Dr. Jackson is recognized as a leader in cataract surgery and lens replacement. Until recently, cataract patients had virtually no choice in the lens implants used to restore vision. With our lifestyle lenses, you now have several choices based on your individual visual needs and lifestyle.
The new lens implants provide a fuller range of vision, improving your vision at near, intermediate and distance most like the lens you were born with. Most patients choose advanced lenses because they prefer a fuller range of vision without glasses for the majority of their day.
Technological advances have produced a variety of IOLs, which also help to correct refractive error. These IOLs are: monofocal, multifocal, toric, and accommodating.
The standard cataract surgery uses a standard government/insurance-issued monofocal lens implant. Mono means one and focal means focus of the lens of an eye. This means that Monofocal IOLs will only provide vision for one distance. When monofocal IOLs are used, the patient will still be required to wear glasses full-time for distance, intermediate and/or near vision tasks. A 100% guarantee that the best vision possible will require glasses for all levels of vision after cataract surgery.
The Legal to Drive custom cataract surgery uses an upgraded Wavefront Aspheric or Toric lens implant: 100% guarantee for legal to drive vision (20/40 or better) without glasses by 18 months after surgery is expected. Glasses for intermediate and/or near vision tasks (computer/reading) will be needed 100% of the time.
The Forever Young custom cataract surgery uses an upgraded presbyopia correcting accommodating lens implant. Accommodating IOLs are designed to work with the muscles of the eye to focus upon whatever distance is needed. The need for glasses for distance, intermediate and/or near vision tasks will be eliminated or reduced such that glasses will only be needed part-time or never for any level of vision.
We offer a comprehensive Cataract and Lens Implant consultation. Our advanced diagnostic workup includes state-of-the-art measurements of the cornea, pupil, lens, and retina. This process takes approximately two hours. Both eyes will be dilated for our comprehensive exam. Dilation may cause sensitivity to light and a temporary inability to see well at close range. You should arrange to have someone drive you home.After our comprehensive examination, we counsel each patient about his or her best IOL option according to lifestyle, medical and eye health history. Call us at 847.356.0700 to schedule your comprehensive exam.