implantation. The staff will be pleased to review any costs as well arrange easy affordable monthly payments to fit your budget, should you decide that the near vision presbyopia correcting lens implant is the best choice.

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AcrySof®ReSTOR® is a registered trademark of Alcon, Inc., ReZoom™ and Technis® are registered trademarks of
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