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Enjoying life to the fullest means being in contact with your surroundings — and that requires constantly changing visual focus to accommodate our everyday activities — at far distances, at arms length and up close. The CrystaLens automatically moves forward and backward with the eye's internal ciliary muscle, to help patients more naturally focus at all distances.
The CrystaLens is the only accommodating IOL that has been approved by the FDA. The CrystaLens is an advanced focusing implantable lens that can help you see clearly far away, at arms length and up-close without being dependent on glasses or contact lenses. The CrystaLens is used to replace the natural lens when it has stiffened and limited your ability to focus effectively, particularly when accompanied by cataract formation. Limited focusing ability means that you gradually lose the ability to see things at distance-at arm’s length or up close, without using either reading glasses, bifocals, or trifocals. Since CrystaLens has hinges on both sides of the IOL, it can be moved more easily by the ciliary muscle, allowing the eye to focus more naturally at a greater range of distances than traditional IOLs.
"I am writing to thank you and your staff so very much indeed for reuniting me with the world. It's amazing! (Whilst it did take me a minute to figure out whom I was looking at in the mirror.)
As a musician, my deteriorating vision was really affecting my work and I was beginning to struggle. Even so, I had no idea just how poor my vision really was until after my first surgery.
Now it is hard for me to remember or imagine what it was like for me (or anyone else suffering from the same condition) going trough life literally in the dark.
Not only has it recharged my working career, enabling me to see my instrument and studio equipment dials, but it has also recharged many other aspects of my life as well.
So again, I would like to thank you very much for giving me a new lease on life. You took the “fear factor” out of a scary procedure, making everything so very patient-friendly. I always knew I was in the best of hands."
Most people's vision remains stable until their 40's. At that time, the eye's natural crystalline lens begins to gradually enlarge and harden. Overtime it becomes difficult for your eyes to automatically focus on the people and things in your life that matter most, from near to far. This is known as loss of accommodation, or "presbyopia", which translates into limited focusing ability.
Limited focusing ability means that you gradually lose the ability to see things at distance-at arms length or up close, without using either reading glasses, bifocals, or trifocals. Its earliest symptom is difficulty seeing things close-up. One day you need to hold things out a bit from your eyes in order to see them clearly. Most people start using reading glasses at this time. The CrystaLens is the first intraocular lens (IOL) that replaces your youthful accommodation.
The CrystaLens is an advanced focusing implantable lens that can help you see clearly far away, at arms length and up-close without being dependent on glasses or contact lenses. The CrystaLens is the only accommodating IOL that has been approved by the FDA, and is used to replace the natural lens when it has stiffened and limited your ability to focus effectively, particularly when accompanied by cataract formation.
The CrystaLens has been designed with special hinges on both sides of the IOL. These hinges can be moved by the ciliary muscle in much the same way that a youthful lens does, allowing the eye to focus more naturally at a greater range of distances than traditional IOLs.
The first and only FDA approved accommodating intraocular lens.
The only lens that uses the natural focusing ability of the eye.
The first lens to provide a single focal point throughout a continuous range of vision from far to near.
If you are interested in seeing your best without glasses, please contact Harvard Eye Associates to evaluate the appropriateness of the CrystaLens for you. Together, we will discuss the benefits, risks and costs. All of us at Harvard Eye Associates strive to provide the latest proven solutions to protect and restore vision for you and your loved ones.
As always, Harvard Eye is first and foremost concerned about what is best for each individual patient. Call us today for your personalized consultation!
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