Cataracts are a frustrating visual impairment that can set on gradually, with age, and tend to severely impact one’s quality of life, when they do. This condition is fairly common, doesn’t involve any painful symptoms, and tends to set in gradually, as people age. One of the most common solutions for cataracts involves replacing the eye’s natural lens with a synthetic one, known as an intraocular lens, or an IOL.
At the Beverly Hills Institute of Ophthalmology, we offer a number of IOL transplants that can help restore your vision, including the TECNIS® Multifocal IOL, which offers a unique design, giving the patient focal acuity at multiple distances, eliminating the need to use extra glasses or contacts. Reach out and set up an in-person consultation, to learn more about these IOLs, today!
How Do I Know if I Have Cataracts?
In most patients, cataracts have a tendency to set in gradually, coming on over time as we age. They usually develop without the presence of any real pain or discomfort, so the main way to notice their onset is by making note of problems with your vision, as they begin to present themselves more and more frequently.
Some of the most common symptoms that come along with cataracts include:
- Double vision
- Blurred vision
- Yellow-tinged vision
- Trouble seeing at night
- Trouble seeing in bright lights
- Halos around lights
High-Quality Vision for Day and Night
The TECNIS ® Multifocal IOL is another option for cataract lens replacement surgery, and can provide patients with high-quality vision at any distance and in any light condition. The TECNIS ® Multifocal IOL is similar in design to the ReSTOR® IOL, but the TECNIS ® has its multifocal optic in the rear lens surface and the ReSTOR® IOL has its multifocal on the front surface. There are subtle differences in edge design and in the near-intermediate-distance focusing portions of the lens.
TECNIS ® Multifocal IOLs specialize in giving patients the ability to drive, as you are able to focus on near distances, such as the dashboard, as well as intermediate distance, such as the car in front of you, and far distances, such as road signs and obstacles up ahead. In addition, TECNIS ® Multifocal Surgery improves vision in any light, so driving at night can once again can become a possibility.
Learn more at the TECNIS® product website.