Reclaim the Vision of Your Youth With IOLs
- Imagine having great distance vision and great vision at close range…just like you had when you were younger.
- Imagine getting rid of your reading glasses or bifocals.
- Imagine being able to drive and enjoy beautiful scenery…but also read the newspaper, restaurant menus, price tags, the computer screen, your smart phone and put on your makeup…all without wearing lenses.
Skyline Vision Clinic & Laser Center is proud to offer a vision correction procedure that does it all!
Multifocal Intraocular lens (IOL) technology can help you achieve permanent close-up and distance vision.
What is a Multifocal Intraocular Lens or IOL?
The Multifocal IOL is one of the most amazing scientific developments in recent years. The lens replaces your eye’s natural lens when aging or cataracts begin to impair your vision. Multifocal lenses give you the ability to focus on objects both close up as well as at a distance without bifocals, progressive lenses or reading glasses.
More advanced IOLs that provide near vision and distance vision are called Accommodating IOLs. These lenses use your own eye muscles to accommodate to provide near or distance vision. The vast majority of patients who receive Accommodating IOLs report no need to wear glasses at all.
How Do Multifocal IOLs Work?
When you look at an object up close, (such as your smart phone) the Multifocal IOL will automatically focus the object onto your retina. You don’t have to do anything to make the lens work, and since there is nothing mechanical about the lens, there is nothing to wear out or get weak with age.
So it works just like you want it to work; the way you used to be able to focus when you were younger! It provides excellent close-up vision for reading books as well as excellent distance vision for driving, sports and sightseeing. It also provides functional intermediate vision so you can see the computer, the dashboard and yourself in the mirror. It’s natural, it’s permanent, and it’s wonderful!
What is the Surgical Procedure?
The procedure is very similar to cataract surgery and is performed in an outpatient surgical facility. It is performed on one eye at a time with a two-week time interval between each procedure. The actual surgery usually takes less than 15 minutes. Once the surgery is complete, drops will be placed in your eye to prevent infection and decrease inflammation. A clear patch will be placed over your eye and someone will need to drive you home.
Your close-up and distance vision will usually be good the day after surgery. However, your vision will improve over the next week or two and will dramatically improve after the second eye procedure is accomplished.
How Good is Vision with Multifocal IOLs?
Each of our FDA-approved Multifocal IOLs has been designed to focus at near and far distances. While virtually everyone will experience a significant improvement in their near and distance vision, some people will not see perfectly at all distances. Our experience has shown us which lens to use for each patient depending on various visual and physical factors.
What is most exciting is that all of our patients can pass their driver’s test and can read books, newspapers and magazines – and most of our patients lead lives of total visual freedom without the need for glasses or contact lenses…ever!
Multifocal IOLs have already changed the lives of thousands of people in America – and around the world. It might change your life too!
Who is a Candidate for Multifocal Intraocular Lenses?
The procedure is for patients over 50 who need distance and close-up correction and anyone who has cataracts. Patients over 60 who only need reading glasses may also be a candidate. Our detailed examination will determine if you are physically qualified.
For Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about IOLs click here.
If you or someone you know could benefit from improved vision with Multifocal IOLs in Colorado Springs, call or e-mail to schedule a vision screening today.
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