Multifocal or accommodating intraocular lens

One such lens is the Acry Sof® IQ Re STOR® lens, a breakthrough lens that uses apodized diffractive technology (similar to technology used in telescopes and microscopes) to give patients a full range of vision – near through distance – and to reduce dependency on reading glasses or bifocals following cataract surgery.

This means that many patients can read the text on items such as prescription bottles, magazines, newspapers and computer screens, while also providing the ability to see items at a distance free from glasses or bifocals.

As we age however, most commonly in our early to mid 40s, the eye loses its flexibility and can no longer easily accommodate those changes in our focus.

To imitate the action of the young natural lens, the accommodating IOLs are able to move and/or change shape inside the eye to allow focus at multiple distances.

Crystalens® accommodating lens, unlike other lens technologies, uses 100% of the available light rays.

Working in concert with the eye’s natural muscle, Crystalens® “flexes” to accommodate near, intermediate and distance subjects.

Having to frequently take reading glasses on and off is inconvenient for many people.

Because of this, a person might wear reading glasses around their neck, scatter multiple pairs around the house or wear bifocals all the time.

It is not intended as a substitute for the health care advice provided by a board certified physician.

Several new intraocular lenses (IOLs), called multifocal and/or accommodating IOLs, have been introduced in recent years that utilize advanced technology to achieve good distance, intermediate and near vision without glasses.

Disclaimer: Each patient has unique visual characteristics and requires the consultation of a qualified eye surgeon before determining what treatment modality is best.

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