LifeStyle Lens Implants

Advanced Technology Lenses for Cataract Patient

New artificial lenses (intraocular lens) that often can restore sight at near, intermediate, and distant ranges following cataract surgery have received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval.

ReSTOR® Multifocal Lens


For patients with cataracts and pre-existing cornea astigmatism, there is the AcrySof® IQ Toric aspheric IOL, which corrects for both conditions simultaneously by delivering precise astigmatic correction, predictable outcomes and quality distance vision without glasses for cataract patients with astigmatism.

Many people do not like the “look” of glasses and prefer another type of vision correction, such as contact lenses. “Toric” contact lenses designed to correct astigmatism are an option; however, some users find them uncomfortable and experience difficulty in adjusting to wearing them.

There are several surgical options for your San Francisco Bay Area / Santa Rosa cataract surgeon. You may choose to treat astigmatism with a number of methods, such as LASIK laser vision correction, astigmatic keratotomy (AK), or limbal relaxing incisions (LRI). However, if you are planning to have surgery to remove a cataract, you have an additional option: the Alcon Acrysof® IQ Toric implantable lens. This lens makes it possible to treat the cataract and correct corneal astigmatism at the same time. Your eye doctor will recommend the option that is best for you.

A new artificial lens (intraocular lens) that can often restore sight at near, intermediate, and distant ranges following cataract surgery has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval.

The clinical studies supporting the approval showed that 80 percent of patients who received the AcrySof® ReSTOR® lens did not use glasses for any activities after cataract surgery.

Other intraocular lenses may produce vision at all ranges by depending on the action of the eye’s muscles (accommodation). But the AcrySof® ReSTOR® lens provides different ranges of vision based on a lens configuration that enables specific distribution of light in response to how wide or small the eye’s pupil might be. This light distribution design is called apodized diffractive optics.

Most current intraocular lenses used for cataract surgery are able to restore vision only in limited distance ranges, which means patients often must use eyeglasses or other corrective lenses following surgery.

Tecnis Multifocal Lens

Designed to give patients back their youthful vision, the Tecnis Multifocal Lens provides patients with high-quality vision at any distance, and in any light condition — even in low light.

Superior ResultsThe advanced Tecnis Multifocal is an implantable lens that restores vision after cataract surgery and corrects presbyopia (the need for reading glasses). It’s the lens 94% of patients would choose again.

It delivers results superior to those of a standard multifocal lens and offers an excellent chance to become spectacle independent.

Exceptional Full Range of Vision Only the advanced Tecnis Multifocal Lens enables you to see clearly at near, intermediate, and far distances without glasses in all light conditions.

Compare the following images. In the first image, which demonstrates vision with the Tecnis Multifocal Lens, you can see the coffee cup close up, the dashboard at intermediate, as well as road signs in the distance—all clearly.

Now, compare the second image. This image demonstrates what you might see with a monofocal lens. Although the intermediate and distance vision is clear, notice how the coffee cup is now blurry.

NIGHTTIME DRIVING

Immediately after surgery, some patients may notice rings around lights when driving at night. However, as the eye adjusts to the lens, the visual impression of rings may lessen or go away over time.

AM I A CANDIDATE?

If you are diagnosed with cataracts and are experiencing one or more of the following symptoms, you may be a candidate for the Tecnis Multifocal Lens:

  • Difficulty reading
  • Difficulty seeing close objects
  • Difficulty seeing to drive, especially at night
  • Changing glasses prescriptions
  • Needing bifocals

If you suspect that you have a cataract or are seeking cataract surgery in Santa Rosa or the surrounding San Francisco Bay Area, Dr. Jay Bansal is an experienced surgeon who would like to help you through this process. LaserVue Eye Center is dedicated to excellence in eye care. Call 1.800.527.3745 to schedule an evaluation today. Learn if the Tecnis Multifocal Lens is an option that is right for your lifestyle and eye health.

Crystalens® Accommodating Lens


The Crystalens® Intraocular Lens (IOL) is an FDA-approved lens implant designed for the correction of presbyopia in addition to the correction of moderate myopia (nearsightedness) and hyperopia (farsightedness). Presbyopia is most commonly encountered when people are over 40 years old, and it is due to the gradual loss of focusing ability that occurs throughout life. Presbyopia is typically corrected with reading glasses, bifocal glasses, monovision contact lens system, or bifocal contact lenses.

The Crystalens® is the only available IOL that actually changes focus in your eye similar to the way the natural lens worked before presbyopia. It has unique properties allowing it to flex inside the eye in response to the contraction of the ciliary muscle of the eye, thus shifting the focus of the eye from distance to near. This change in focus is called accommodation.

ReZoom™ Multifocal Lens

Balanced View Optics™ Technology literally provides multiple focal points so you can see well at a variety of distances. The ReZoom™ Multifocal Lens has five uniquely proportioned visual zones designed to provide clear vision for different light and focal distances.

The ReZoom™ lens is providing patients with a full range of vision and greater independence from glasses or contact lenses. Clinical studies show 92 percent of those receiving the ReZoom™ lens technology never or only occasionally need to wear glasses. Although you might prefer to use glasses for prolonged reading, to read small type, or to drive at night, most people report they can go to the store and conduct most of their daily activities without depending on glasses. The full benefit of having the ReZoom™ Multifocal IOL Lens implant will be even more noticeable when both eyes have been treated.

Toric® Aspheric IOL

For patients with cataracts and pre-existing cornea astigmatism, there is the ACRYSOF® IQ Toric aspheric IOL, which corrects for both conditions simultaneously by delivering precise astigmatic correction, predictable outcomes and quality distance vision without glasses for cataract patients with astigmatism.
Many people do not like the “look” of glasses and prefer another type of vision correction, such as contact lenses. “Toric” contact lenses designed to correct astigmatism are an option; however, some users find them uncomfortable and experience difficulty in adjusting to wearing them.
There are several surgical options your surgeon may choose to treat astigmatism, such as LASIK laser vision correction, astigmatic keratotomy (AK), or limbal relaxing incisions (LRI). However, if you are planning to have surgery to remove a cataract, you now have an additional option… the Alcon Acrysof® IQ Toric implantable lens that makes it possible to treat the cataract and correct the corneal astigmatism at the same time. Your eye doctor will recommend the option that is best for you.

The Miracle of Cataract Surgery

When your cataract has been removed it may seem like a miracle. All the things you couldn’t see clearly are bright, clear, and vivid again. In fact, many people will tell you they haven’t seen life so clearly in years. Once you see how good the world looks, you’ll be so glad—like millions of others just like you—that a cataract is one thing you can live without. As with any surgical procedure, there are risks. You and your doctor should consider the potential risks and benefits, and determine if cataract surgery is right for you.

If you suspect a cataract or are seeking cataract surgery in Santa Rosa – North Bay / Napa, Dr. Jay Bansal is a qualified surgeon who would like to help you through this process. Please feel free to contact us directly at 1.800.527.3745. LaserVue Eye Center is dedicated to excellence in East Bay eye care. Call us today!

Our cataract facility is located in Santa Rosa at:

3540 Mendocino Ave., #200
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

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