Lens Implant Surgery in Norman, Bethany and Edmond
Advances in technology have made lens implant surgery better and easier on patients than ever before. Ralph Hester III, MD, is a board-certified Oklahoma City-based ophthalmologist (eye physician) with the skill and experience to perform lens implant surgery using great precision and a variety of implant options.
Implantable Contact Lenses From A Board-Certified Eye Surgeon
His artificial intraocular lenses (IOLs) include astigmatism correcting lenses, monofocal lenses, premium intraocular lenses and the latest Restor® multifocal lens implant. These premium lenses and IOLs give patients more and better options for restoring their most precious vision with a skilled ophthalmologist.
Lens Implant Surgery For Nearsightedness And Farsightedness
Each of these IOLs are designed to solve different vision problems, including Restor multifocal lens problems. Astigmatism correcting lenses help people with nearsightedness and farsightedness, much like prescription eyeglasses. Dr. Hester and his team have helped people from Bethany, Edmond, El Reno, Mustang, Norman, Piedmont and Yukon.
Lens Implant Surgery & IOL Options
We want our patients to have as many lens implant surgery options as possible. Thanks to recent FDA approvals, you now have several different intraocular lens (IOLs) implants available that can dramatically reduce your dependence on glasses after your lens implant surgery. These include:
Toric IOLs– Astigmatism affects more than half the adult population. The majority of patients undergoing cataract eye surgery have astigmatism. Astigmatism causes blurred or double vision due to an irregularly shaped cornea, the part of the eye where light passes through. Patients with astigmatism have oval-shaped corneas. This irregular shape causes light to focus improperly on the retina at the back of the eye. People with astigmatism need prescription glasses or contact lenses. Toric intraocular lenses (IOLs) can correct astigmatism permanently. These IOLs are designed to counterbalance irregularities caused by astigmatism. Toric IOLs refocus light rays as they pass through your lens then position them properly to focus on the retina. The result: astigmatism correction and distance vision completely restored.
Premium Intraocular Lenses– Premium intraocular lenses are high-end IOLs that allow you to enjoy greater freedom from eyeglasses, bifocals, reading glasses and contacts. Premium lenses include Toric IOLs, ReSTOR multifocal lens implants and other options from Tecnis, Crystalens and Symfony. These are all different types of premium lenses to fit different patient needs. Crystalens, for example, functions like your natural eye lens so you can naturally focus at all distances. It was the first FDA-approved premium lens implant. Your eye surgeon will be happy to explain the pros and cons of each of these premium lenses, and differences in the techniques we use to place them.
ResSTOR Mulifocal Lens Implant– The AcrySof ReSTOR® multifocal lens implant delivers eyeglass-free vision for most cataract patients, who can only imagine life without reading glasses or bifocals. AcrySof® ReSTOR® IOLs are turning those dreams into reality. The ReSTOR multifocal lens implant features a revolutionary new technology that allows most patients to see clearly at all distances without bifocals or reading glasses. One clinical study showed that 80% of patients reported never needing glasses for any of their activities. They read, work on computers and drive anytime of day or night. They also play their favorite sports, free of eyeglasses. Almost 95% said they would have this ReSTOR multifocal lens implant done again, if given the choice.
During cataract surgery, which we perform on an outpatient basis in just a few hours from start to finish, we treat your eyes with anesthetic so you’ll feel very little discomfort. We make a tiny incision using an instrument that’s about the size of a pen tip to remove the cloudy cataract. Then we insert the AcrySof ReSTOR multifocal lens implant through that same incision and place it in its proper, permanent position. People heal differently, but most patients can see well enough to resume most routine activities on the day after surgery.
Learn more about lens implant surgery from a compassionate ophthalmologist. Call Ralph Hester, MD, Ophthalmology at 405.271.9500. For your convenience, you can use our Request an Appointment form. Our cataract eye surgery patients come to us from El Reno, Mustang, Norman, Yukon, Piedmont, Bethany and Edmond.