NJ Cataract Surgeon Joel Confino, M.D. of The Eye Care & Surgery Center with offices in Westfield, Warren and Iselin, New Jersey commented on the growth and acceptance of advanced technology lens implants for vision correction after cataract surgery. “As a cataract and refractive surgeon I have typically spent a good part of each day counseling patients on options for vision correction that would help them become less dependent or even independent of glasses. We are beginning to experience a second surge in patients wanting to be free of glasses. It used to be primarily patients in their 20’s, 30’s and 40’s wanting LASIK-today it is driven by the 78 million baby boomers in America who are now turning 65 years old at the rate of 10,000 per day, and they are interested in choosing lens implants that will give them the lifestyle quality they want–free of glasses.”
A growing number of cataract surgery patients can now choose to enhance their spectacle-free vision through the implantation of astigmatism correcting toric lens implants (IOL) or even an accommodating or multifocal lens implant (IOL), which can help patients reduce dependence on glasses for clarity at far, intermediate and near. It is estimated that by the year 2020, 60-70% of cataract surgery procedures will incorporate the use of a toric lens implant or multifocal lens implant for vision correction.
To schedule an appointment or for more information about cataracts, cataract surgery or lens implants you may contact New Jersey Cataract Surgeon Joel Confino, M.D. at The Eye Care & Surgery Center by calling 908-789-8999, or by visiting http://www.newjerseyvision.com/ or facebook.com/eyecareandsurgerycenter.