The Need for Reading Glasses
Many patients who have cataracts also have presbyopia, a vision condition that causes the eye lenses to become less flexible over time. As the lenses stiffen, it becomes increasingly difficult to focus your vision on up-close objects. This is not a refractive error like farsightedness; it is a common condition that occurs to most people over age 40 – even patients who have had excellent eyesight their entire lives. Reading glasses are needed to see menus, text messages, labels and other fine print as well as to perform up-close tasks like needlepoint, painting, puzzles and more.
What is the TECNIS Symfony® Lens?
The TECNIS Symfony intraocular lens (IOL) is the first and only presbyopia-correcting lens for cataract patients with extended depth of focus. During cataract surgery your cloudy lens is removed and replaced with a new lens. The Symfony Extended Range of Vision IOL option provides seamless, high-definition vision at all distances, effectively reducing or even eliminating the need for glasses (even reading glasses) after surgery. Both nighttime and daytime vision is often improved by these advanced lenses and there is a low risk of glare or halos around lights.
TECNIS Symfony® Toric IOL
If you are a cataract patient who has lived with astigmatism for most of your life, the TECNIS Symfony Toric IOL is an amazing option that can correct your cataract, presbyopia and astigmatism during the cataract surgery procedure. A full range of continuous, sharp vision is possible with the Symfony Toric lens, reducing or eliminating the need for glasses and low overall spectacle wear after surgery. For people who have worn glasses for decades, this lens can be truly life-changing.
Are You a Good Candidate for a Symfony Lens?
Our team can assess your vision to determine if a Symfony IOL would help you achieve your vision goals. By performing a comprehensive eye exam, we can asses your ocular health and set realistic expectations for the outcome of your cataract surgery and the IOL we recommend. We don’t take lens selection lightly; we work hard to help our patients achieve their best possible vision to enhance their lifestyle and hobbies. If you have dreamed about living life without the constraints of glasses, you owe it to yourself to learn more about Symfony IOLs during cataract surgery.
If you’re a candidate for cataract surgery, talk to your surgeon about whether you could be a good candidate for a Symfony IOL in Dallas, TX.