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Vista Eye Care offers the latest technology in cataract surgery and intraocular implants (IOLs).
Cataracts are a clouding of the lens in the eye that can cause blurry vision. Cataract surgery is a safe and effective procedure to remove the cloudy lens and replace it with a clear artificial lens.
There are several types of IOLs available.
Standard or mono-focal IOLs are the most common type of IOL. They provide clear vision at one distance, such as distance, near, or arms-length. Patients who choose a standard IOL will still need glasses for other distances. For example, if a patient elects a standard/mono-focal IOL to see at a distance, they can expect to need glasses for arms-length & reading distances.
Astigmatism correcting or toric IOLs can correct astigmatism, the irregular curvature of the eye that causes blurred vision at all distances. Toric IOLs can provide clear vision at one distance without glasses, but patients will likely still need glasses for arms-length & reading distances.
Monovision can be done with standard or astigmatism-correcting IOLs. This is a technique that involves implanting different types of IOLs in each eye. One eye will be corrected for distance vision and the other eye is corrected for near vision. Your brain learns to compensate for the difference in vision between the two eyes, which can help you reduce your dependence on glasses after surgery.
Multifocal or presbyopia-correcting IOLs are designed to provide clear vision at multiple distances, including distance, intermediate, and near. Multifocal IOLs can help patients reduce their dependence on glasses. Vista Eye Care offers two different multifocal IOLs. Both of the multifocal IOLs also can correct for astigmatism.
The Panoptix IOL is a multifocal IOL that is designed to provide clear vision at all distances, including distance, intermediate, and near. The Panoptix IOL uses a technology called diffractive optics to create multiple focal points in the eye, which allows the brain to select the right focus for the task at hand.
The Vivity IOL is another multifocal IOL that uses a technology called extended depth of focus to create a single focal point in the eye that is optimized for distance vision. The Vivity IOL also provides good arms-length vision (computer/cell phone range) and functional near vision.
In addition to the type of IOL, there are also different methods of cataract surgery.
Traditional cataract surgery is performed using a blade to make a small incision in the eye. The cloudy lens is then removed and replaced with the IOL.
Bladeless Cataract Surgery
Bladeless cataract surgery, also known as Femtosecond Laser-assisted Cataract surgery is a newer procedure that uses a laser to make the incision and remove the cloudy lens. Bladeless cataract surgery is generally considered to be safer and more precise than traditional cataract surgery.
ORA System Technology
The ORA System is a new technology that can be used to improve the results of cataract surgery. The ORA System uses a computer to assess the eye during surgery, and it can then make real-time adjustments to the surgery to improve the outcome.
The best type of IOL and method of cataract surgery for you will depend on your individual needs and preferences. Your doctor can help you decide which option is right for you.