Modern Premium Lens Options

Newsom Eye offers a detailed process for the treatment of cataracts. During the pre-surgical cataract and lens replacement evaluation, Dr. Newsom and his experienced staff will determine the most appropriate lens to fit your individual eye and specific visual needs. The choice of a premium lens, combined with the expertise at Newsom Eye, will result in the greatest visual results imaginable. It is not uncommon to have fully restored vision thanks to the technologically advanced lenses available at Newsom Eye. Newsom Eye offers extensive experience with many lenses including:


Blended Vision

When undergoing cataract surgery, your surgeon will insert a standard monofocal lens implant. This allows for good vision since your cataract is removed, but patients still have to wear glasses, especially for reading or working on a computer. With blended vision, your surgeon will custom tailor your lenses to allow your non-dominate eye to see well up close, and the other eye (dominant eye) for distance vision. Blended vision allows patients to do most things, most of the time without glasses.

Lens Replacement With Intraocular Lens (IOL)

Candidates will be offered custom lenses that best fit their lifestyle and interests. Blended Vision provides distance vision with depth of focus allowing some near vision correction in addition to correcting mild to moderate amounts of astigmatism. Custom Distance Vision provides the best possible distance vision in both eyes and corrects a mild to moderate amount of astigmatism. Monovision focuses one eye for distance and one eye for near and corrects a mild to moderate amount of astigmatism. A Toric lens has the ability to significantly reduce a moderate to high amount of astigmatism and is typically focused for distance vision. A Multifocal lens provides maximum distance and near vision while reducing smaller amounts of astigmatism. In addition to these lenses, Newsom Eye is active in FDA research to ensure the newest technology for your NEWsom EYES!

Phacoemulsification: PICTURE 1
Removing cataract by break­ing it up into tiny microscopic pieces,
which are then gently 
vacuumed out of the eye. 

Insertion of the Lens: Once the cataract has been removed, PICTURE 2
a man-made lens
is inserted.

Restor Lens Options

With more than 50 million implants in cataract surgeries worldwide, the AcrySof® family of lenses are the most frequently used intraocular lenses (IOLs) in the world. Physicians and patients worldwide appreciate the long-term clinical results and unmatched stability.

The first multifocal IOL of its kind, the AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® IOL draws upon decades of expertise and technology for an intraocular lens that truly helps cataract patients see it all—near, far, and everything in between—without the need for reading glasses or bifocals after surgery.

Tecnis Lens Options

Traditional intraocular lenses may restore distance vision but are not designed to bring back the balance of youthful eyes. Images may not be as sharp as they could be, and you may be left with the functional vision of a healthy older person, not of a young adult.

Using innovative wavefront lens technology, the TECNIS® Lens can restore vision to that of a younger person. The TECNIS® Lens can improve functional vision even in low-light situations like driving at night, dining by candlelight, or walking in a morning fog.

CrystalLens Lens Options

Unlike a standard IOL, Crystalens is an artificial lens implant that treats both cataract and presbyopia—loss of near and intermediate vision. As people age into their forties, many choose to wear reading glasses to help with up-close vision. Crystalens not only treats cataracts (a clouding or hardening of the lens); but many patients hardly, if ever, wear reading glasses after surgery. The Crystalens is able to recreate the accommodation of the original lens of the eye. The unique Crystalens is designed to produce a fuller, more natural range of vision for most activities, including: reading a book, working on the computer, and driving a car.

Crystalens was modeled after the human eye. Like the natural lens, this implant uses the eye muscle to flex and accommodate in order to focus on objects in the environment at all distances. Crystalens dynamically adjusts to your visual needs making for a superior surgical implant.

Astigmatism Lens Options

Comprehensive eye examination at Newsom Eye will include testing for astigmatism. Depending on the amount of astigmatism present, a Newsom Eye professional can recommend the best method for correcting the condition, usually by altering the way light enters the eyes.

Cataract surgery offers the chance to also correct astigmatism, through the latest innovation in intra-ocular lens (IOL) technology. The AcrySof® IQ Toric IOL takes the proven solution for precise astigmatism correction and adds the enhanced image quality of an aspheric lens. Together, these elements offer outstanding surgical precision with the proven outcomes your patients demand.


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