For most of us, wearing eyeglasses is an inevitable part of getting older, but bifocal lens implants could make reaching for a pair of spectacles a thing of the past.
“Bifocal lens implants are a new, exciting option for cataract surgery,” explains ophthalmologist Laurel Quinn, MD. Cataract surgery, which is the removal of the eye’s clouded natural lens, is a very common, safe and effective procedure. However, most patients still need reading glasses or bifocals after surgery. A bifocal lens implant, which is inserted through a very small incision during cataract surgery, allows patients to see clearly without their glasses and can correct both distance and near vision. The outpatient procedure takes less than 30 minutes.
Make an appointment for an eye exam if you notice any changes in your vision. If you develop sudden vision changes, such as double vision or blurriness, see your doctor right away.
Winona Health offers:
- State of the art intraocular lenses, placed at the time of cataract surgery, with unique optics to improve image quality and contrast.
- AcrySof ReSTOR lenses, a deluxe lens option for patients who want to minimize their need for reading glasses after cataract surgery.
- AcrySof Toric lenses, a deluxe lens option which provides improved distance vision and decreased dependency on glasses for cataract patients with astigmatism.
For more information:
Eye Care Center
Winona Health, Clinic 3rd floor
859 Mankato Avenue
Winona, MN 55987
8 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Friday