Tecnis Symfony Lens


Most traditional lenses offer either near, intermediate, or far vision. Near vision is suitable for activities such as reading, intermediate suits the use of electronic gadgets such as computers and mobile phones, and distant vision covers activities such as driving. Most traditional monofocal lenses are limited in their ability to provide vision at a close distance without the use of glasses.


IOLs (Intraocular lenses) are used to replace the eye’s natural lens during cataract surgery. They are thus medical devices that are aimed at facilitating vision correction.  In the past, patients who underwent cataract surgery had to wear very thick eyeglasses or contact lenses that would enable them to see properly.


The Tecnis Symfony lens addresses these challenges. It is the first presbyopia-correcting vision IOL, and the most effective. The lens provides a full and continuous range of quality vision, regardless of the distance of the objects.


The Tecnis Symfony Lens corrects Presbyopia


For many years, older Americans have been struggling with the loss of focusing ability of nearby objects. Presbyopia is the normal loss of this focusing ability as a result of age. It commonly begins after the age of 40, when seeing small print becomes challenging. Presbyopia affects people with both good and poor vision, and about 123 million Americans are likely to have it by 2020.


The Tecnis Symfony lens are the first, and currently the only, presbyopia-correcting vision IOLS available. They deliver an extended range of vision for both short and long distances. How do they work? They migrate presbyopia side effects so that you can clearly see across the entire range of vision.


Tecnis Symfony delivers Sharp continuous vision


The Tecnis vision IOLs have the ability to deliver uncorrected visual acuity at all distances. Traditional IOL solutions for presbyopia treatment would use multifocals and trifocals. These would work by splitting light into several distinct focal points that would make it easier for the natural lens in the eye to view objects with increased focus.


The accommodative IOLs would work by altering their own shape and power according to the contraction of the ciliary muscles. Therefore, the traditional approach mainly consisted of the distinct distances of functional vision from the object to the eye.


The Tecnis Symfony IOL operates in an improved and more effective manner. As opposed to splitting light into distinct focal points, this IOL elongates the focus of vision and results in an increased depth of field. This is primarily how Tecnis Symfony enables you to achieve continuous vision and high image contrast.


Tecnis IOLs have enhanced functionality


With the Tecnis IOLS, you can now obtain accurate vision in any lighting condition. This holds true whether or not you have astigmatism. How is this achieved? The IOLs are able to function in a pupil-independent manner. This means that the pupil doesn’t affect the ability of this IOL to maintain vision in low or bright light situations. The IOLs also have low spectacle wear, keeping them functioning for longer.


Tecnis Symfony Lenses reduce the time spent wearing glasses


Are you tired of carrying your glasses with you everywhere you go? The Tecnis Symfony lens delivers vision acuity of 20/20 or better. The Tecnis IOLs combine a diffractive pattern with achromatic technology to deliver this high level of vision acuity. It also extends continuously across a range of distances. In fact, 85% of patients who used to wear glasses all the time report a reduced need for having their glasses with them.


A long-term solution


The Tecnis Symfony lens is made of a material that doesn’t glisten. Glistening is a common cause for inhibiting vision because it causes light scattering, which reduces image contrast. The Tecnis Symfony lens is free of glistening-causing materials, and thus offers a long-term solution for clear vision.

Schedule your cataract consult in Dallas Texas

You should note that there are currently 4 multifocal lens implants offered in Dallas Texas, including Acrysof IQ ReSTOR Cataract IOL, Acrysof Toric Intraocular Cataract Lens, Crystalens Implant and Tecnis Symfony IOL. With these four choices, it becomes possible for you to choose an IOL that will correct your vision at all distances; near, far and everything in between. Please call 241-574-9600 to schedule a free consult to see if you have cataracts and discuss which lens is best for your lifestyle. We have 3 office locations in Dallas Fort Worth.

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