Say Hello to Symfony
You probably know someone who has had cataract surgery. The truth is, everyone who lives long enough will eventually develop cataracts. It’s one of the leading causes of visual impairment among older Americans. Even as you age, you want to maintain your active Florida lifestyle, and Frantz EyeCare wants to help.
Modern cataract surgery – which is far less invasive than it used to be – has reached a level of sophistication that allows for better recovery and outcomes. Advances in lens implants (called intraocular lenses) for cataract surgery have enabled surgeons to customize a person’s vision to uniquely match their lifestyle.
“Every vision issue – nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism – can be corrected as part of the cataract surgery process to reduce dependence on eyeglasses,” said Jonathan Frantz, medical director of Frantz EyeCare.
Recently, the FDA approved a new type of intraocular lens (IOL), called the Symfony LifeStyle Lens. This is the first lens that corrects astigmatism and provides cataract patients with an extended depth-of-focus, which helps improve their sharpness of vision at near, intermediate and far distances. Frantz EyeCare is pleased to offer this brand new technology to Southwest Florida residents.
Why is this important?
The introduction of the Symfony lens is important – groundbreaking, even – because previously, patients who had both presbyopia (over-40 reading vision issues) and astigmatism were unable to obtain a single lens that would correct all their vision needs.
Prior to the Symfony lens, surgeons were able to correct patients’ vision with a multifocal lens and/or an LRI or Toric lens to correct their astigmatism and/or presbyopia. These options still exist and are available at Frantz EyeCare. Symfony simply addresses both astigmatism and presbyopia in one lens.
Studies have shown the Symfony LifeStyle lens is beneficial for distance, intermediate AND extended reading distances, while also able to correct astigmatism. Its major advantage over many other premium lenses is its increased depth of focus.
That’s a win-win.
If you or someone you love needs cataract surgery, schedule your appointment at Frantz EyeCare and find out if the Symfony LifeStyle Lens Procedure is a good fit for you.
About Frantz EyeCare
Jonathan M. Frantz, MD, FACS, is named in Best Doctors in America and The Guide to America’s Top Ophthalmologists. He and his team of specialists at Frantz EyeCare offer a broad spectrum of patient-focused comprehensive care from eye exams and eyewear to dropless laser cataract surgery, bladeless WaveLight LASIK, treatment of dry eye, glaucoma, macular degeneration and other eye diseases, and facial and body rejuvenation, with office locations in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Punta Gorda, Lehigh Acres and Naples.
To schedule an appointment online, visit www.bettervision.net or call the Fort Myers office of Frantz EyeCare at 239-418-0999.
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