Premium intraocular lenses (IOL’s) are an advanced new option for patients who wish to reduce or eliminate their increased dependence on glasses or contact lenses due to cataracts or presbyopia. Premium IOL’s correct a full range of functional vision, so recipients can see at near, intermediate and distant intervals without the constant burden of glasses or contacts.
The Tecnis Multifocal is a Premium IOL that was FDA approved in January 2009. This lens has numerous focusing zones to provide patients with a full range of vision. The Tecnis Multifocal was designed to give patients superior near vision and reading speed as well as high-quality vision at all distances and in all lighting conditions. In the cases studied, the Tecnis Multifocal has received extremely high patient satisfaction.
Dr. Woodcock was chosen to participate in the Tecnis Multifocal FDA study. He spent two years working on the investigation and is very excited about the recent FDA approval.
“This lens has sparked a lot of excitement in our practice,” Dr. Woodcock stated. “We have never seen such high success at diminishing the need for glasses!”
To date, over 98% of Dr. Woodcock’s patients that received the Tecnis Multifocal are free from glasses. As you can imagine, they are extremely pleased with their outcomes. The Tecnis Multifocal has proven to be truly comparable to LASIK!
The Crystalens is an auto-focusing, accommodating IOL. Its revolutionary hinges work with your eye’s natural muscles to mimic the eye’s ability to shift focus between objects at various distances. Crystalens can restore a full range of functional vision. This lens provides excellent distance vision, intermediate vision and clarity for driving at night.
In FDA studies, 92% of participants could see 20/25 at a distance and 96% could see 20/20 at arm’s length. 98% of patients could pass their driver’s exam without corrective lenses, 100% could see their dashboard and computer screen without assistance and 98% could see the newspaper without their glasses or contacts.
The ideal candidates for Crystalens are active individuals who require clear vision for distance and night driving, but may not mind wearing reading glasses to see fine print.
Dr. Michael Woodcock and Carolina Vision Center have been a Crystalens Center of Excellence since 2007! Dr. Woodcock has performed more than 26,000 refractive cataract surgeries and a total of more than 51,000 vision correction procedures. He has been named one of “America’s Top Ophthalmologists” since 2004 by Consumer’s Research Council of America.
Dr. Woodcock was the first certified Crystalens surgeon in North Carolina and the first in the world to use the Crystalens HD! To date, he is one of the nation’s Crystalens leaders and has implanted more than 800 Crystalens. Dr. Woodcock was named to the Crystalens Advisory Board and works with other ophthalmologists in the United States to improve technology for patients.
ReSTOR is a premium, multi-focal IOL that is uniquely effective in restoring near, intermediate and distance vision with a technology called apodization — an innovation similar to the technology used in microscopes and telescopes to improve image quality. In simple terms, apodization is a gradual transition of rings which expand from the center of the lens to the edge of the lens.
In clinical trials, 94% of patients who received ReSTOR said that they would have the lens implanted again. 99% of Doctor Woodcock’s premium lens patients can both read and drive without glasses.
The ideal candidates for ReSTOR are people who enjoy activities which require excellent near vision, such as reading. Patients who receive the ReSTOR lens may require glasses for activities requiring intermediate vision such as computer use, and for night driving, as they may experience glare around light especially at night.
To determine if you are a candidate for a Premium IOL, schedule an appointment with Dr. Woodcock today. He will perform a thorough examination and advise you of a customized treatment plan for effectively correcting your vision.