You Have Lens Implant Choices
Gregory Kent, MD is a cataract surgeon specializing in advanced lens replacement, with offices in Meridian and Caldwell, just outside of Boise. Once you decide to have cataract surgery, you will have a choice to replace your clouded lens with either a traditional single-focus lens or an advanced lens implant ( multifocal IOL ) that provides a fuller range of vision.
Vision After Cataract Surgery
Older-style lens implants provide clear vision at a single focus point, usually in the distance. Newer lens implants provide a fuller range of vision, improving your sight at a fuller range of near, intermediate and distance objects. Most patients who choose this lens type for their surgery do so because they’d like to be free of glasses the majority of their day.
Until recently, cataract patients had few choices of implants used to restore their vision after cataract surgery. With the advanced lens implants offered by Dr. Kent, you now have choices based on your individual visual needs and lifestyle.
Full Range Vision with PanOptix & Vivity Lens Implants
The PanOptix IOL and Vivity IOL are available for The Eye Associates patients in Boise, Meridian and Caldwell, Idaho. Following a thorough cataract evaluation with Dr. Kent, one of these advanced lens implants may be chosen to replace your eye’s clouded lens ( cataract ) during cataract surgery. In addition to restoring clear vision after cataract surgery, multifocal lens implants also treat presbyopia, or difficulty focusing up-close due to aging eyes.
Both the PanOptix and Vivity multifocal lenses provide good vision at all distances, and have patented technology that reduces glare and halos, and delivers improved contract sensitivity compared to other lens implants.
Distance Vision & Astigmatism Correction with Toric Lens Implants
Astigmatism is a condition where the cornea is shaped more like a football, rather than round like a basketball. The irregular shape causes light rays to scatter when entering the eye, resulting in blurry vision instead of providing a single focal point. There are two ways we correct astigmatism during cataract surgery. The preferred method is implanting a Toric IOL, a lens implant specifically designed to correct astigmatism, to replace your cataract. If your astigmatism does not fall within the treatable range for a Toric lens implant, Dr. Kent may choose to also perform Limbal Relaxing Incisions. In this procedure, performed at the same time as cataract surgery, Dr. Kent makes a precisely positioned, tiny surgical incision. This is a self-sealing technique, so no stitches are needed. After the LRI procedure, the cornea’s shape is rounded, reducing your dependence on glasses after surgery.
Schedule Your Cataract Evaluation with Dr. Kent
Schedule your personal Lens Evaluation with Dr. Kent. Use the form on this page to let us know a date and time that works for you, or call us to schedule your visit.