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As we age the natural lens inside the eye begins to harden and lose its flexibility. This reduces the eyes ability to change its focus from distances ranging from far, intermediate, and near. This is known as presbyopia, and usually occurs around the age of 40. Early symptoms include difficulty seeing things up close, and it becomes necessary to use bifocal glasses to see clearly at all distances. Implantable lenses are available to help correct presbyopia:

Different types of bifocal implants

ReZOOM

Diagram of the ReSTOR lens procedureThe ReZOOM multifocal IOL is designed to give patients a better range of vision after surgery. The ReZOOM technology distributes light over five different optic zones so that each lens has a distance-dominate central zone for vision in bright light. With five separate visual zones designed to work with varying light conditions ReZOOM gives people the ability to see at far, near, and intermediate distances. If you have trouble reading and may need bifocals, or if your vision is becoming increasingly blurred, ReZOOM multifocal lens may be able to help.

ReSTOR

The ReSTOR lens is an artificial lens that replaces the natural lens of the eye. It is made of a soft flexible material that allows the lens to focus light on the retina for clear vision at near, far, and intermediate distances. This lens can greatly affect the quality of vision providing clear, sharp images at all distances. It can also increase the quantity of vision by allowing you to see at all distances.

ReSTOR is a lens that will help treat patients suffering from presbyopia and from cataracts. The ideal candidate for ReSTOR lenses is someone who is seeking better vision at all distances and wants to reduce or possibly eliminate their dependence on glasses.

Tecnis

The Tecnis multifocal lens is designed to give patients the ability to see at any distance and at any level of light, including lower light. While Tecnis provides the same vision correction after cataract surgery for presbyopia as other premium lens implants, it also gives you this vision correction at all light levels, which is something not all premium lens implants can provide.

If you have been diagnosed with cataracts and are experiencing difficulty reading, seeing objects up close, and are having trouble driving especially at night, the Tecnis multifocal lens may be an option that is right for your vision needs.

Crystalens

Diagram of the Crystalens IOLCrystalens is an accommodating IOL designed to be an artificial lens to replace the eyes natural lens. It is beneficial for people who want to be able to see without their glasses after cataract surgery or for those who want better vision with a clear lens exchange.

The Crystalens IOL is designed to work on a hinge, which allows the optic, or the part of the IOL that you see through, to move back and forth as your eye constricts and relaxes just like a natural lens. This provides a continuous range of vision at far, intermediate, and near distances.
Toric Lens Implants

Dr. Benaim also offers Acrysof Toric Aspheric and Staar Toric IOLs. Please visit Toric Lens Implants to learn more.