At Alabama Vision Center, our ophthalmologists have many years of experience with surgical vision enhancing procedures and offer several solutions to meet your vision needs.
It’s important to have all the information on the various options that are available to help improve your vision. If you have cataracts and are considering surgery to have an intraocular lens implanted, this procedure will reduce your eyeglass prescription strength. This is a good time to discuss bifocal lens options with your doctor. While you may still need eyeglasses for reading fine print and seeing some details, bifocal implants can give you the freedom to live your life without them.
In contrast to bifocal glasses, where you consciously look through the top or bottom of the lens, bifocal implants provide both near and distant vision by utilizing a procedure called Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE). Your brain quickly learns to adjust to this new function and acts together with the implant’s ability to optimize your focus. Intra-ocular lenses are also effective in treating astigmatism.
Laser eye surgery, or LASIK, is most commonly used to correct nearsightedness for those under the age of 40. However, a previous LASIK procedure can complicate a subsequent lens implant surgery for cataract, if it becomes necessary. Alabama Vision Center in Birmingham uses the ORA laser eye surgery procedure along with LASIK, which reduces or eliminates these complications, and is usually compatible with any intraocular lens implantation that may be required later in life.
A bifocal lens implant can provide those over 40 (even without cataracts) improved focus and vision both far and near without glasses. Having a bifocal lens implanted without a cataract is done precisely the same as if you did have one, with the natural lens being replaced by the implanted lenses.
If one eye is free of cataracts, or already has a standard implanted lens, a bifocal lens can be implanted in the other eye. While the outcome is usually better with implants in both eyes, a single implant can still significantly improve your vision.
Ask us about the latest advances in intraocular lenses, including ReSTOR, Tecnis Multifocal, Symfony or Crystalens, or Raindrop Corneal Inlay. Our Birmingham vision center is here to give you a new outlook on life.
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