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Tecnis Symfony Cataract Lens

Tecnis Symfony Cataract Lens

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 mono-focal 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 is 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 multifocal 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 visual 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 of 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 Panoptix Trifocal IOL, 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 214-328-0444 to schedule a free consult at LaserCare Eye Center to see if you have cataracts and discuss which lens is best for your lifestyle. We have 3 office locations in Dallas Fort Worth.

Tecnis Symfony Cataract Lens

Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in people above the age of 40. The American Academy of Ophthalmology estimates that about 24.4 million Americans aged 40 and above are affected by cataracts, and that about 50% of the population has cataracts by the time they hit 75. As people get older, there’s a high chance of developing one or more cataracts. Do you fall in any of these statistics? If so, consider getting Tecnis Symfony implants in Dallas Texas.

It’s no surprise that the approval of this new and ground-breaking treatment for cataracts would make big news in the world of ophthalmology. The Tecnis Symfony lens is basically an intraocular (IOL) lens that can be implanted into the eye during cataract surgery. This lens was approved by FDA in 2016, becoming the first and only presbyopia-correcting extended range of vision IOL.

Tecnis Symfony Lens Vs Standard Monofocal Lenses

Before multifocal intraocular lenses were developed, the aim of IOL surgery with monofocal lenses was to restore vision for simple tasks such as driving, watching TV, or other distance related tasks. The introduction of standard IOLs made improvements in clarity, though wearing contact lenses and glasses was still necessary for reading or close work. All this changed with the introduction of the Multifocal Cataract Lenses. Here are some of the things that set Tecnis Symfony Lens apart from traditional IOLs:

  • While traditional IOLs are effective, they only correct near or distance vision. In contrast, Tecnis Symfony lens delivers a continuous full range of high-quality vision, which means no compromise in distance vision.
  • Unlike traditional IOLs, Symfony lens has reduced incidence of halos or glares.
  • With Symfony lens, there’s no reduction in contrast sensitivity, which is a common problem with other multifocal lenses.
  • Symfony lens also has a special diffraction grating.
  • In contrast with monofocal IOLs, there are no reports of typical lens-related side effects with Symfony lens.

Added Benefits of Tecnis Symfony Lens

Your decision to have Tecnis Symfony Lens implants in Dallas Texas will bring about various benefits. One significant advantage is that this type of lens is much more forgiving with any ocular pathology you may have. If you have mild macular degeneration or severe dry eyes, the Tecnis Symfony lens is more likely to perform equally or much better than a standard multifocal lens.

If you have astigmatism, you can benefit greatly from a version of Symfony lens known as Tecnis Symfony Toric lens, which is designed to correct the problem. The fact that the recovery time after having Tecnis Symfony lens implants is minimal is also a big advantage. Patients can be able to resume their usual routine just 24hrs after surgery. We use a laser to perform laser cataract surgery with further improved refractive and visual outcomes that greatly reduces or eliminates the need for glasses and contacts.

Are you a Good Candidate for the Tecnis Symfony Lens?

Just like with other surgical procedures, those who want to have Tecnis Symfony Lens implants have to be evaluated to determine their suitability for the procedure. Before getting the implants, you will undergo tests that will help determine whether your eyes are healthy enough.

People with normal eyes and most people who have undergone LASIK surgery are considered to be good candidates for the Tecnis Symfony lens. On the other hand, people with unhealthy eyes, i.e. those with retina problems, scarring of the cornea and macular degeneration are not a fit for the procedure.

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 214-328-0444 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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