Tecnis Intraocular Lens Implant
Another new"High Tech" lens implant we offer is the TECNIS. This is the first and only lens approved by the FDA for improved functional vision in low light conditions such as night driving. This lens was designed using wavefront technology to restore safer and sharper vision after cataract surgery. In a clinical driving simulator study, the TECNIS lens implant allowed drivers to identify a pedestrian 45 feet sooner than those with a traditional lens implant.
Contrast enhancement versus traditional spherical IOLs
The clinical trial with the night driving simulator demonstrated significant contrast enhancement. Patients with the TECNIS™ IOL were able to detect and identify a pedestrian hazard in low light conditions significantly faster than with the control lens.
Whether climbing stairs, reading a menu by candlelight or even driving at night, the contrast enhancement with this technological advance allows the eye to function more like that of a younger person's eye, improving functional vision in varying light conditions.
Contrast sensitivity with the TECNIS™ IOL was up to 31 percent higher
in bright light conditions compared to traditional lens.
Contrast sensitivity with the TECNIS™ IOL was up to 53 percent higher
in low light conditions compared to traditional lens.
Light blocking intraocular lens technology
In addition to these new lens implants, we also offer the latest in light blocking intraocular lens technology. Light blocking is a new concept especially in the area of ocular implants. The idea behind light blocking is to prevent potentially harmful wavelengths of light from damaging the retina and macula. First generation light blocking lens implants only blocked blue light since blue light was thought to be the most harmful. Now it appears that blue light has some beneficial aspects which include helping with low light vision and maintaining proper circadian rhythm and sleep patterns.
Bausch and Lomb's newest lens implant SofPort Advanced Optics with Violet Shield technology blocks potentially harmful violet wavelengths of the visual light spectrum without compromising vision in low light. This implant also has an aberration free design to provide exceptional post cataract surgery quality of vision and enhanced contrast sensitivity.
If you would like more information about these new lens implants or would like to schedule a cataract evaluation please contact us at any of our three offices listed below.
Here is the information from the sx packet. Should this be on top? I guess I was calling what I was looking for by the wrong name. I was looking for information on implants that one eye set for distance and one eye set for reading.