Most people know someone who has had cataract surgery. The truth is, everyone who lives long enough will eventually develop cataracts. It’s one of the leading causes of visual impairment among older Americans. Even as people age, it’s important to maintain an active lifestyle, and Mann Eye Institute wants to help.
Modern cataract surgery – which is far less invasive than it used to be – has reached a level of sophistication that allows for better recovery and outcomes. Advances in lens implants (called intraocular lenses) for cataract surgery have enabled surgeons to customize a person’s vision to uniquely match their lifestyle.
“Every vision issue – nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism – can be corrected as part of the cataract surgery process to reduce dependence on eyeglasses,” said Mike Mann, M.D., founder of Mann Eye Institute and Laser Centers.
Recently, the FDA approved a new type of intraocular lens (IOL), called the Symfony Lens. This is the first lens that corrects astigmatism and provides cataract patients with an extended depth-of-focus, which helps improve their sharpness of vision at near, intermediate and far distances. Mann Eye is pleased to offer this brand new technology to Houston residents.
The introduction of the Symfony lens is important – groundbreaking, even – because previously, patients who had both presbyopia (over-40 reading vision issues) and astigmatism were unable to obtain a single lens that would correct all their vision needs.
Prior to the Symfony lens, surgeons were able to correct patients’ vision with a multifocal lens and/or an LRI or Toric lens to correct their astigmatism and/or presbyopia. These options still exist and are available at Mann Eye. Symfony simply addresses both astigmatism and presbyopia in one lens.
Studies have shown the Symfony Active Life Lens is beneficial for distance, intermediate AND extended reading distances, while also able to correct astigmatism. Its major advantage over many other premium lenses is its increased depth of focus.
That’s a win-win.
If you or someone you love needs cataract surgery, schedule your appointment at Mann Eye Institute and find out if the Symfony Active Life Lens Procedure is a good fit for you.
“We are always looking for opportunities to improve our patient experience and Symfony certainly delivers,” said Dr. Mike Mann. To learn more about the Symfony Active Life Lens, schedule an appointment online at MannEye.com or call Mann Eye Institute at 1(800) MY-VISION.
For over 30 years, the accomplished vision specialists at Mann Eye Institute and Laser Centers have been at the forefront of vision correction. Mann Eye Institute’s unwavering commitment to personalized patient care, advanced surgical expertise & outstanding results have merited the practice a reputation for excellence in eye care. Tens of thousands of patients from all over the country have trusted their vision to our dedicated team of skilled professionals.