You have been diagnosed with cataracts, now what? By Beyer Eye Associates

Approximately 21 million American adults have cataracts – a progressive clouding of the lens that can lead to loss of vision.

A cataract is not a growth, but a normally clear lens inside the eye that has turned cloudy. Cataract surgery should be performed when cataracts interfere with a person’s ability to see for daily activities such as reading or driving. Cataracts interfere with vision by scattering light as it passes through the eye to the retina. This light dispersal causes blurred images, loss of contrast, glare, or star-burst.

Our cataract surgeon has helped patients with cataracts to regain their vision. First, consider your lifestyle and the new treatment options that are now available.

If you enjoy reading the newspaper, playing tennis, knitting, searching the internet, or other activities that require vision at various distances, the Tecnis® Multifocal lens will enable you to live the active lifestyle you want

After your cataract surgery would you rather need glasses for close, far, or computer vision? Or would you prefer to reduce or eliminate your need for glasses after cataract surgery? A bright new world is opening up for those gradually losing eyesight to cataracts. Today, advanced technology can provide a more independent and youthful option, so that, for most people, the need to wear reading glasses no longer has to be an inevitable part of aging or cataract treatment. New technology lenses add the potential to rejuvenate vision and add a more youthful, independent quality of life people have desired for many years. When your cataract is removed, a new lens is placed inside of your eye.

Multifocal lenses are just one type of implantable lens that can be placed during cataract removal surgery. The Tecnis® Multifocal lens is one the most exciting new premium lens implants in the multifocal lens category. Cataract patients are often excited about this lens implant because it can correct vision at near, far and intermediate distances after cataract surgery has been completed. The Tecnis™ Multifocal lens enables cataract patients to see objects that are up close as well as those that are far away, without the need for contacts or eyeglasses. Traditional monofocal lens implants after cataract surgery only give you the option for vision at one distance so the use of glasses is required.

Other benefits of the Tecnis® Multifocal lens include its abilities to minimize glare and improve low-light and nighttime vision. Improved vision is often noticed the day after the procedure but can sometimes be noticed immediately after treatment.

For more information about the Tecnis® IOL or the benefits of the multifocal lens, please contact our practice to schedule a consultation.

Beyer Eye Associates  609-259-2221