Lifestyle Lens Options

With advances in lens technology, it’s now possible to have intraocular lenses (IOLs) implanted to correct astigmatism and eliminate or lessen the need for bi-focal and reading glasses.  These lenses replace the eye’s natural, cloudy lens, which cannot be seen or felt by the patient and becomes a permanent part of the eye.

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John-Kenyon Cataract Center offers the latest in implantable lens options. Contact us to learn more about the broad range of options available and to find the best lens for you.

  • The TECNIS® Multifocal Lens and ReSTOR lOL are designed to provide patients with high-quality near and far vision in any light condition, allowing you to see the both big picture and fine detail.
  • The Crystalens AO Lens is an excellent option for those who are interested in distance or night vision.  You’ll still need reading glasses, but won’t lose your intermediate vision.
  • Monofocal Aspheric Lenses are designed to provide better contrast sensitivity, or how well you see beyond details on a standard eye chart. John-Kenyon offers the TECNIS® Monofocal IOL, which provides better contrast sensitivity and improves the ability to see in varying light conditions, such as rain, snow, fog, twilight and nighttime darkness.
  • Toric IOLs both correct astigmatism and recapture quality distance vision in one step. Until their recent introduction, candidates for IOLs could only have nearsightedness and farsightedness corrected during cataract surgery. Toric IOLs provide the freedom from glasses you’re looking for while correcting astigmatism.

  • Who is at risk for cataracts?

    Cataracts can occur at any age, but are much more common after the age of 55.  About half of the population has a cataract by age 65, and nearly everyone over 75 has them. In rare cases, infants can have congenital cataracts.

  • What causes cataracts?

    Eye injury, medications, and eye diseases can cause cataracts, or they may be congenital.  Although the majority occur as a part of the aging process, other medical factors like diabetes, glaucoma, smoking, and excessive sun exposure can increase the risk of cataract formation.

  • Does insurance cover cataract surgery?

    Medicare and most health insurance plans will cover cataract surgery and monofocal intraocular lenses, but not the cost of premium intraocular lenses.

  • Is there an additional cost for lifestyle lenses?

    Yes.  If you have vision loss due to cataracts, traditional cataract surgery may be covered by Medicare or private insurance. However, the cost of the vision correction technology is considered elective and not covered by Medicare and private insurance.

  • What if I've already had LASIK?

    Even if you have had another eye surgery, like LASIK, you may still be a good candidate for cataract surgery.  Your doctor will take previous procedures into consideration when discussing treatment options with you at your comprehensive evaluation.

  • Will I still need glasses after cataract surgery?

    The implantation of lifestyle lenses can provide options to reduce or eliminate your dependence on glasses or contact lenses. Some patients may still need glasses for night driving, reading in low-light, or reading fine print.

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Stephanie K., LASIK

Stephanie’s dry eyes led her to take the plunge and get LASIK at John-Kenyon!

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Catie K., LASIK

The morning after having LASIK at John-Kenyon, Catie told Dr. Piracha she should have had the procedure a long time ago. Not even 24 hours later, she was pointing out all the street signs on the way to her follow up appointment.

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Greg W., LASIK

Greg woke up seeing the alarm clock for the first time in 15 years after LASIK at John-Kenyon.