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 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.
  • 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.
  • The AcrySof® IQ PanOptix® Trifocal Intraocular Lens  is an artificial lens implant that is used to improve vision after cataract removal in people who also have blurred vision due to an irregularly shaped cornea (corneal astigmatism). The lens works by bending light rays to allow them to focus on the retina (the back surface of the eye) to provide for improved distance (for example, driving, playing golf), intermediate, and near vision.

  • The AcrySof® IQ Vivity™ Extended Vision IOL is an artificial lens implant used to focus images clearly onto the back of your eye (retina) to allow clear vision after the cataract removal. The AcrySof® IQ Vivity™ Extended Vision IOL provides clear distance vision (e.g., for watching children playing in the backyard). In addition, the AcrySof® IQ Vivity™ Extended Vision IOL allows for better intermediate (working on a computer, applying makeup or shaving) and some near (reading, knitting) vision compared to what a monofocal IOL would provide. You will get the full benefit of the AcrySof® IQ Vivity™ Extended Vision IOL when it is implanted in both eyes. Please discuss with your eye doctor whether this is the right IOL for you.
  • 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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Kurt B. , LASIK

Kurt was looking for a lifestyle change. He now can enjoy life contact and glasses free!