ReZoom® IOL Offers Greater Freedom from Glasses
Cataract surgery corrects vision by replacing the clouded natural lens with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL). Traditional IOLs are monofocal, meaning they correct vision at only one distance: near, medium, or far. Today, newer technologies are allowing patients to choose from several types of multifocal IOLs, including ReZoom®. These lenses are excellent for cataract surgery patients who already wear glasses or corrective lenses and would like to reduce or eliminate their dependence on them. The ReZoom® lens is available at our Toronto laser center. Schedule a consultation with our caring, knowledgeable staff today to see if ReZoom® is right for you.
Cataract Surgery is Evolving
A state-of-the-art IOL, ReZoom® is designed with multifocal zones that allow you to see across varying distances and light conditions. Unlike monofocal lenses, which usually provide good vision only at a distance with limited ability to see near objects without glasses, ReZoom® provides quality vision at all distances: near, intermediate, and far. With a multifocal IOL, you can expect to see comfortably during reading, computer use, and driving, for example.
Advantages of ReZoom®
The benefit of all cataract surgeries performed by our doctors is noticeably improved vision, which is better immediately and continues to improve during the first few weeks after surgery. Because we exclusively use foldable lenses, the surgeon can use a very small incision to insert the IOL in the patient’s eye. This equates to a much quicker healing time with less astigmatism.
The additional advantage of the ReZoom® IOL is that it may also significantly decrease your dependence on glasses or bifocals. Although results vary depending upon vision, lifestyle, and individual anatomy of the eyes, most patients find that they only need glasses to read very small type or drive at night.
Am I a Good Candidate?
If you are diagnosed with cataracts and are experiencing one or more of the following symptoms, you could be a candidate for ReZoom® IOL:
- Difficulty reading
- Difficulty seeing objects up close
- Difficulty seeing while driving, especially at night
- Frequently changing glasses prescriptions
It is also important for candidates to have realistic expectations of what multifocal IOLs, like ReZoom®, can do for their eyesight. If you decide to receive a multifocal lens, your use of glasses may decrease, but at the cost of losing some overall sharpness in your vision. Even with glasses, this decrease in clarity may become worse under poor visibility conditions, such as fog or low light. You may also experience some visual side effects, such as halos and glare from lights at night, that are more common than treatment with a monofocal IOL. For most patients, these side effects will diminish over time. For some, it may become less troublesome but never completely resolve. For this reason, those who frequently drive or work at night may experience better results with a monofocal IOL while continuing to wear corrective lenses as needed. The majority of ReZoom® patients report that the ability to see near, intermediate, and far outweighs any visual side effects associated with the lens.
To learn more about whether ReZoom® is right for you, contact us to schedule a consultation today.