Advanced Lifestyle Vision

It's quite natural to be concerned when we notice our vision begin to deteriorate with symptoms of cataracts.  Glare and halos while driving at night, loss of color perception, and continuous blurring of vision can make everyday activities more difficult and less enjoyable.  More than 50% of people over the age of 60 have cataracts already developing in their eyes. In fact, it is said that nearly everyone will develop cataracts if they live long enough. A cataract is a progressive eye disease that affects the lens inside the eye. If left untreated, cataracts could eventually continue to develop to the point of causing blindness.  In order to see clearly again, the natural lens needs to be surgically removed and in its place, an Intra-Ocular Lens Implant will be inserted.

Cataract surgery is one of the most common and successful procedures performed today.  Using powerful numbing medication, a small, self-sealing incision is created to allow the cataract to be broken into microscopic particles and gently suctioned from the eye. Once removed, an artificial lens is implanted into the same thin tissue that held your natural lens. You should be able to resume most of your normal activities within a day or two.

With Advanced Lifestyle Vision, there are three treatment options that will clear the distorted vision caused by your cataracts along with any nearsightedness or farsightedness that you may have: Basic Vision; HD Vision; and HD Progressive Vision.

HD Vision and HD Progressive Vision are complete vision restoration options that are designed to provide you with an extended range of clear and sharp vision. Which option you choose will determine how well you see after your cataract procedure.

Basic Vision

With Basic Vision, a single focus implant is used to provide clear vision at one point of focus, usually at a distance. Some patients will need glasses or contact lenses to see distance, while most will need glasses for near and intermediate distances. Any distortion caused by astigmatism will not be corrected.

 

HD Vision

With HD Vision, single vision implants are inserted in both eyes to provide a greater range of vision. Any distortion caused by astigmatism will be corrected anticipating good distance and some intermediate vision for driving day or night and working on the computer if this is desired. Patients will still need reading glasses for near vision.

 

HD Progressive Vision

With HD Progressive Vision, Premium Multifocal Implants are inserted to provide a full range of vision, reducing or eliminating the patient's need for glasses for most daily activities including driving, playing golf, working on the computer and reading books, newspapers and menus. Patients may still need occassional use of reading glasses for fine print and driving at night.

 

Advanced Diagnostic Analysis

It all begins with understanding what will work best for you.  Choosing either HD Vision or HD Progressive Vision requires that a number of advanced diagnostic tests be performed. The costs of these tests are not covered by Medicare, or other insurance plans, but are essential in determining if your eyes are capable of achieving the desired results. The information collected from these tests will also provide critical information used to plan your cataract surgery treatment. Both HD Vision and HD Progressive Vision also offer complete vision restoration program following cataract surgery that includes Ocular Wellness and Vision Enhancement therapy.

 

Next Steps...

If you are experiencing cataracts and want the best possible visual outcome, ask Dr. Weston which Advanced Lifestyle Vision option is right for you. Since you only have two eyes, be sure you understand your treatment options and how each can provide you with the enhanced lifestyle you desire.