Cataracts can have a seriously negative impact on your quality life. Marked by cloudy film that forms over your eyes, they are caused by a buildup of proteins in your lenses. They can be hereditary, come about as a result of age, or as the result of another disease such as diabetes. Initially, cataracts may not pose any problem but over time, as the protein buildup increases, vision loss can start to affect your ability to read, watch TV, drive, or do other daily activities. At Vision Center of New York, we are committed to helping you to see better under all possible circumstances. Sometimes, cataracts can be treated with a new prescription for corrective lenses, but when those efforts prove ineffective then it may be time to consider refractive cataract surgery done by our Bronx cataract eye surgeon.
Cataract surgery involves replacing the clouded lenses with new clear ones, allowing you to see again without obstruction. However, the improved sight applies to only one point, usually distance. As a result, eyeglasses or contact lenses are typically still needed to see up close and intermediate. The exciting part about refractive cataract surgery is that it gives our Bronx cataract eye surgeon the ability to put in multifocal lenses, newly approved by the FDA. These lenses, ReStor® and Rezoom®, are now available and they provide improvements to your vision that were previously not possible. Now you can see with your new lenses at near, intermediate, and distance with clarity and with less dependence on the need for eyeglasses or contacts. Some patients find they no longer need corrective lenses at all. These multifocal lenses work by using rings that focus at various distances.
Imagine being able to do all the things you thought were no longer possible because of your cataracts. It is like having a new window to the world. Simply give us a call and make an appointment to consult with our Bronx cataract eye surgeon to learn more about refractive cataract surgery and how it can help you. Medicare and private health insurance typically cover the cost of cataract surgery. We will work with you to determine your coverage for these newly available multifocal lenses.