If you are exploring treatment options for cataract surgery with your doctor, the TECNIS® Multifocal Implantable Lens may be the right choice for you. It's an advanced implantable lens, empowering you with high-quality vision in any light condition, from near to far distances-and everything in between. In fact, nearly 9 out of 10 patients don’t need glasses after the procedure.
What is Presbyopia?
As we age, the natural crystalline lens in our eye becomes less flexible. This lack of flexibility compromises the eye's ability to switch from one focal point (objects at a distance—driving) to another focal point (objects that are close—reading). This is called presbyopia.
The practical effect of this loss of flexibility in the natural lens of the eye is that we lose our ability to read or see close objects without reading glasses or bifocals.
Today, for people who have cataracts with or without presbyopia, there is a procedure to remove the affected natural lens of the eye and replace it with an advanced TECNIS® Multifocal Lens. This implantable lens provides focused vision in all depths of field—near, intermediate, and far—in all lighting conditions.
Exceptional Full Range of Vision
Only the advanced TECNIS® Multifocal Lens enables you to see clearly at near, intermediate, and far distances without glasses in all light conditions. Compare the following images.
This image demonstrates what you might see with a monofocal lens. Although the intermediate and distance vision is clear, notice how the coffee cup is now blurry.
This image, which demonstrates vision with the TECNIS® Multifocal Lens, you can see the coffee cup close up, the dashboard at intermediate, as well as road signs in the distance—all clearly.
Immediately after surgery, some patients may notice rings around lights when driving at night. However, as the eye adjusts to the lens, the visual impression of rings may lessen or go away over time.
Am I a candidate?
If you are diagnosed with cataracts and are experiencing one or more of the following symptoms, you may be a candidate for the TECNIS® Multifocal Lens:
Difficulty seeing close objects
Difficulty seeing to drive, especially at night
Changing glasses prescriptions
Ask your doctor if the TECNIS® Multifocal Lens is an option that is right for your lifestyle and eye health.
How can I pay?
Medicare now allows greater access to advanced technology lens implants like the TECNIS® Multifocal Lens.
A current Medicare ruling on lens implants allows beneficiaries to upgrade to the full range of vision and greater spectacle independence provided by the TECNIS® Multifocal Lens. This means the traditional costs associated with cataract treatment are covered by Medicare, with patients having the option to pay additional charges associated with receiving a presbyopia-correcting lens such as the TECNIS® Multifocal Lens.
Some private insurance companies are following Medicare’s example and allowing patients to upgrade to the TECNIS® Multifocal Lens. Contact your physician or insurance provider to learn more about your coverage and payment options.
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