Premium Lens Options

PLOAre you seeking clear vision with our the hassles of reading glasses or bifocals? Until recently, this was not an option, but now with the introduction of the premium intraocular lenses, the possibility of being glasses-free after cataract surgery has arrived!

There are several premium lens options available at Montgomery Eye Physicians.  We encourage you to schedule a consultation and discuss your visual desires and our experts will pair you with the right IOL for your individual needs.  Below is information about our lenses.

Acrysof IQ ReSTOR

Restor multifocal lensOur eyes are continuously focusing on an object at different distances. Whether it be watching television, sitting at a computer or driving, our eyes automatically focus on different things at different distances quite quickly. As we age, the ability for our eyes to change focus, or accommodate, weakens, which leads to the need for bifocals and reading glasses. By combining the strengths of apodized diffractive and refractive technologies, the Acrysof IQ ReStor IOL provides quality near, intermediate and distance vision and increased independence for reading glasses and bifocals.

Restor multifocal lensThe Acrysof IQ ReSTOR IOL is implanted during cataract surgery to replace the natural lens, which has become clouded by cataracts. This new lens can provide enhanced vision quality and a full range of vision, giving patients and increased independence from reading glasses and bifocals.

Clinical Trial Data for the Acrysof IQ ReSTOR IOL

  • The US clinical trials included a three-month follow-up exam of near, intermediate and distance visual acuities.
  • The percentage of patients who achieved 20/20 or better at all three distances with the AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® +3.0 D was nearly fourfold the rate of patients who received the control lens, AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® +4.0 D.
  • The clinical studies also showed a high rate of patient satisfaction with over 95 percent of patients stating that they would have this lens implanted again.

Tecnis Multifocal

Tecnis IOLThe Tecnis Multifocal Intraocular lens is the first IOL created based on the wavefront data that makes LASIK procedures more accurate than ever before. The Tecnis Multifocal intraocular lens is designed to give good vision for distance, intermediate, and up-close. Tecnis describes this as giving "improved functional vision." In clinical studies, Tecnis has also been shown to give you better vision for driving in low-light situations compared to monofocal lenses.

Tecnis IOLImagine not needing reading glasses and being able to see clearly at night! This is now a possibility with the Tecnis Multifocal IOL!

The Tecnis Multifocal IOL is implanted during cataract surgery and is the only IOL proven to provide clear vision at all distances and all light levels. Ask your Montgomery Eye Physicians cataract surgeon for more information about your premium lens options at your next appointment.


Acrysof IQ Toric

Toric lenses phoenix arizonaIf you have been told that you have developing cataracts and you also have astigmatism new premium lens implant options are available to reduce or even eliminate your need for glasses after surgery. If you are unsure if have astigmatism please check with your eye doctor.

The surgeons at Montgomery Eye Physicians at pleased to offer Toric IOLs for astigmatism correction after cataract surgery. The recent advancements in Intraocular Lens (IOL) technology have now made it possible to provide an effective solution for patients that have astigmatism. Until recently, patients that were IOL candidates and had astigmatism had no option built into the lens, which would correct the astigmatism aspect of their visual condition. Surgeons would typically perform refractive surgery or LASIK after the insertion of an IOL to correct the complete visual picture. If patients did not have astigmatism correction after IOL implantation then contacts or glasses would be required to deal with astigmatism. With advancements in the optics of IOLs, the manufacturers have now been able to accommodate for astigmatism.

The Acrysof IQToric® IOL technology uses biocompatible materials that have been successfully used in contact lenses and proven safe for the eye. There is an additional cost for this lens implant.

ToricMany patients suffer from this common eye condition known as astigmatism. Often this astigmatism can lead to blurred or impaired vision if it becomes moderate or severe. The cause of the blurred and impaired vision is the result of the eye's cornea or lens having an irregular shape. A normal eye's cornea and lens have a circular shape whereas an eye with astigmatism has a longer more oval shape.

The AcrySof Toric® corrects for both conditions, cataracts, and astigmatism. The Acrysof Toric® IOL is a foldable, single piece lens that is implanted during cataract surgery to replace the clouded lens. The unique design of the AcrySof Toric® IOL makes it possible to reduce or eliminate corneal astigmatism and significantly improve uncorrected distance vision. AcrySof Toric lens provides excellent distance vision, independent of eyeglasses and contact lenses.

Clinical Study Data for the Acrysof IQ Toric® IOL:

  • 94% of patients achieved an uncorrected distance of 20/40 or better.
  • Improved contrast sensitivity in low-light situations.
  • Significant reduction in both spherical and total high order aberrations.
  • Improved functional vision in challenging environments such as night driving, glare, and fog.