If you are in your forties or fifties, you may have experienced a decline in your near vision. A common result of this is having to hold things far away to see, like a smartphone to read a text message or books for reading. If you find yourself struggling with these symptoms, you could have a common condition called presbyopia. Click the button below to see if you are a candidate for the revolutionary procedure that will help reduce your dependency on reading glasses. This quick survey takes less than a minute to fill out.
What is Dysfunctional Lens Syndrome (i.e. Presbyopia)?
Presbyopia occurs when the natural lens of the eye loses flexibility, which typically occurs during middle age. This lens is responsible for focusing light on the retina and flexes to accommodate when near vision is needed. As we age, the natural lens loses its elasticity and becomes less flexible. When this happens, the lens is no longer able to accommodate for close range distance.
Presbyopia treatment usually begins with a pair of reading glasses. People with presbyopia generally reach for their reading glasses each time they need to read a text, look at a label or read their favorite book. However, this quickly becomes tiring and frustrating.
If you are experiencing presbyopia, and are interested in learning more about your vision options, contact us at Williamson Eye Center to schedule an appointment with us!
Have you noticed that as you age, you are beginning to struggle with your vision? Even if you have not yet developed cataracts, you may be having trouble focusing on objects up close such as the newspaper or a computer screen. Depending upon your particular lifestyle and current prescription, your surgeon may recommend Refractive Lens Exchange.
Tecnis Symfony IOL
For those suffering from presbyopia and cataracts, there is a new Intraocular Lens (IOL) on the market called the Tecnis Symfony. The Symfony is the first of its kind that’s able to treat both cataracts and presbyopia while improving a full range of vision. Unlike most intraocular lenses, the Symfony IOL exhibits a low instance of the effects of halos and glare around lights. Instead, patients are left with a clear, crisp vision. Even if a patient has cataracts, they get the full range of their vision back: intermediate, distant and near vision. The Symfony IOL allows for a higher quality of life and a lessened dependence on reading glasses.
The Symfony IOL is ideal for patients who are already candidates for receiving cataract surgery. During cataract surgery, the Symfony IOL is implanted in the eye. The Symfony IOL is used to replace the cataract-affected lens in the eye, leaving in its path clearer vision. The Symfony IOL doesn’t affect the way that cataract surgery is performed. Instead, it only changes the way that you see after. Most patients are able to see more clearly almost immediately after surgery, and full results are achieved thereafter.
Call Williamson Eye Center today for a free, no-risk consultation. We will work with you to develop a custom plan for your visual freedom!