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What are implantable contact lenses?

Implantable Contact Lenses (ICL-also known as Visian lenses) may be appropriate for people who have very large corrective errors or are otherwise not good laser vision correction candidates. During a brief, painless procedure, a prescription lens resembling a soft contact lens is inserted in the natural space between the iris (the colored part of the…

What is the AcrySof ReSTOR multifocal lens?

The AcrySof ReSTOR multi-focal lens provides good vision at all distances. Alcon’s patented technology combines the strengths of apodized diffractive and refractive technologies which are similar to the technologies used in microscopes and telescopes, allowing for good vision near and far.

What is a Cataract?

A cataract is the clouding of the eyes natural lens, making it difficult to read, drive and perform many daily functions. Cataracts are a normal part of the aging process, developing slowly and usually without causing problems in the early stages. However, as the cataract matures the cloudiness increases resulting in significant loss of sight…

Why does my eye doctor have a hearing program?

Vision and hearing function inseparably together every minute of every day. These two senses together create your 3-dimensional awareness of your environment. Neither works particularly well without the other, and unfortunately, both tend to fail as the years go by. Leading eye groups across the United States now evaluate and treat vision and hearing problems…

What are the symptoms of retinal detachment?

Another symptom is the appearance of a curtain over the field of vision. A retinal detachment is a medical emergency. Anyone experiencing the symptoms of a retinal detachment should see an eye care professional immediately.

What makes advanced lenses different from aspheric IOLs?

The aspheric monofocal (fixed-focus) lens implant provides excellent vision after cataract surgery, however most patients will require bifocals and/or contacts to have near and intermediate vision. Advanced lenses offer the greatest opportunity to reduce or eliminate your dependence on glasses.

Who’s at the most risk for glaucoma?

Age is the biggest risk factor, the older you get the more likely you are to develop glaucoma. Those who have suffered an eye injury, people with high blood pressure, diabetics, African Americans and people with a family history of glaucoma.