At Matossian Eye Associates, we offer the latest in technology to customize implant calculations for each eye in order to maximize visual outcomes. We employ a combination of the OPD III to measure and diagnose your corneal spherical aberration and total corneal astigmatism much more thoroughly than has ever been possible before. With these measurements, we match the implant to your eye as accurately as possible, based on your individual needs.
A monofocal lens is the most common type of implant used for lens surgery. It provides clear vision at one focal point. This means that the lens focus the light at one point only. So the lens power can be selected to see clearly in the distance or up close, but you will not be able to see both far and near in that eye. There are three basic options for monofocal lenses:
- Both eyes are set to see at distance. You will need glasses to correct astigmatism and any other residual focusing problem, if present. You will need glasses in order to read or see a computer screen at all times.
- One eye is set for distance and one for intermediate (Blended Vision). Vision is good for distance and for the computer, but you will need glasses to see fine print up close.
- One eye is set for distance and one eye is set for near (Monovision). Vision is fairly good for distance and up close. You will need to wear glasses to fine tune distance or near. Intermediate or computer vision (3 – 5 feet) is poor. You will need glasses to see the computer screen.
For the blended vision option, Matossian Eye Associates offers the Softec HD™ IOLs. These bi-aspheric lenses, similar to those used in high-end binoculars and cameras, are specially designed to mimic the natural focusing ability of the eye. They are calculated to match your eyes with the dominant eye aimed for distance and the non-dominant eye aimed for intermediate vision. Examples intermediate range are: the dashboard, computer monitor, GPS, speedometer, kitchen counter, plate of food, iPad and cell phones.
Most persons over 40 have presbyopia, the inability to read up close without glasses. If you are a candidate for cataract surgery, these presbyopia-correcting implants may allow you to see far (driving), intermediate (computer or cooking), and near (up close reading) with less reliance on spectacles.
A Multifocal lens allows you to focus on both near and far objects. and provides you with the best option of decreased dependence on glasses. Some multifocal lenses have optical properties that also allow you to also see the intermediate range for things such as the computer, cell phones, price tags, and cooking. These lenses use defraction technology to achieve a range of vision and as a result can result in some increased halos and glare.
Accommodative lenses reduce dependence on glasses by mimicking the natural focusing ability of your eyes. In addition, Matossian Eye Associates offers the Crystalens™, the only accommodating implant that delivers distance and excellent intermediate vision. Unlike the Multifocal lenses there is no increase in glare with this lens.
This Abbott Medical Optics (AMO) manufactured intraocular lens implant (IOL) is new to the market as an FDA-approved ‘multifocal’ lens. Unlike a multifocal, the Symfony® and Symfony® Toric lenses offer extended range of vision, including distance, intermediate, and adequate near, mimicking a fully functional natural lens. It also boasts less halos and glare often associated with multifocal lenses. Colors are vivid due to chromatic aberration correction; this is the only IOL currently on the market that doesn’t split light – all visual ranges enjoy the same amount of light.
A toric intraocular lens corrects astigmatism (irregular shape of front surface of the eye) and allows you to be less dependent on eyeglasses. Most toric lenses are monofocal lenes, so they will provide clearer vision at one focal point, (usually distance). Reading glasses may still be needed. At Matossian Eye Associates, we are proud to offer multiple toric lens options which are designed to correct both cataracts and astigmatism. In addition, to the monofocal toric lenses, we offer presbyopia correcting toric lens implants. These ultra-premium lenses correct astigmatism while also provide a range of vision from distance to intermediate.