Archive for September 2012
Will I wear glasses after cataract surgery?
Many patients ask why they have to wear corrective glasses after cataract surgery. In standard cataract surgery, the natural lens (or cataract) is replaced with a synthetic lens. The synthetic lens provides one focal point (either distance vision or near vision) and can not change. So if your cataract surgery allows you to have excellent…Read More
What are Toric Lenses?
Toric lenses are intraocular lenses that are placed at the time of cataract surgery that also correct for astigmatism. Astigmatism is when the front surface of the eye, or the cornea is shaped more like a football than a basketball, caused light rays to be defocused. Astigmatism can be corrected with contact lenses, glasses, laser…Read More
What are Premium Lenses?
During cataract surgery, the natural lens (cataract) is removed and surgically replaced with an intraocular lens (IOL). The standard IOL corrects for one distance, either near vision or distance vision. Patients will often wear glasses after cataract surgery with the standard lenses. Premium lenses are of two basic types; astigmatism correcting and mutli-focal lenses. The…Read More
Protecting your Eyes
We all spend quite a bit of time investing in our health, diet, skin, and hair. Our eyes give us access to the world, and there are some simple things you can do to protect your sight. Some basic tips; 1) Talk to your family about eye conditions, as many may have a hereditary component,…Read More