High Quality Vision at All Distances is Now Possible for Cataract Patients
During cataract surgery in Florence, SC, your cloudy lens is removed and a new Intraocular Lens (IOL) is inserted. In the past, patients had only one option, but today you are in control of how your vision will change after cataract surgery. Replacement lens options include:
Intraocular Lens (IOL) Comparison Chart
Carolinas Center For Sight, P.C. is now offering the AcrySof IQ Vivity intraocular lens to patients with cataracts.
What is the Vivity IOL?
The Vivity lens is the first and only non-diffractive extended depth of focus (EDOF) IOL on the market. It delivers vision that's the same quality as a monofocal lens at a distance, excellent intermediate distance, and functional near vision.
Vivity is perfect if you want to complete tasks that are at an arm's length away. These include things like reading, looking at your phone, or spending time on the computer.
How Does Vivity Work?
Many premium IOLs are diffractive lenses. This means that they split light as it comes into the lens. This diffraction creates visual disturbances like starbursts, glare, and halos.
Vivity does not have this problem. Instead, it uses a new technology called X-WAVE technology to eliminate these visual disturbances. It even keeps vision clear from aberrations while driving at night.
X-WAVE technology features two smooth surface transition elements. These elements allow you to transition between different refractive powers without common disturbances.
They do this by stretching and shifting the light without splitting it. Additionally, the Vivity lens uses a protective light filter to keep your eyes from getting damaged from the sun's harmful UV rays and blue light.
Does Vivity Correct Astigmatism?
Yes. Vivity is available in a toric lens version. This means you can correct astigmatism during cataract surgery.
What Can You Expect When You Get Vivity IOLs?
Vivity will provide you with clear vision when you're looking at far and medium distances. It will also offer functional near sight, meaning you can read the paper or your phone, but you may need reading glasses to see small labels.
Why Should You Choose Vivity?
Ninety plus percent of Vivity users are satisfied with their lens and would recommend it to a friend. In many cases, the Vivity IOL is providing patients with the best eyesight of their lives. Vivity gives you vision without limits!
Want to learn more about this IOL? Schedule a cataract screening at Carolinas Center For Sight, P.C. today!
How Cataract Surgery Can Affect Reading Vision
Most people over age 40 begin to experience the effects of presbyopia: difficulty seeing up close without the aid of reading glasses, bifocals or trifocals. This age-related condition is due to a hardening of the lens inside the eye, making it difficult for the eye’s muscles to change the shape of the lens and produce a change in focus.
Multifocal IOLs can remedy both cataracts and reading vision. Also known as Lifestyle Lenses, the full range of vision provided by these lenses allows you to read and see clearly in the distance, at near and at most distances in-between, with little or no dependence on glasses or contact lenses. It is almost like having a bifocal or progressive lens inside your eye instead of bifocals resting on your nose.
This is a 10-15 minute procedure that is performed on one eye at a time. If you have cataracts in both eyes, you will be asked to return for the second procedure after your first eye has healed, approximately 2 weeks later.
Lens Implants Without Cataracts
If you do not have cataracts, but wearing glasses, reading glasses or contacts are a significant problem for you, a procedure called Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) can be used to remove your clear lens and replace it with a multifocal IOL.