Dr. Jackson is recognized as a leader in cataract surgery and advanced lens implant procedures. Until recently, cataract patients had virtually no choice in the lens implants used to restore vision. With our lifestyle IOLs, you now have several choices based on your individual visual needs and lifestyle.
The new advanced 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 better vision range 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 an eye. This means that Monofocal IOLs will only provide focus for one distance. When monofocal IOLs are used, the patient will still be required to wear glasses full-time for distance, intermediate and near vision. A 100% guarantee that the best outcome possible will require glasses for all levels of vision after cataract surgery.
The Legal to Drive cataract surgery treatment utilizes an upgraded Wavefront Aspheric or Toric advanced lens implant: 100% guarantee for legal to drive vision (20/40 or better) without glasses by 18 months after surgery is expected. Glasses for mid range or near vision tasks (computer/reading) will be needed 100% of the time.
Another legal to drive option is Light Adjustable Lens™ from RxSight®. With the light adjustable implant your doctor now has the ability to change the prescription of your new lens after surgery through specialized ultraviolet or UV light treatments giving you the power to fully customize treatment result.
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, mid-range or near objects needs 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 IOL 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.