Lifestyle Refractive Lens Implants are a great option for patients who want to be less dependent on glasses at all distances, especially those suffering from presbyopia. Presbyopia occurs when the natural lens of the eye starts to stiffen and lose flexibility. If you are between the ages of 40 to 50, you may notice increasing difficulty reading your phone, book, or tablet without the help of magnification or readers. Even if you have not developed cataracts, you may still have problems focusing on the print in your favorite book or on the computer.
With the use of revolutionary intraocular lenses (IOLs) patients with or without cataracts who want to improve their sight for distance and near without glasses are now able to. Due to the advances in IOL technology a fuller range of vision is now possible, reducing or eliminating your dependency on reading glasses, distance glasses, bifocals or trifocals. Many of our patients who have elected to have presbyopia, or near vision correcting lens procedures report they can read a book, work on a computer and play sports they love such as golf with an increased freedom from glasses.
Milwaukee Eye Care’s surgeons have experience with many different implants including:
- ReSTOR® Lens
- PanOptix® Lens
- Symfony® Lens
- Tecnis Multi-Focal® Lens
- Toric IOL
By replacing the natural lens in your eye with a lifestyle lens, you have the potential to eliminate or greatly reduce your dependence on glasses or contacts without ever having to worry about developing cataracts.
Generally, patients with healthy eyes, with or without cataracts, who are motivated to see well at distance and near without glasses or reduce the need for glasses, are good candidates. These lenses have been approved for use in all patients regardless of age. We would be happy to meet with you personally and provide you with more detailed information about the potential risks and benefits to help you decide which lens may be appropriate for you.