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Enhanced Quality of Vision
Lifestyle lenses are a premium lens option that offers a more functional range of vision, and are designed to reduce the need for distance and reading glasses. NVISION offers the Acrysof® IQ Vivity® Extended Vision IOL, the PanOptix Trifocal IOL, the Light Adjustable IOL, among many more lifestyle IOLs.
Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a common type of refractive error where close objects appear clearly, but distant objects appear blurry.
Hyperopia, also known as farsightedness, affects nearly one in four people. Those with hyperopia can see distant objects more clearly than near objects. If you have a large amount of farsightedness, all objects are blurry, near and far. Farsightedness is different from Presbyopia.
Astigmatism causes your vision to be blurred at both near and far distances. It occurs when your cornea is shaped more like a football than a basketball.
A cataract is the clouding of the eye’s natural lens. Most cataracts develop with advancing age, typically between ages 60-80. People with cataracts see the world as if through a dirty window, making daily activities more difficult.
Common Questions About Lifestyle Lenses
What is the difference between a basic lens and lifestyle lens?
If an individual would like to reduce his or her dependence on glasses, a lifestyle lens would be the IOL of choice. The alternative is monofocal IOLs which typically require full time need for glasses for distance and near.
What is an intraocular lens?
When a cataract causes your eye’s lens to lose its clarity, the only option is to replace it with an intraocular lens (also known as an IOL). Intraocular lenses are artificial lenses that are implanted to replace your natural lens when it is removed during surgery. The lens is permanent, needs no maintenance, and can remain in your eye for your entire life.
The best IOL for you depends on your lifestyle and your visual needs.
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