Vision Correction Treatment Options
After the age of 40, many people start to become concerned with the effects of aging. Like our skin and joints, our eyes start to lose their flexibility and the clarity of near vision surrounding vision begins to change. Our aging eyes can often make what were once easy tasks much more difficult, such as reading a book or trying to view a text message on your smart phone. When our eyes lose their flexibility, this is called presbyopia. Presbyopia occurs when elasticity and flexibility is lost in the lens. Without the necessary elasticity, near vision becomes impossible. This lost elasticity means that the eye cannot change the shape of the lens, which makes things that require focusing the eye possible like the text in a book or seeing small objects while crafting. Although presbyopia is not an eye disease, many people after the age of 40 find that they need to use reading glasses to be able to see properly.
Presbyopia can be treated and corrected in several ways. The most common way is continued use of eyeglasses or contact lenses, which are only temporary solutions for presbyopia. For those that are looking for permanent treatment options for their presbyopia, there are procedures that are available.
What Permanent Treatment Options are there for Presbyopia?
For those that suffer from both presbyopia and cataracts, the Symfony Tecnis IOL is a fantastic treatment option. The Symfony IOL is the first of its kind, and is the only IOL on the market can treat both presbyopia and cataracts at the same time. With the Symfony IOL, it is inserted into the eye, and used to replace the aged cataract that is causing cloudy vision. Once the lens is replaced, the Symfony IOL leaves clear vision, rather than glare and halos around lights like traditional cataract surgery can. The Symfony IOL also removes the need for reading glasses, because standard lenses are not used to replace the aged lens of the eye. In its place, the Symfony IOL only leaves clear vision and a higher quality of life for the patients that receive it. You can find more information for the Symfony Tecnis IOL here: Symfony Tecnis IOL