In this blog post, we will discuss the benefits of our multifocal lens exchange and cataract procedure. In order to fully understand these benefits, we will provide a brief description of the eye and the technology that can be utilized to permanently improve your vision.
As people age, they have increasing difficulty seeing up close. This phenomenon is called presbyopia and typically begins in the mid-forties, although for some lucky people it can take longer to develop. Presbyopia is one of the inevitabilities of aging that ultimately causes almost everyone to need reading glasses. It also marks the beginning of the process that ultimately leads to cataract formation. The natural lens of the eye hardens with age, and the muscles that were once able to change its shape in order to provide near vision are no longer able do so. With time, the lens also begins to lose clarity, causing visual disturbances (glare and halos), diminished quality of vision, and the need for brighter lighting in order to read. Additionally, some people have trouble seeing at any distance without glasses or contact lenses. This is often due to astigmatism, a condition that arises when the cornea (the front window of the eye) is not perfectly circular. Astigmatism creates a visual distortion that is similar to what you see when looking at your reflection in a spoon. Left untreated, astigmatism affects the clarity of vision at all distances.
Unlike other medical conditions that are the result of aging, presbyopia and cataracts can both be corrected – and essentially cured – with surgery. Our cataract surgeon, Doctor Andrew Shatz, has devoted his career to assisting people who are suffering from cataracts, nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia. SightTrust Eye Institute was one of the first centers in the country to use the innovative LenSx bladeless femtosecond laser cataract surgery platform. During the procedure, the natural lens that is clouded by cataracts is replaced with an intraocular implant such as a multifocal lens to provide clear vision at all distances. This implant will remain crystal clear permanently. Astigmatism, farsightedness, and nearsightedness are also treated at the time of surgery. This technology is not limited to use for cataracts alone; it can also be performed as a refractive lens exchange surgery for those who no longer want to be dependent on glasses or contact lenses. In essence, we can restore the focusing of the eye in a permanent manner!
Take Control of Your Vision!
There is no reason to struggle with glasses every time you want to make a phone call or read a book. The multifocal lens procedure that you can take advantage of at SightTrust Eye Institute is painless, permanent, and can be completed in a matter of minutes. You can go back to most of your activities almost immediately, and you will experience a noticeable difference within a few hours.
Our laser cataract surgery center is conveniently located for people who live in Davie, Miami, Palm Beach, and Sunrise, Florida, and we are standing by right now if you would like to learn more. We can be reached by phone toll-free at 877-878-7890.