Presbyopia is a condition brought on by the natural aging process of the human lens. Everyone, including those with perfect vision all their life, will be affected by this condition. Most people turn to reading glasses or bifocals to compensate for this loss of near vision. fortunately, we live in an age of tremendous technological advances in the development of intraocular lenses (IOLs). This state-of-the-art technology offers individuals new freedom from eyeglasses and contact lenses.
Dreams to Reality
For many people, life without bifocals or reading glasses is something they
just dream about. With the FDA approved ReSTOR®, Crystalens®, Tecnis® Multifocal lenses, and Toric, dreams are becoming reality for Graystone patients with presbyopia.
Safety and Success Rate
Intraocular lenses have been on the market since 1949 for use in cataract patients.
Lens implantation is performed on an outpatient basis and requires just a few
hours of your time from start to finish. Your eye is treated with anesthetic
drops prior to the procedure and you will feel little, if any, discomfort.
A tiny incision is made in the eye to allow a small instrument to break up
and remove the natural lens. Once the natural lens is removed, the new lens
is inserted through the same incision and set into its permanent position.
There are no stitches required.
After the procedure, Dr. Oursler will examine your eye within 24 hours and
prescribe eye drops to guard against infection. Most patients see well enough
to return to their routine activities the next day. Complications are rare
and the vast majority see well enough to pass a drivers test and read a newspaper
In addition to standard lens implants historically used for cataracts, Graystone Eye now offers the ReSTOR®, Acrysof®, Crystalens®, Tecnis® Multifocal, and Toric Advanced Technology Lens Implants for better vision at all ranges, delivering high levels of glasses-free vision. FDA-approved for use in the US, millions of Advanced Technology Lenses have been implanted worldwide since 1994.
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