Crystalens® is an exciting option that can be used to replace a natural lens clouded by cataracts. A type of intraocular lens (IOL), Crystalens is unique in its ability to correct cataracts and presbyopia, an age-related vision disorder that can make close-up work blurry and more difficult to perform.
Crystalens is the only FDA approved accommodating IOL. Accommodating means that Crystalens works with your eye’s natural focusing mechanism to move and change shape, enabling it to act in the exact same manner as your natural lens. This gives Crystalens a clear advantage over other IOLs that cannot provide accommodation and will generally necessitate a continued use of prescription eyewear. However, even with Crystalens, it may be necessary to continue to wear reading glasses. This will be discussed with you during your initial consultation.
Crystalens Statistics at a Glance
According to an FDA study:
- 98.4 percent of patients studied were able to read newspapers without eyeglasses after the placement of Crystalens
- 98.4 percent of patients achieved vision of 20/40 or better with Crystalens
- 100 percent of patients were able to read email and work on the computer without glasses after receiving Crystalens
There is no guarantee that your cataract surgery will have the same results, but with Crystalens, your chance of living a life free of glasses is greatly increased.
To learn more about Crystalens in or around Winston-Salem, Greensboro, or Kernersville, North Carolina, please contact Summit Eye Care to schedule an initial consultation Dr. Khemsara today.