TECNIS: A Multifocal Intraocular Lens
Patients with cataracts or presbyopia may be strong candidates for placement of a TECNIS® multifocal lens implant. The TECNIS multifocal lens can provide patients with clearer vision and a reduced need for corrective eyewear during both day and night. Dr. Jim E. Montgomery places TECNIS multifocal lenses in Northglenn, CO, as part of his commitment to offering patients individualized, conservative care.
How the TECNIS Multifocal Lens Works
All types of intraocular lenses (IOLs) improve patient vision by replacing the crystalline lens, which is the convex disc of tissue that lies behind the iris. Eventually, cataracts will reach a point at which the sufferer can no longer focus. The result is much like trying to see through a dirty window. An IOL replaces the clouded lens to allow light to enter the eye unobstructed, resulting in improved focus. While a monofocal lens can restore focus at one distance, the TECNIS IOL restores focus at all distances. Although some patients may still require glasses for some functions, they can expect to need their glasses far less often.
Some who suffer from presbyopia (age-related farsightedness) elect to receive the TECNIS IOL in order to minimize the need for reading glasses.
During a safe, comfortable in-office laser surgery procedure, Dr. Montgomery will place the TECNIS IOL. An extremely small incision is created in the cornea, granting access to the crystalline lens. A laser breaks the natural lens into pieces that are gently suctioned out. Next, the TECNIS is inserted through the incision. The incision is so small that sutures are not required following surgery.
An adjustment period can be expected as you become used to focusing with your IOL.
Although some patients may still require glasses for some functions, they can expect to need their glasses far less often after receiving the TECNIS IOL.
Benefits of TECNIS Multifocal Lens Implants
Candidates for TECNIS multifocal lens implants can expect a variety of benefits after placement:
- Improved ability to see in low-light settings
- Restored ability to focus
- Increased freedom from corrective eyewear
Are You a Candidate for a Multifocal Lens Implant?
Dr. Montgomery carefully evaluates every patient before recommending a TECNIS multifocal lens implant. You may be a candidate for this groundbreaking intraocular lens if you are diagnosed with at least one of the following conditions:
Dr. Montgomery will conduct a detailed analysis of your eyes and your health history to determine if this option is right for you. If you suffer with glaucoma, you may not qualify for this treatment. Premium IOLs such as the TECNIS are not covered by insurance, but we offer financing to help you afford this solution
Schedule a Consultation
If you feel you may be a strong candidate for intraocular lenses such as the TECNIS multifocal lens implant, please get in touch with our team to schedule an exam. You can reach us online or call (303) 252-9981. Dr. Montgomery places many brands and types of IOLs, including the TECNIS multifocal lens. We look forward to providing a solution that brings your world into focus.
"My friend referred me to Dr. Montgomery who was VERY patient, and determined I had a virus, complicated by dry eye. I have been working with him for over about two years now, and my eye is MUCH better under his very professional care. If you have an ongoing problem, or just need a good eye doc, I highly recommend him."Review From ratemds.com