Our eyes and vision are some of our most precious gifts. However, we tend to take our eyes for granted, and when it comes to correcting a vision problem, settling for “good enough” instead of “great.” This is something that the team at Laser Eye Center™ has seen with cataract surgery.
If you are in need of cataract surgery, your insurance company will likely only cover conventional cataract surgery, which entails removing the affected cloudy lens and replacing it with a clear intraocular lens to keep you from going blind. However, most patients will have to rely heavily on the use of eyeglasses to be able to see clearly after the procedure.
It is also possible to upgrade for a fee to a monofocal lens, but this only restores your vision at a single fixed distance. In other words, you would have to choose ONE range of vision, such as being able to read the text on your phone, watching TV or driving. With one type of vision secured, you would need to depend on glasses to see clearly at all other distances. However, as we perform our day-to-day activities, it becomes painfully obvious within minutes that we would strongly benefit from securing the full range of vision with our eyes, and not just one range.
This is analogous to going to your ear doctor and being offered the option to hear a person whispering in your room, speaking to you from across your dining table or shouting from across the house. In short, you would insist on a hearing aid that provides the full range of hearing and not just one! So why not hold your visual needs to the same standard?
While traditional surgical techniques and monofocal lenses are an adequate solution to cataracts, they are not a great one. They will keep you from going blind, but they will not restore your vision and make your daily activities any easier or hobbies more enjoyable.
Introducing the Symfony Toric IOL
A better option to the standard approach to cataract surgery would be to avail yourself of the excellent technological solutions in the market today including the Symfony toric intraocular lens (IOL).
Standing as one of the most exciting advancements in the history of cataract treatment, the Symfony lens delivers the full range of vision from near to far all at once — and all without glasses! The IOL also corrects the visual effects of astigmatism (i.e., when the shape of the eye is oblong like a football, instead of spherical like a basketball) and is also significantly less likely to cause side effects that are common with other lenses, such as halos, glare or decreased contrast sensitivity.
Simply put, the Symfony toric is the first of its kind. It can help you reclaim the vision you experienced in your 30s by providing the full range of sight from near to far without glasses.
This relatively new state-of-the-art technology is only offered by a handful of providers in Southern California, and we at Laser Eye Center are proud to boast that our team of cataract experts is among them, working to deliver you your best (not good) visual outcome! Imagine how incredible it would be to see the world through YOUR EYES at multiple distances and with clear, crisp vision free from visual aids.
Reclaim the Vision You Enjoyed in Your 30s
If you would like to discuss getting the best vision possible after cataract surgery, our doctors would be happy to share with you more information about our Catalys laser cataract surgery platform and our premium IOLs. Please call or email us today to schedule an appointment with our team.