At Yavitz Eye Center, we currently offer the most advanced intraocular lens implants available. Standard monofocal intraocular lenses, which are covered by MediCare, have been used for decades to safely replace natural, crystalline lenses clouded by cataracts. While many patients can function without glasses for distance activities after cataract surgery, most still require glasses or bifocals for reading activities. Until now....
The advanced TECNIS® Multifocal is an implantable lens that significantly improves vision after cataract surgery and corrects presbyopia. Designed to help you regain younger vision and be free of glasses, the TECNIS® Multifocal Lens can provide you with high-quality vision at all distances and in all lighting conditions—even in dim light.
If you enjoy activities such as reading, boating, quilting, playing golf, sightseeing, or surfing the Internet, the TECNIS® Multifocal Lens allows you to lead an active lifestyle.
- High-quality vision even in low-light environments, such as reading a menu in a dim restaurant or driving at night
- Excellent vision for all distances—near, far, and everything in between
- Nearly 9 out of 10 patients never have to wear glasses
- Over 94% of patients would choose the TECNIS® Multifocal Lens again, according to a recent clinical study
Who is a good candidate for the TECNIS® Multifocal Lens?
Virtually everyone who has cataracts and is in good general health may be candidate for implant surgery, but people with chronic infections, uncontrolled diabetes, or other health problems may have to wait until these conditions are under control prior to surgery.
When should TECNIS® Multifocal Lens not be used?
There are no known contraindications. However, based on the FDA clinical trials, Alcon, the lens manufacturer, has indicated the following types of patients possibly should not have advanced multifocal Intraocular Lens:
- Save $2500 and still read and see distance without glasses. Published studies warn against using premium multifocal implants in both eyes to avoid waxy vision. Dr. Yavitz agrees that just one premium lens is often the perfect choice.
- Patients that are hypercritical with unrealistic expectations
- Patients with excessive complaints about their prescription
- Patients who drive at night for a living or whose occupation or hobbies depend on good night vision
- Patients who are amateur or commercial airline pilots
- Patients who have life long complaints about glare
- Patients who are happy wearing glasses
- Patients who want guarantees on surgical outcomes
To find out if an intraocular lens implant is right for you, please contact Yavitz Eye Center.