Advanced Technology Intraocular Lens Options
Multifocal Lenses: Youthful Vision for Cataract Patients
The TECNIS® Multifocal and Alcon ReSTOR® lenses represent breakthrough technology because of their unique optic design which may allow patients to experience the highest level of freedom from glasses. Multifocal lenses use complementary technology to allow patients to experience a full range of high quality vision without the need for reading glasses or bifocals, even in low lighting conditions. During some of the clinical trials in the US, the results were impressive:
- Nearly 9 out of 10 patients NEVER wear glasses
- Nearly 90% of patients are able to function comfortably without glasses at ALL distances
- Nearly 94% would choose to have the procedure done again
Toric (Astigmatism Correcting) Intraocular Lenses
Many eyes have an astigmatic shape. Much like a football surface has two curves in comparison to a basketball surface which has only one uniform curvature, an eye with astigmatism has more than one shape of optical curvature. This results in blurring of images at all distances unless corrected by glasses, contacts, or surgery. Astigmatism is now routinely corrected simultaneously with cataract surgery. Moderate to severe amounts of astigmatism are best treated with a toric (astigmatism correcting) lens implant such as the TECNIS® toric or AcrySof® IQ toric lenses. Lower amounts may be treated with precise astigmatism correcting laser incisions using the LenSx laser.
Drs. Hester and Groat, the surgeons of Live Oak Ophthalmology, are highly experienced in the use of these premium intraocular lenses. Call today for a cataract consultation at (910) 251-8200.
At Live Oak Ophthalmology, we want you to put your vision first without worrying about your wallet, and we offer flexible payment options including CareCredit®. This medical credit card is designed for the health, beauty, and wellness needs that insurance plans do not cover, and we make this option available to patients who qualify so they can improve their vision and their quality of life. CareCredit® is currently accepted at over 175,000 providers nationwide, and we accept CareCredit® for both Bladeless LASIK Surgery and Lifestyle Lenses. To find out more information about CareCredit® or to apply for this convenient and easy payment option, click here.