Lens Comparison Chart – Austin Eye

Comparison Chart of Presbyopia-correcting Lens Implants

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INTRAOCULAR LENS (IOL) TYPE BASIC MONOFOCAL LENS ASTIGMATISM CORRECTING LENS CRYSTALENS AO
TRULIGN TORIC
TECNIS MULTIFOCAL LENS RESTOR
METHOD OF CATARACT SURGERY REMOVAL Manual Surgery (Bladed Incisions) Laser Cataract Surgery Laser Cataract Surgery Laser Cataract Surgery Laser Cataract Surgery
ASTIGMATISM CORRECTION No Yes Yes Yes Yes
ZONES OF BEST VISION WITHOUT GLASSES
1) Distance (TV, Driving)
2) Mid-Range (computer, desk-work)
3) Near (reading documents up-close)
Bifocals required for Distance and Near Distance Only Distance and Mid-range Distance and Near Distance and Near
NEED FOR GLASSES AFTER SURGERY Bifocals or progressives Reading glasses needed for mid-range and near Reading glasses needed for near Occasional reading glasses Occasional reading glasses
STRENGTHS AND BENEFITS OF THE LENS IMPLANT • Improved vision through bifocal glasses • Excellent vision far away without glasses • Excellent far and computer vision
• Excellent night vision
• Very little night glare or halos
• Excellent far and near vision
• Good computer vision (mid-range)
• Ability to read small print in all lighting environments
• Excellent far and near vision
• Good computer vision (mid-range)
WEAKNESSES OR SIDE-EFFECTS OF THE LENS IMPLANT • Glasses needed full-time for best vision
• Does not correct astigmatism
• No ability to refocus mid-range (computer) or near (reading printed documents)
• Patients will definitely use glasses to see computer and reading distances
• Most patients will need over-the-counter (+1.50) reading glasses to read printed documents up-close. • May need over-the-counter (+1.25) glasses to see the computer or mid-range.
• Possible halo effect around lights at night
• May need over-the-counter (+1.25) glasses to see the computer or mid-range.
• Possible halo effect around lights at night
• Reading in low light may require glasses
• Lens reflection may be seen cosmetically at times
NIGHTTIME GLARE AND HALO Minimal Minimal Minimal Moderate Moderate
Cost Per Eye
(No insurance or elective surgery)
Private Payment $5200
(does not include pre-op measurements and exam)
$5900
(does not include pre-op measurements and exam)
$5900
(does not include pre-op measurements and exam)
$5900
(does not include pre-op measurements and exam)
Cost Per Eye
(With medical insurance and a visually significant cataract)
Your insurance copayment and deductible $2600
(plus copay and deductible)
$4000
(plus copay and deductible)
$4000
(plus copay and deductible)
$4000
(plus copay and deductible)

 
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