Would you like to be able to be able to read, see at a distance and see everything in between? With the new technologically advanced Crystalens, seeing clearly at all distances without the need of reading glasses or bi-focals is now a possibility. The Crystalens IOL (Intraocular lens) is the first of its kind to mimic the contraction of eye muscles to accommodate and focus at near, immediate and far distances. The main difference between the Crystalens and other multifocal lenses is that the Crystalens uses technology to accommodate and allow clear vision at all distances, instead of just multiple distances with multifocal lenses, which are divided into zones of vision. It also significantly lowers glare and halos around lights at night compared to multifocal technology.
The Crystalens is implanted during cataract surgery and gives patients the ability to minimize their need for reading glasses or bi-focals. We tell all patients not to expect to be completely free of glasses. The advantage of multifocal and accomodative IOLs is to be able to be by far less dependent on glasses compared to monofocal lenses.
Clinical Trial Data for the Crystalens:
- FDA one-year clinical study 92% of the people enrolled in the study (implanted bilaterally) could see 20/25 or better at distance, 96% could see 20/20 at arm's length and 73% could see 20/25 at near without glasses or contact lenses.
- 98% of these people could pass their drivers test, 100% could see their computer or put on their makeup, and 98% could read a magazine, all without glasses or contact lenses.
- Keep in mind that real life data does not always mimic clinical trials. That said, the level of satisfaction with these implants among our patients is more than 98%