When undergoing cataract surgery, Dr. Rom will remove your natural lens (where the cataract has formed) and replace it with an artificial lens. Most insurance companies reimburse for a standard lens implant, or standard IOL. These lenses allow patients to have cataract free vision, but patients may have to wear glasses to see well in the distance and will have to wear reading glasses or bifocals in order to see well up close and intermediate distances.
Premium Lens Implants, what we like to call LifeStyle lenses or IOLs, can reduce or even eliminate the need for reading glasses or bifocals after undergoing cataract surgery. These innovative lenses can allow patients to see at multiple ranges including near and far away. Dr. Rom of Insight Eye Center offers the ReSTOR®, Crystalens®, and Tecnis® LifeStyle IOLs to his patients.
At Insight Eye Center, we are proud to be one of the first practices in the region to offer our patients the Symfony IOL by AMO, which can not only reduce or eliminate the need for reading glasses or bifocals after cataract surgery, unlike other multifocal IOLs, the Symfony lens gives patients an extended range of vision, which means objects don’t have to be held at an exact distance in order to be seen clearly. The Symfony lens is also designed to reduce glare and halos, providing improved night vision. With the Symfony IOL, patients can have clearer vision at all distances including near, far and everything in-between.
Patients that want to live an active lifestyle and want to enjoy the freedom to enjoy activities without glasses should ask about the Symfony lens at Insight Eye Center. For patients who opt for premium lens implants, the cataract surgery technique is the exact same, only the implant is different. Dr. Rom will talk to patients about their lens options during their cataract exam.