Are you tired of fumbling around with contact lenses or eyeglasses to see clearly? Whether you have slightly blurred vision or very poor eyesight, you should know that there are a number of corrective options available to you. Dr. Jay Schwartz, a leading eye surgeon, recommends lens implantation surgery to many of his patients. The procedure is a short 15- to 30-minute surgery that involves placing customized lens implants in the eyes. At Schwartz Laser Eye Center in Scottsdale and Glendale, Arizona, you can achieve the eyesight you have always wanted.
Imagine what life would be like if you could wake up in the morning, open your eyes, and see the world with near-perfect clarity. You no longer have to reach for your eyeglasses, or mess around with contact lenses, yet everything is sharp and clear. Don’t just dream about being one of those people with excellent eyesight — be one. To learn more about whether lens implants are right for you, contact our Scottsdale and Glendale eye centers today.
AcrySof ReSTOR® IOL is recommended for cataract patients requiring vision correction at varying distances. Individuals who need bifocals or eyeglasses to read up-close and to see at a distance are typically good candidates for the AcrySof ReSTOR® IOL. This innovative lens is implanted into the eye and provides superior results, which are typically evident just one day after the procedure. The lens material is soft and pliable, so lenses can be easily implanted and are also comfortable.
Types of Lenses
Visian ICL™ implantation is known for providing “high-definition” vision. The procedure is relatively quick and painless. Dr. Schwartz starts by numbing the eye with topical anesthesia. Then, two openings are created near the cornea, and the lens is inserted behind the iris. The lens is specially created for your prescription and can correct nearsightedness or farsightedness. Patients typically experience full recovery within about two days, after which most can expect clear, sharp, and vivid eyesight.
Candidates for Lens implants
The best way to learn whether you are a candidate for lens implants is to meet with Dr. Schwartz for an evaluation. Candidates for lens implants typically include individuals who:
- Are not candidates for LASIK eye surgery
- Have had the same eye prescription for at least a year
- Have thin corneas or dry eyes
- Are nearsighted, farsighted, or both
- Have previously undergone eye surgery
- Are over 21 years of age
- Are in relatively good health
- Have realistic expectations
- Are well-informed about the treatment
- Feel glasses or contact lenses are hindrances in daily life
Benefits of Lens Implants
- Achieve clear, vivid vision without the need for eyeglasses or contact lenses
- Procedure is quick, with minimal discomfort
- Results are nearly instant – patients can see clearly after just one to two days
- Short recovery time – one to two days
- Correct multiple vision deficiencies
- Safe and FDA-approved
- High success rate
- Material is biocompatible and comfortable
- Long-lasting results – up to 15 years or more in some cases
Learn More about Lens Implants
With recent advances in eye care, there is no need to suffer with less-than-perfect vision anymore. Dr. Schwartz is one of the top eye surgeons in the country and has helped numerous patients to significantly improve their eyesight. To learn more about lens implants, contact our eye centers in Scottsdale and Glendale today.