Crystalens® is an IOL designed to allow central part of the lens to move back and forth as you change focus from near to far. Crystalens® moves forward or backward as you change focus. This movement,or accommodation, allows the eye to focus on objects across a broad range of distances to reduce or eliminate dependence on glasses or contacts. In particular, this accommodation provides significant advantages in addressing intermediate vision. It is the first and only FDA-approved accommodating intraocular lens
Crystalens® has effectiveness proven in clinical trials.The majority of all patients implanted with Crystalens® IOLs could see better at all distances compared to patients implanted with a monofocal IOL. The lens produces a single image similar to our natural crystalline lens and requires no neuroadaptation to viewing multiple images. The Crystalens® typically has less glare and halos associated with nighttime driving than with multifocal IOLs. It is a great choice for previous refractive surgery patients who do not have a large amount of astigmatism.
Benefits of Multifocal/Accommodating IOLs
Both multifocal and accommodating lenses provide an added benefit to the cataract and refractive patients, offering them the potential independence from reading glasses. Our surgeon has extensive experience implanting each lens with exceptional results. With proper patient selection we can offer patients an opportunity to live virtually free from glasses and contacts, an option they would otherwise not have with conventional monofocal lenses.