Intra-Ocular Lenses

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Intra-Ocular Lenses (IOLs) are soft, foldable lenses that are inserted into the eye during cataract surgery to restore your vision. IOLs are available with optics that provide a wide range of visual clarity and focusing capability. Our goal is to give you the best overall quality of post-operative vision with the lens that is best for your lifestyle’s visual needs.

AcrySof® ReSTOR® IQ

The AcrySof® ReSTOR® IQ IOL is a multifocal lens that provides patients with quality vision including near, far and intermediate distances. Most patients who have had this lens implant do not need to rely on their glasses or bifocals after cataract surgery.

AcrySof® ReSTOR® Lens

AcrySof® ReSTOR® Lens

Is the AcrySof® ReSTOR® IQ lens right for me?

If you are cataract patient who does not want to rely on reading glasses or bifocals after your cataract surgery you may be a candidate for AcrySof® ReSTOR® IQ. It is important that you speak with Dr. Slade or Dr. Baker to decide how you want to see . Although insurance generally covers monofocal lens implants, it does not cover multifocal IOL lenses. It is important to speak directly to your eye doctor to determine what is best for you.

Crystalens Accommodating IOL

One of the most exciting advances in premium lens implant options is the Crystalens™. If you are having trouble seeing the golf ball after a long drive or simply having trouble with your near vision, perhaps you should discuss your options with Drs. Slade or Baker to determine if a premium lens could help you see your world at all distances without dependence on glasses or contacts. Certain qualified patients over the age of 50 who do not have cataracts but are struggling with glasses for nearsightedness, farsightedness or presbyopia may be a candidate for a clear lens exchange also known as a refractive lens exchange. If you are interested in finding out if you are a candidate please feel free to start the process by completing the MyCataract Counselor tutorial.

What is Crystalens?

CrystalensThe Crystalens™ accommodating intraocular lens is a replacement lens used after cataract surgery or as a lens alternative in presbyopic lens exchange. Please consult our qualified ophthalmologist, Dr. Slade, to determine if lens replacement with the Crystalens would be right for you. The revolutionary concept of the lens was engineered with a hinge design to allow the optic, or part of the lens that you see through, to move back and forth to change your focus from near to distance. This lens alternative is designed to make your eye accommodate like you did when you were young. If you are experiencing presbyopia (loss of near vision) or cataracts please feel free to consult us about the possibility of having a Crystalens® accommodative intraocular lens implant.


AcrySof® IQ Toric Astigmatic Premium Lens Implants

If you are seeking a Houston cataract surgery expert and have astigmatism please consult the doctors at Slade & Baker Vision Center. There are excellent options available for patients that have astigmatism and need an IOL after cataract removal. The AcrySof® IQ Toric IOL is an artificial lens which is ideal for individuals who have cataracts and also suffer from astigmatism. This lens is manufactured by Alcon Laboratories, the world largest and most respected producer of intraocular implants.

Astigmatism is caused by an irregularly shaped cornea, or in the case of lenticular astigmatism, an irregularly shaped lens, that results in blurred vision. Since the Toric IOL is convex on both sides, it allows for the correction of both these types of astigmatism. Before the Toric IOL, cataract patients with astigmatism would often undergo another procedure, called astigmatic keratotomy (AK), or Limbal Relaxing Incisions (LRIs) which involve creating incisions in the cornea to reduce astigmatism.

The doctors at Slade & Baker Vision Center understand how frustrating it can be to live with astigmatism and we can provide a viable solution in a premium lens implant for your cataract procedure. If you would like more information regarding this procedure contact us directly at (713) 626-5544. Your Houston cataract surgery experts and source for Toric IOL Houston.

Limbal Relaxing Incisions

Limbal Relaxing Incisions (LRIs) treat low to moderate amounts of astigmatism. LRIs are small relaxing incisions placed in limbus. The limbus is the relatively small region on the cornea where the cornea connects to the sclera (or white part of the eye).

If you have a low to moderate amount of astigmatism, Dr. Slade will make the astigmatism correcting incisions with the femtosecond laser. For higher amounts of astigmatism, he will recommend a Toric IOL.