At Alliance Vision Institute, our ophthalmologists understand that every patient’s eyes and lifestyles are unique, which is why we believe in personalizing our treatments to fit every patient’s needs. For our cataract surgery patients in Fort Worth/Ft. Worth/Dallas/DFW, this means offering a wide range of advanced intraocular lens (IOL) options. From multifocal IOLs, to IOLs that can correct astigmatism and presbyopia, to the revolutionary Light Adjustable Lens™ that can improve vision at all ranges, we are able to offer patients increased visual freedom no matter where life takes them.
During cataract surgery, an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) is used to replace the natural lens of the eye. The basic IOL option is a single focus lens, which can restore clear vision after cataracts and can also improve distance vision. Basic IOLs are usually covered by insurance, but it is likely that patients who receive a basic IOL will still need to wear corrective lenses for near and intermediate vision or to correct astigmatism.
For patients who are interested in reducing or even eliminating their dependence on glasses and contacts, we offer advanced IOLs that can correct vision at a range of distances. Advanced IOLs may also be a good option for patients who don’t have cataracts but who wish to pursue visual freedom with an identical procedure called refractive lens exchange (RLE).
Our multifocal vision packages can help you see clearly across a range of distances. Rather than focusing solely on nearby or distant vision, these options allow for greater clarity at two or more customizable focuses. These can be most powerful at two distances, or correct for near, intermediate, and distance vision alike.
Patients who want improved vision across the board or lead busy lifestyles are great candidates for multifocal vision packages. These are also ideal for patients who want to rely on eyeglasses less than they do now, as they can help you see clearly at reading, driving, and other distances at the same time. It is possible eyewear would be required in some instances, as we’ll cover during your consultation.
Toric vision packages are specifically designed to account for astigmatism, a condition caused by an eye that is irregular in shape that can affect both near and distance vision. Though everyone with astigmatism is different, a toric lens is usually the best option for astigmatic patients with cataracts. In addition to monofocal toric lenses that can correct vision at a single distance, we also offer multifocal toric IOLs including the TECNIS® Multifocal Toric II, which corrects astigmatism as well as vision at multiple distances.
Presbyopia begins to affect most people in their mid-40s. This age-related near vision loss makes it increasingly difficult to focus on close tasks such as reading. While some of our patients with presbyopia choose to wear multifocal glasses or reading glasses to help with near vision, others seek a more permanent solution. Advanced multifocal IOLs make it possible for our patients to see more clearly for reading, and can also improve their intermediate and distance vision.
The Light Adjustable Lens by RxSight™ affords our patients the greatest possibility of visual freedom because this is the only lens that can be fine-tuned after implantation to truly optimize a patient’s vision.
The Light Adjustable Lens (RxLAL™) is made from a proprietary photo-sensitive material that responds to UV light. Once a patient’s eyes have healed after their cataract surgery, they return to our office for a series of painless light treatments that allow our doctors to customize their prescription. When the patient’s ideal prescription has been achieved, it is “locked in,” providing the patient with their best possible near, intermediate, and distance vision.
The Light Adjustable Lens is the premium IOL our cataract surgeons often recommend to their own loved ones and to vision-dependent individuals like pilots and neurosurgeons. There are a lot of Vision Package options, and the beauty of going this route is that you don’t have to choose how to balance your distance, mid-range, and close sight until you’ve had a chance to give your new eyesight a proper test-run.
To learn more about how you can pursue visual freedom through customized cataract surgery using advanced IOLs, contact us to schedule a free consultation at Alliance Vision Institute. Our ophthalmologists proudly serve patients from throughout the Fort Worth/Ft. Worth/Dallas/DFW area.
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