Would you like to rid yourself of reading glasses and improve your distance vision at the same time?
The Crystalens Accommodating IOL is an innovative implantable lens that can kill two birds with one stone, correcting your nearsightedness, farsightedness or cataracts while also treating presbyopia to reduce your dependence on reading glasses. When your eye’s ciliary muscle contracts, the lens moves forward, increasing its magnifying power so that you can see up close (reading vision).
When the muscle relaxes, the lens returns to its original position so that you see things in the distance clearly.
It may take a several months for final results to appear.
All surgical procedures have potential risks, complications and drawbacks, including the procedures that involve implanting Crystalens accommodating IOLs.
Those without cataracts who had good vision before presbyopia set in are also excellent candidates.
Crystalens accommodating IOLs are considered “premium” IOLs and therefore cost more than traditional IOLs.
Keep in mind that a multifocal solution does require something of a compromise with regard to clarity of distance vision.
If you require the best possible distance vision for work or are otherwise unwilling to accept this sort of compromise, a more traditional monofocal IOL is likely a better fit.
While your up-close vision will almost certainly be far better following surgery, there is a good chance you will need to continue wearing reading glasses for some tasks, like reading the menu in the darkest restaurants.
Also, if the ciliary muscles and zonules that attach to the lens capsule are in particularly poor condition, the procedure may be ineffective.
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