The Eye Institute of West Florida is led by the vision of delivering our patients the best care available in a safe and caring environment. One way we continue working toward this goal is by providing our patients the most advanced technology available to ensure the best vision correction possible. When it comes to refractive vision correction treatments to reduce or eliminate your need for glasses, the new advanced TECNIS® Symfony Intraocular Lens (IOL) may be the best option for you.
During cataract surgery, you have the option of electing technology and premium lenses that work to get you out of glasses and contact lenses. Often, even the most advanced options will still require the use of reading glasses to see up close. The Symfony lens is the only one of its kind, offering new optical technology to provide an Extended Range of Vision.
The lens works to create continuous, clear vision with minimal to no need for glasses at every visual range – near, far and intermediate. This allows patients to see well when they are reading the newspaper or their phone, working on the computer or watching television and driving or playing golf.
The Symfony IOL comes in a Non-Toric and Toric version. The Toric Symfony IOL is used when a patient needs astigmatism correction at the same time as cataract surgery, enabling them to have the clearest vision possible after their surgery.
Cataract surgery with the use of the Symfony IOL works the same as cataract surgery with any other type of intraocular lens implant. Your cataract surgeon removes your old, cloudy lens and replaces it with the new Symfony IOL. This advanced lens has proven to give our patients the freedom from vision correcting devices such as contacts or glasses.
The Tecnis Symfony lens received FDA approval in the United States in July 2016 and is available at The Eye Institute of West Florida. If you notice that your vision is changing and your glasses are no longer creating a crisp, bright image, you may have cataracts. Schedule an appointment with one of our cataract surgeons to see how we can help!