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ReZoom IOLs Frequently Asked Questions
ReZoom IOLs are one of the most advanced IntraOcular lenses available on the market today. This exciting technology not only treats cataract surgery but because it allows you to focus both near and far, it also is used to treat presbyopia. The ReZoom IOL is able to provide clear vision in almost any light at near, intermediate, and far distances.
In the past, when vision was corrected using IOLs, being able to focus on objects at various distances wasn’t even a possibility because IOLs were monofocal, providing either near or far distance vision, and requiring glasses for seeing everything else.
ReZoom IOLs are multifocal. This means that they act like bifocals within your eye. ReZoom IOLs produce clear vision for objects at both near and far distances, providing 80% of ReZoom patients with vision clear enough to never use glasses or contacts again.
The first step you must take if you are considering ReZoom IOLs for cataract surgery or to treat your presbyopia is to call us to schedule an initial consultation. During your initial consultation, our vision specialists will review your medical and optical history to determine if you are a good candidate for ReZoom IOLs. If you are a good candidate for ReZoom IOLs, Dr. Carter will assist you in scheduling an appointment for you to have them implanted.
The ReZoom procedure is performed with local anesthetic. During the procedure, your eye will be completely numbed with eye drops so that you are completely comfortable. After your eye has been numbed, Dr. Carter will make a tiny incision to the side of your cornea and remove your eye’s natural lens.
After the natural lens has been removed, the ReZoom IOL is folded so that it can fit through the tiny incision, and placed within the eye. The ReZoom IOL is then unfolded, and the procedure is complete.
Since the incision made in the eye is so small, stitches are rarely needed. Once the procedure is complete, your vision will be noticeably improved, and will continue to get better over the course of the next few weeks.
ReZoom IOLs Frequently Asked Questions
How Long Does The Surgery Take And Is It Painful?
The surgery itself takes approximately 20 minutes. You will feel no pain, but slight pressure on your eyes. After the surgery, Dr. Carter will give you eye drops to minimize any discomfort over the next few days.
When Will I Be Able To Return To Normal Activities After crystalens® Refractive Implantation?
Typically you will be able to return to normal activities within several days after implantation with some limitations for at least a week. Your eye may be sensitive to touch and bright light, but you should be able to drive and return to work in one to two days.
What Will The crystalens® Procedure Cost? Will Insurance Cover Any Of It?
Because the Crystalens® is state-of-the-art technology it is more expensive than traditional single focus IOLs. Fortunately, Carter Eye Center offers affordable financing including financing options with no interest. Please e-mail or call us for more information.
Insurance coverage varies greatly from policy to policy. Generally speaking, private insurance may cover the cataract and lens implant surgical procedure and anesthesia; and may also allow a certain additional amount for the artificial lens implant. The insured is then required to pay a deductible as well as any additional amount above the primary coverage.
(Some patients are completely responsible for payment - not all insurance companies will cover the cost).
The staff at Carter Eye Center will review your insurance coverage and your surgical alternatives prior to your crystalens® surgery. It may also be beneficial for you to contact your insurance carrier.
What if I am unsatisfied with my ReSTOR IOL results?
During the ReSTOR IOL procedure, your eye’s natural, crystalline lens is removed and replaced with the ReSTOR IOL. Unfortunately, the natural, crystalline lens cannot be placed back within the eye. After your ReSTOR IOL procedure, if you are unsatisfied with the results, the ReSTOR IOL can be removed and replaced with either a different ReSTOR IOL, a different advanced IOL like Crystalens or ReZoom, or a traditional monofocal IOL.
If you are interested in treating your cataracts or presbyopia with advanced ReZoom IOLs, contact Dr. Carter today and schedule your initial consultation. We will answer all your questions and explain the entire procedure so that you are completely comfortable.