Premium Intraocular Lenses In New York City
Presbyopia is when your eyes gradually reduces its ability to read up close. It is a normal part of aging. This typically begins by mid-40s. The clear lens sits behind the iris, the colored part of the eye. When you are young, the lens is soft and flexible, easily changing shape. This lets you focus on objects both at distance and at near. After age 40, the lens becomes more rigid and cannot change shape as easily. This makes it harder to read or do any work up close. There is no way to pause or stop this naturally occurring process. Bifocals, contact lenses, LASIK, or cataract surgery are ways to correct presbyopia, thus not requiring reading glasses.
Customizable vision in cataract surgery aims to minimize the need for glasses after surgery. Dr. Rapoport spends time with each patient to develop an individualized plan to determine the best outcome for each person.
Below are some of the tools offered.
PREMIUM IOLS NYC
With monovision, Dr. Rapoport corrects your dominant eye for seeing at distance and your nondominant eye for near vision, thereby reducing the need for reading glasses. When both eyes are functioning together, the brain naturally selects the image from the eye that has the clearer focus. Having eyes for different purposes might sound unsettling, but many patients do very well with monovision. Blended vision simply refers to monovision with a smaller discrepancy between the eyes, increasing the need for reading glasses but making it easier to adjust to the difference between the two eyes.
Monovision and blended vision are common goals for patients over the age of 40, allowing patients to achieve good functional vision at both distance and near without the need for glasses or contact lenses.
Toric - astigmatism correcting lens:
Advanced technology makes it possible to correct the cataracts that may be clouding your vision – and the astigmatism that may be distorting your vision – all at the same time. The Toric intraocular lens replaces your eye’s natural clouded lens during cataract surgery. It also has the ability to reduce or eliminate corneal astigmatism at the same time it corrects cataracts. Typically the result is improved distance vision and less dependence on eyeglasses. However, most patients still require corrective lenses for near and intermediate tasks. With the Toric lens, your distance vision can now be clear and vibrant following cataract surgery.
TRIFOCAL / EXTENDED DEPTH OF FIELD LENSES
Trifocal / Extended Depth of Field Lenses:
The Panoptix lens was FDA-approved in August 2019, having been used for many years in over 70 countries Similar to the Symfony lens below, is the first approved “Trifocal Intraocular Lens. Panoptix is clinically shown to deliver an exceptional combination of near, intermediate and distance vision, reducing the need for glasses after surgery. While the lens implant looks like a multifocal lens, the optics work differently. Instead of producing two distinct focal points, the lens uses ENLIGHTEN 9R) Optical Technology, proprietary design that optimizes intermediate vision without compromising near and distance vision. It can correct both spherical and astigmatic corrections, and builds on Alcon’s proven AcrySof IQ IOL platform. With this lens, patients, can achieve excellent clarity at distance and a range of clear vision at near for patients receiving the lens. The unique technology allows for reading vision that is at a level in between the Symfony and the traditional multifocal lenses. Dr. Rapoport was one of the first group of surgeons in NYC to implement this lens with success in her practice.
ALCON VIVITY LENS
Alcon Vivity Lens:
This lens provides some minimal depth of field, while not compromising any contrast sensitivity, distance vision, or causing any higher order aberrations. While the other multifocal and extended depth of field lenses are not safe to implant in patients with significant glaucoma, macular degeneration, or other retinal pathology, the Vivity is safe to implant in this group of patients and provides a larger range of in focus vision than a monofocal lens. This is the perfect choice for patients who have conditions such as advanced glaucoma or macular degeneration but who still want more range of in focus visions than a standard monofocal lens.