Premium Lens Implants in Philadelphia – Dr. James S. Lewis
Also Serving Patients in Bucks County, King of Prussia, Conshohocken, Delaware Valley, Phoenixville and Warminster
About Cataract Surgery with Premium Intraocular Lenses in Philadelphia
Dr. James S. Lewis offers a wide array of premium intraocular lens implants (IOLs) – including Crystalens, nanoFLEX, ReSTOR, ReZoom and AcrySof Toric – for his Philadelphia cataracts patients. These lenses provide vision correction at various distances, including the correction of presbyopia, the erosion of reading vision that occurs with age. Due to his masterful use of the most sophisticated surgical techniques and state-of-the-art IOLs, Dr. Lewis is able to restore his cataract patients’ ability to see at all distances – near, intermediate and far – allowing many of them to do away with their distance and reading glasses following cataract surgery.
When performing cataract surgery, Dr. Lewis first removes the cataract-damaged natural lens using a process known as phacoemulsification, in which the lens is broken into small pieces for easy removal through a small incision. Next, he inserts an artificial lens implant into the eye, restoring the patient’s vision.
Each of the IOLs offered by Dr. Lewis has distinct advantages to suit the needs of specific Philadelphia lens implants patients. With his many years of experience, Dr. Lewis has the knowledge to help each patient choose the correct lens to meet his or her vision correction needs.
Crystalens, nanoFLEX, ReSTOR, ReZoom and Toric
- Crystalens is known as an “accommodating” lens because it accommodates the eye’s need to see both close and far. In order to allow both near and distant vision, the lens flexes within the eye in a manner similar to the eye’s natural lens. Crystalens corrects presbyopia, allowing patients to experience clear near, intermediate and distant vision, but it can be used in patients both with and without presbyopia.
- NanoFLEX is a foldable aspheric lens made of a mixture of collagen and copolymer (collamer) that is 40 percent water, making it softer and less reflective than many other lenses on the market. It can be inserted through a very small incision and is especially designed to reduce spherical aberrations and increase contrast sensitivity, thereby improving visual acuity.
- ReSTOR uses several technologies, including “apodized diffractive” technology, which permits light to be focused in a way that allows clear vision at all distances – near, intermediate and far – including correction of presbyopia.
- ReZoom is a multifocal IOL designed to correct near, intermediate and far vision by the means of concentric zones that allow clear vision at different distances and in various light conditions. It is approved for patients with or without presbyopia.
- AcrySof Toric is an astigmatism-correcting IOL that can be used to improve vision in cataract surgery patients who also have astigmatism. In addition, AcrySof Toric is also a multifocal IOL, enabling postoperative patients to see clearly at multiple distances.
Dr. Lewis has many years of experience providing accommodating, astigmatism-correcting and multifocal IOLs in Philadelphia, Bucks County and Montgomery County. To determine which IOL is best for your particular eye care needs, please contact the offices of Dr. Lewis for a consultation.