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Drs. Fine, Hoffman & Sims Opthalmologists in Eugene Oregon

REFRACTIVE LENS EXCHANGE —  Crystalens

Imagin being able to see your world as well as you did when you were younger, without the help of glasses or contact lenses. Being seen the way you want people to see you. Youthful. Energetic. Vibrant.

Being able to see the way you want to see. Near, far and all distances in between. Seamlessly. Effortlessly. Naturally. Never missing a child’s smile, the sparkle of a diamond, a cloud that looks like a face, an important plot twist in a mystery novel. Imagine a way to do it. Through your own eyes. Imagine all the possibilities. Imagine Crystalens™.

WHAT IS CRYSTALENS?

Crystalens, a single-focus lens, is a cataract replacement lens that works naturally with your eyes’ muscles to give you the quality of vision you enjoyed when you were younger.

Crystalens™ Intraocular
Lens Replacement

The revolutionary design elements that makes Crystalens the state-of-the-art replacement lens are “hinges” which are designed to allow the lens to move, or accommodate to focus on objects near, far and all distances in-between seamlessly.

Unlike old-style fixed focal lenses, which didn’t move, Crystalens has the ability to move, thus focusing as your eye’s natural lens does. Drs. Fine, Hoffman, and Sims will take precise measurements to insure the correct power selection.

THE CRYSTALENS PROCEDURE

The medical procedure to implant the Crystalens is the same safe, proven cataract surgery performed annually on over 7 million eyes globally. Over 65 million procedures have been done in the US in the last 25 years.

Typically performed in an outpatient surgical facility, the actual surgery takes less than twenty minutes. In a pain free procedure, Drs. Fine, Hoffman, and Sims will place a few drops in your eye, then use an ultrasonic probe to remove the cloudy lens from your eye. The Crystalens is then gently placed where your original lens used to be. Once surgery is complete, Drs. Fine, Hoffman, and Sims will place additional drops in your eye to prevent infection and decrease inflammation.

Because the opening into the eye is so small, it heals quickly on its own, without any need for stitches.

WITH CRYSTALENS, THE ADVANTAGES ARE CLEAR

The Crystalens offers significant advantages over other kinds of lens implants and corrective lenses.

Standard (single vision) lens implants don’t have the ability to provide a full range of vision. Most people who have single vision lens implants MUST wear glasses for middle and near vision.

The Crystalens has the unique ability to focus on objects at varying distances using the eye’s natural muscle. This means the Crystalens can provide sharper vision, without corrective lenses, throughout a full range of vision from near to far and everything in between.

The Crystalens FDA one-year clinical study results indicate that 92% of the people enrolled in the study (implanted bilaterally) could see 20/25 or better at distance, 96% could see 20/20 at arm’s length and 73% could see 20/25 at near without glasses or contact lenses.

What is more exciting is that 98% of these people could pass their drivers test, 100% could see their computer or put on their makeup, and 98% could read a magazine, all without glasses or contact lenses. Also, your ability to see at approximately arm’s length (middle vision) will be greatly enhanced with the Crystalens.

In addition, the quality of vision compared to wearing bifocals and/or trifocals is significantly improved. You’ll have a full range of vision, without having to tilt your head to find that portion of your glasses that allows you to see clearly. You simply look at something and the Crystalens, mimicking the natural focusing ability of your eye, will automatically focus your eye at near, arm’s length, or distance.

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CRYSTALENS FAQS

How Does It Work?
By using the eye's muscle to move the lens backwards and forwards naturally in response to the brain's desire to see at different distances, the Crystalens enables patients to focus through a full range of vision including near, intermediate and far distances. Patients experience the same vision they had when they were younger, for most without the inconvenience of corrective lenses or eyeglasses.

What is an accommodating intraocular lens?
Crystalens is an accommodating lens, which means that it focuses like the eye's natural lens allowing for continuous vision up close, far away and all distances in between. The Crystalens is intended to restore near, intermediate, and distance vision and in most cases eliminate the need for glasses and contacts for everyday tasks, allowing patients to see well and to look their best.

What is the difference between the Crystalens accommodating lens and a standard lens?
The Crystalens accommodating intraocular lens allows for continuous vision up close, far away and at all distances in between. In most cases with patients experiencing the same vision they had when they were younger, without the inconvenience of corrective lenses. In contrast, standard (single vision) lens implants provide vision at a fixed distance and do not have the ability to provide a full range of near, intermediate and far vision. Most people with single vision implants must wear glasses for near vision and may need to wear glasses for intermediate/arm's length vision as well.

Who are the best candidates for the Crystalens IOL?
The Crystalens is ideally suited for men and women aged 50 years of age and older with cataracts who want to restore their near, intermediate and distance vision.

If I've had LASIK can I still be a candidate for Crystalens?
Yes. People who have had prior corneal refractive surgery are acceptable candidates for Crystalens implantation as long as their eye is in good health. Patients should consult their doctors.