If you are over the age of 40, you have probably noticed some changes in your vision. As you approach your middle age, you may notice that your near vision is not as good as it used to be. You may need to hold your book further away to be able to focus. This is a condition called presbyopia, an age-related refractive error.
Previously, presbyopia was only managed by using reading glasses as needed. Many people find it frustrating to have to find their reading glasses every time they have to read or see up close.
Cataracts, another extremely common age-related condition, exacerbates presbyopia, making for an extremely difficult time reading and driving. Luckily, new advancements in technology have made it possible to correct cataracts and presbyopia at the same time! The newly FDA-approved Tecnis Symfony IOL makes it possible to achieve clear, crisp vision at all distances.
The Tecnis Symfony IOL is the world’s first intra-ocular lens approved to correct presbyopia, cataracts, and astigmatism (if needed) at the same time! The FDA approved this IOL in July of 2016, making it the newest addition to Abbott Medical Optics’ range of advanced IOLs!
This highly advanced IOL was designed to allow excellent vision at all distances – near, intermediate and far. With the Tecnis Symfony IOL, there is no worry of choosing one distance for the other. This IOL is also offered in a toric version for astigmatic patients!
The Symfony IOL will be used to replace your cataract-affected lens during cataract surgery.
During cataract surgery with Dr. Rosenthal, the natural lens in the eye is removed through small incisions in the cornea. Once the lens is removed, Dr. Rosenthal will use the Symfony IOL to replace it. When the surgery is complete, Dr. Rosenthal will have corrected your cataracts and presbyopia simultaneously.
Cataract surgery with Dr. Rosenthal is incredibly safe and effective, allowing most patients to live free of glasses and contact lenses.
The Symfony IOL offers many benefits to Dr. Rosenthal’s patients. Living with clear, crisp vision comes with the benefits of driving, reading and doing detail work with great clarity and ease. But what are some of the other benefits?
High-quality vision. Not only does the Symfony IOL get rid of the blurriness caused by presbyopia and cataracts, but it also eliminates discolored and distorted vision.
Clear vision at all distances. The main goal of the Symfony IOL is the offer clear vision at all distances, near, intermediate and far.
Low risk of halo and glare. A common symptom of cataracts is seeing halos and glare around lights, especially at night. Some IOLs on the market can also cause this. The Symfony IOL has an extremely low incidence of halos and glare.
Dr. Rosenthal is a renowned cataract surgeon with hundreds of success stories. Through the use of the new Symfony IOL, Dr. Rosenthal can help you experience your best possible vision. Call Rosenthal Eye Surgery today for your cataract consultation, and ask about the Symfony IOL. Call us or request an appointment online!