Crystalens™ Presbyopia Treatment – Chicago
Many patients who are interested in LASIK require correction for both distance and near vision. LASIK can satisfy the needs of many of these patients, but patients with specific occupations and hobbies find they need better near and intermediate vision than they can achieve with LASIK.
As a result, Dr. Sloane is proud to offer Chicago Crystalens patients this exciting alternative to LASIK.
Here’s a look at how it works:
After a certain age (usually mid-40s) patients who previously only required glasses or contact lenses for distance, begin to experience difficulty with near vision. This is part of the normal aging process. As we age, our crystalline lens loses the ability to change focus from near, intermediate, and distance. This is called Presbyopia.
The Crystalens procedure is an alternative to bifocal, trifocal, and multifocal glasses or contact lenses. After the Crystalens surgical vision correction procedure, patients can focus seamlessly near, far, and in between the way the eye’s natural lens does when we are young.
Dr. Sloane can correct distance vision and also restore near and intermediate vision to the way nature intended, reducing the need for glasses or contact lenses. This is the most complete answer for Presbyopia.
When treating a patient receiving Crystalens in Chicago, Dr. Sloane replaces the human crystalline lens with an intraocular lens implant. This surgery is similar to standard cataract surgery, (cataracts are part of the natural aging process and generally require surgical removal after age 65.) The Crystalens procedure can be performed on patients who do not yet have cataracts, but desire clear, seamless vision at all distances. After the Crystalens procedure, patients will not require cataract surgery later in life.
Dr. Sloane has achieved excellent results using with the Crystalens surgical vision correction procedure. Lifestyle enhancements include everything from reading to night driving, and even checking price tags without reading glasses. These are just some of the improvements our patients mention while describing the freedom surgical vision correction has provided them.
Find out if you are a candidate for the Crystalens procedure by scheduling your FREE consultation with Dr. Sloane today.
In addition to providing modern treatment for presbyopia, Dr. Herman Sloane is also an experienced Chicago laser eye surgery specialist who offers Z-Lasik and performs Custom LASIK in Chicago. Crystalens can also be used to help cataracts patients regain both near and distance vision after cataract surgery.