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Advanced Technology for Cataracts

Advanced Technology Replacement Lenses

As we age, our natural crystalline lens begins to harden and yellow. This hardened, yellow lens is known as a cataract. During Cataract Surgery, the cataract is removed and an Intraocular lens implant (IOL) is put in its place. After surgery, you have both eliminated your cataracts and corrected your vision in the process with a brand-new lens.

Due to advances in technology, there are now many types of lenses that can be customized to your unique vision needs and lifestyle.

Standard Lenses

This basic lens provides a single-focus distance vision. Because of this, those who wish to correct their vision at both near and far distances will still need to supplement their vision with glasses. For those who don’t mind wearing glasses for certain tasks, standard lenses are a great option. Our cataract specialists can help walk you through your options and find the lens that is best suited for you and your desired outcome after surgery.

Multifocal Lenses

Multifocal or Accommodating Correction

Where a standard lens provides vision at a single distance, an advanced technology lens such as a multifocal or accommodating IOL, will be the best choice if you want to maximize your ability to focus at varying distances while minimizing your dependency on glasses.

Recent advancements in multifocal technology now make it possible for people to see at multiple distances without the help of magnifying glasses or bifocals (even trifocals). You can experience your vision close-up while reading the paper or your favorite book and then enjoy seeing at a distance when you’re looking at the sunset or watching TV. These lenses can consistently offer improved vision at various ranges.

For people who are active and are inhibited by wearing glasses, multifocal lenses are a premium option that can accommodate you and your favorite activities.


The ReSTOR lens is a fixed lens, meaning it is nonmoving. The ReSTOR IOL is amazing and can offer patients excellent near and distance vision with little to no dependency on reading glasses or bifocals.

Unlike traditional IOLs, the ReSTOR lens uses apodized technology for a full range of vision. This lens is an excellent option for patients who want to reduce or eliminate glasses after cataract surgery.

Tecnis Multifocal

The Tecnis Multifocal IOL is an aspheric optic that has advanced multiple power rings built into the lenses. This advanced technology reduces glare, improves visual clarity, and allows patients to reduce or eliminate their need for glasses following cataract surgery in nearly any light condition, even in low light. This lens can give patients excellent full range of vision – near, far, and everything in between.


The Crystalens is a premium IOL that moves like the natural lens of the eye. This accommodative effect allows some patients to see at virtually all distances with little to no dependency on glasses or contacts. When you undergo cataract surgery, our surgeons will remove your cataract lens and replace it with an artificial lens. When patients elect to have a Crystalens implant, they reduce their chances of needing glasses for distance vision or reading glasses or even bifocals for reading vision. The Crystalens has built-in hinges that can be moved with your eye muscles, allowing patients to have more natural vision.

The Crystalens is often the chosen lens for patients who drive a lot at night and want to reduce or eliminate the need for glasses after cataract surgery.

Targeted Monovision with NanoFLEX Or Other Conventional IOLs

Unlike many traditional IOLs or lens implants, the NanoFLEX is aspheric by design, with a curved surface, meaning the quality of vision can be even better for your eyes. NanoFLEX is made of Collamer®, a collagen material that is biocompatible and has amazing antireflective qualities. This means better and sharper vision while driving at night, compared to some traditional lenses. This treatment plan is an excellent choice for those who are fine with reading glasses, but want a better quality of distance and midrange vision.

Limbal Relaxing Incision

A Limbal Relaxing Incision or LRI is able to treat patients with low to moderate amounts of corneal astigmatism. During this procedure, your surgeon will make a very small incision on the limbus. The limbus is where the white part of the eye (sclera) and the cornea meet.


A Toric lens implant is used for cataract patients who have higher levels of corneal astigmatism. If patients with astigmatism wish to reduce or eliminate the need for distance glasses following cataract surgery, the Toric lens is an excellent option! This lens does not correct for presbyopia or the ability to read without glasses, so reading glasses will still be needed.


A Revolutionary New Technology to Optimize the Best Possible Vision During Cataract Surgery

Wellish Vision Institute is proud to announce yet another FDA-approved technology aimed at improving vision with cataract surgery. This new device is called ORA., Optiwave Refractive Analyzer.

ORA provides an analysis of your eye during cataract surgery that is not possible with conventional measurements and instruments. The technology works by directing an invisible beam of low-intensity light into the eye during cataract surgery. This light then reflects from the eye and sensors within the ORA device analyze the eye’s unique optical characteristics. This information then allows our surgeons to choose the most accurate intraocular lens implant and more accurately correct astigmatism for every patient who chooses to use this technology.

Ideal candidates are patients who want the most accurate results, patients who choose advanced technology implants like multifocal, accommodative, and toric implants, patients who desire more accurate astigmatism corrections, patients with prior PRK or LASIK, and in conjunction with LenSx (laser cataract surgery).

For more information about ORA and what it can do for you, please feel free to discuss this with our cataract refractive team.

Benefits of ORA

  • ORA analysis is used to optimize any cataract procedure regardless of the lens that you and your surgeon select
  • Your surgeon will receive an ORA analysis that will guide the correction of your eye to help ensure optimal outcomes
  • If you have astigmatism, ORA may improve the accuracy of your correction to help reduce the chance that you will need eyeglasses after your cataract treatment

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