At Slade & Baker Vision Center we know that living life to the fullest means being able to see your world clearly. As we age, our ability to maintain focus begins to decrease and our normal lens becomes cloudy and opaque. We offer premium lens implant options for after cataract surgery or before cataract development with a procedure known as Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE). One of the most exciting advances in premium lens implant options is the Crystalens™. If you are having trouble seeing the golf ball after a long drive or simply having trouble reading, perhaps you should discuss your options with your ophthalmologist to determine if a premium lens could help you see your world in full clarity. Certain qualified patients over the age of 50 who are myopic or hyperopic can receive Crystalens™ as part of a clear lens exchange procedure also called refractive lens exchange. Crystalens™ provides the opportunity for someone to live your life without being dependant on glasses or contact lenses. If you are interested in finding out if you are a candidate please feel free to start the process by completing our self-evaluation test.
What is Crystalens?
The Crystalens™ accommodating intraocular lens is an intraocular lens used after cataract surgery or as a lens alternative in presbyopic lens exchange. Please consult a qualified ophthalmologist like Dr. Slade or Dr. Walton to determine if lens replacement would be right for you. The revolutionary concept of the lens was engineered with a hinge design to allow the optic, or part of the lens that you see through, to move back and forth as your focus on an image changes. This lens alternative is designed to make your eye accommodate like you did in your younger years. The surgical process is very similar to cataract surgery, which is a very common ophthalmic procedure. During this process the Crystalens™ accommodative intraocular lens is permanently implanted and functions in a similar fashion as the natural eye. Once the surgery has been completed your eyes can focus on far or near objects in a comfortable way with no discomfort. If you are experiencing presbyopia or cataracts please feel free to consult us about the possibility of utilizing the new crystalens® accommodative intraocular lens.