CrystaLens is a revolutionary lens implant that makes it possible to see far, near, and all distances in between, like your natural eye. For patients 45 and over who require reading glasses or bi-focal lenses, or have a cataract CrystaLens™ can greatly reduce or even eliminate the need for reading glasses, as well as glasses for distance.

CrystaLens is designed to mimic the eye’s natural ability to focus, and it can restore a range of vision, from distance to reading vision and all areas in-between without total dependence on contacts or glasses. Designed with hinges, this state-of-the-art replacement lens is moved by the ciliary muscle, which is normally responsible for focusing your eye’s natural lens. The muscle relaxes and contracts to move the lens forward and backward. This ability to move and focus gives you the ability to see as you did when you were younger.

This FDA approved procedure, which uses the safe, proven techniques of conventional cataract surgery, is usually performed on one eye at a time. After applying topical anesthesia in the form of an eye drop, the surgeon makes a small incision in your eye, and removes the aging lens using ultrasound. The CrystaLens is then placed where the natural lens used to be. The incision is so small that it heals quickly on its own, so no stitches or injections are required. After having the CrystaLens procedure, you will not need to have cataract surgery in the future.

Crystalens HD™ Receives FDA Approval

Patients have another choice when choosing Crystalens as their lens implant. Crystalens enhancements are as follows: the surface of the Crystalens HD has been shaped to enhance the depth of focus with a proprietary optical modification. The enhanced optic provides an increased depth of focus which is designed to improve near vision without compromising intermediate or distance vision.

Ask Dr. Scimeca what lens is best for your eyes!