Today’s world is filled with digital technology that has changed the way we work, communicate and watch TV. High definition (HD) flat screen televisions provide a detail, sharpness, and contrast that has made standard TVs obsolete. Laptops, smartphones, and tablets allow us to text, talk, and even use live face-to-face video with almost anyone in any place.
IOL technology has also evolved to allow our patients to live in this digital universe free from spectacles. This is due to enhanced aspheric designs in the optics of these lenses. They provide an extended range of crisp, clear vision.
The Crystalens is an FDA approved IOL that allows a continuous and smooth transition from distance to intermediate vision. This mimics the eye’s natural process of accommodation. It also helps lessen dependence on corrective lenses. Most patients can easily see to drive as well as use their instrument panel, including navigation systems, without glasses.
Vision in a Digital Workplace
The engineering of the Crystalens allows the IOL to move gently within the eye and this moves the focal point to create this wider range of vision. Trulign is a version that works for patients with astigmatism. Both the Crystalens and Trulign IOL have proven extremely valuable for our patients that use a computer in their work for professions such as engineers, CPA’s, IT personnel, writers, and others. While they still require reading glasses for fine print, the majority are able to function on their digital devices quite easily without the need for glasses.