The Evolution of the Cataract Evaluation
When I first started doing cataract evaluations the lenses that we had were great. However, if someone had astigmatism and also wanted to see at distance and up close, we really didn’t have a great option for them. That all changed once we a laser got approved for cataract surgery. Now we have the ability to correct astigmatism at the time of cataract surgery and the lenses we use for cataract surgery got even better.
Now with laser approved and trifocal lenses approved, we have the ability to correct astigmatism and have a patient wake up and see at distance, intermediate, and up close. We even have the Light Adjustable Lens for patients, which allows patients to customize their vision after their cataract surgery. The technology we were waiting for over ten years ago is here. I recommend a thorough eye consultation so you can figure out which solution would be best for you.