As individuals are becoming more focused on their screens, eye-strain and resulting damage to vision are becoming rampant. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, nearly two million patients undergo cataract surgeries, and 50 million individuals are projected to develop cataracts in the United States by 2050. More people are contracting cataracts at a younger age over time. As such, there are many methods of treating the condition and they each use their own technologies. One of these technologies is known as TECNIS® Multifocal lenses, an alternative to traditional mono-focal intraocular lenses (IOLs). At Live Oak Ophthalmology in Wilmington, NC, we have this alternative lens readily available.
What is Cataracts?
Cataracts are a common affliction of the eyes where one’s lens becomes cloudy. This leads to discolored vision, foggy vision, or distortion and ghost images. Cataracts surgeries try to replace this lens to restore clear vision.
Why TECNIS® Multifocal?
Traditional lenses like the mono-focal IOLs restore far distance vision but are limited in their ability at remedying near vision. Patients often have to resort to a pair of glasses to accommodate. TECNIS® Multifocal lens technology provides a full range of vision, designed to provide near and distant viewing. The lens treats cataracts and restores much of one’s lost vision under any lighting condition via the use of multiple focal points. This is, by far, the best option for restoring vision to the fullest extent possible.
Should I Take Advantage of This Lens?
TECNIS® Multifocal is surgical, but it follows the same principles of traditional cataracts surgeries. They are known to be safe. Millions of patients take advantage of cataract surgery every year. The advantages of this lens outweigh almost all other lenses used in similar procedures.
Much like any surgical procedure, it is always recommended to consult a trained professional before deciding. Make an appointment at Live Oak Ophthalmology in Wilmington, NC to get started. Contact us today for a consultation!