Crystalens AO lens implants are the first and only accommodating intraocular lenses approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Choosing Crystalens AO as your IOL can reduce your dependency on reading glasses after lens replacement surgery such as cataract surgery. Compared with multi-focal IOLs the Crystalens AO also holds advantages in intermediate distance vision and lowered incidence of glare when driving at night.
Crystalens AO and Medicare
Recent Medicare changes now qualify a portion of the Crystalens AO procedure for cataract coverage. This leaves a residual out of pocket cost that you would pay for the near vision correction features of the Crystalens AO. Ocala Eye features payment plans that make the Crystalens AO a viable choice for your lens replacement surgery. In addition you will receive an entire year of follow up care which includes vision enhancement such as LASIK or CK® if deemed necessary by your Ocala Eye physician to fine tune your vision.
FDA clinical studies have shown that of those who receive Crystalens® implants in both eyes:
- 92 percent experienced 20/25 distance vision
- 96 percent experienced excellent intermediate vision
- 73 percent could read fine print without glasses
Real-life Crystalens® results without glasses or contact lenses:
- 98 percent could pass their drivers test
- 100 percent could read their computer screen or put on their makeup
- 98 percent could read a magazine
One of our highly skilled ophthalmologists will determine if you are a candidate for Crystalens AO lens implants. At our North Central Florida, eye care offices, we carefully evaluate each patient, perform a thorough eye examination and review medical history to ensure you are a good candidate for the procedure. The actual surgery for Crystalens AO lens implants is performed as an outpatient procedure at our Ocala surgery center and the actual operation takes less than 30 minutes. Your surgeon will provide you with specific instructions to follow after you receive your Crystalens AO lens implants. Patients who already have intraocular lens implants from previous cataract surgery are not candidates for the Crystalens AO.