What Are Premium IOLs?
Thanks to medical advancements in ophthalmology, St. Joseph and Kansas City cataract patients can obtain better vision than ever before with premium intraocular lens implants (IOLs). Before premium IOLs, cataract patients could manage their symptoms with eye glasses or special contact lenses, but these approaches did little to address the cause of their vision problems.
Now, ophthalmologists are able to replace the clouded cataract lens with an artificial lens. Patients can correct a wide range of vision concerns with premium IOLs while eliminating their dependence on eye glasses and contact lenses. As a result, many cataract and refractive lens exchange patients are able obtain the best vision they have ever had.
Wiles Eye Center offers the latest in high-quality premium IOLs, including:
- Crystalens HD
- Crystalens Toric
- ReSTOR Multifocal
- Tecnis Multifocal
- ReSTOR Toric
Crystalens is an accommodating IOL that gently flexes with the eye’s muscle to improve the patient’s ability to change focus from near to distant objects. It is the first and only FDA-approved intraocular lens implant that moves with the eye’s muscles like a natural lens. Crystalens is highly successful at treating presbyopia. Many of our eye care patients who have Crystalens implants often boast they are able to read the newspaper and text on a computer screen without their eye glasses — something they have never been able to do, even in their youth. In FDA clinical trials, more than 98 percent of Crystalens patients achieved 20/40 vision or better once healed.
To help patients who struggle with nearsightedness and farsightedness, the surgeons of Wiles Eye Center often recommend multifocal IOLs. Wiles Eye Center uses only FDA-approved multifocal IOLs, which include Tecnis Multifocal and ReSTOR Multifocal.
After carefully evaluating patients’ initial condition, the eye surgeons may recommend a multifocal IOL to obtain the best vision possible. With multifocal IOLs, our Tecnis Multifocal and ReSTOR Multifocal patients are able to improve their near and distant vision and enjoy freedom from traditional vision correction methods.
Contacting Your Kansas City IOLs Specialist
If cataracts are affecting your vision, and you would like to learn if you are a premium IOLs candidate, please use our appointment form to request a consultation with one of the Wiles Eye Center surgeons.