Toric IOLs are not multifocal, so they have to be set for a particular type of vision without glasses (near vision or distance vision clear without glasses).
Often we will set one eye for distance and the other for near, so that the patient can see both far and near without glasses—this is called monovision.
With Advanced Technology IOLs, also known as Premium IOLs, we can often reduce or eliminate dependence on glasses or contact lenses.
These lens implants correct astigmatism in the patient’s eye.
The Tecnis Symfony IOL provides good distance and intermediate vision without glasses, but patients may still need glasses for reading.
Even when patients have some glare, most feel that the benefits of this lens allowing them to see near and far without glasses outweighs the mild glare symptoms.
This system images the eye in the office and then electronically transfers the patient’s unique imaging data to the operating room laser and microscope.
This allows for the most precise placement of astigmatism correcting lens or relaxing incisions.
Please see below: Restor Multifocal and Extended Range IOLs.
These lenses provide good uncorrected near and distance vision.