Cataract surgery involves removing the eye’s natural lens, which has grown opaque or obscured. After cataract surgery, there are many options for replacement lenses, including lenses that may actually make your vision better than it was before you started developing cataracts, which means no more reading glasses, and, in some cases, no more glasses at all.
Tecnis® is one of those lenses, and it is the first intraocular lens (IOL) whose design is based on the data from wavefront scans of human eyes. Wavefront is the technology behind customize LASIK, making Tecnis a very promising technology.
Which replacement lens is right for you after cataract surgery depends on many subtle factors that include your lifestyle and desired vision results. We offer the information below as a general guide, but will discuss your lens choice in detail during your consultation with ophthalmologist Dr. James Kelly.
What Is Tecnis Intraocular Lens?
Tecnis is a multifocal IOL used to replace your eye’s natural lens after cataract surgery. This means that it is a lens designed to help you see clearly at different distances by providing different focal powers. This creates several images on the retina, allowing your brain to select the clearest one. Tecnis is one of several multifocal lenses available today, similar to the ReSTOR lens. The other type of intraocular lens that can be used in cataract surgery is an accommodating lens, such as Crystalens.
What makes Tecnis unique is that its design is based on the data from thousands of wavefront scans of eyes. Wavefront, the technology behind customized LASIK, helped reveal that a particular kind of vision defect, spherical aberrations, is minimized at age 19, but worsens in the lens with age, while the cornea is unaffected.
Your Vision with Tecnis
Tecnis Intraocular Lens is designed to minimize spherical aberrations to hopefully give you the best quality vision. Tecnis can even reduce the effect of spherical aberrations in your cornea.
Tecnis is designed to optimize near and distance vision while giving you reasonable intermediate vision. There are also a number of properties to the lens material used in the Tecnis that may improve your vision under certain circumstances and may support long-term eye health. Tecnis may also improve your color sensitivity compared to other types of IOLs, and it will certainly be improved over your color vision with cataracts. We can discuss these technological details during your consultation.
To schedule your free cataract surgery consultation, please call 877-377-EYES or email the Kelly Laser Center in New York today.