If you’re tired of constantly relying on reading glasses to bring your world back into focus, there’s a revolutionary new option to return your clear vision and youthful outlook. The Crystalens® from Eyeonics, Inc., can restore the quality eyesight you had when you were younger, as well as your quality of life.
Drs. Chokshi and Coluccelli are the first Jacksonville-area ophthalmologists to offer a practical solution for patients who suffer from presbyopia, nearsightedness and farsightedness. Crystalens’ remarkable state-of-the-art technology can help patients achieve greater independence with a return to clear vision at all distances, without the need for laser surgery. The Crystalens is safe, effective, and works naturally to help you see the world as you did when you were younger.
The Crystalens is an FDA-approved surgical implant that replaces the natural lens of the eye for both refractive and cataract patients. The unique design of the Crystalens allows the lens to “accommodate,” or move naturally with your eye’s own muscles, just as your lens did before time took away the ability to focus. The result is a return to natural vision that provides seamless eyesight at all distances.
The Crystalens is implanted in an outpatient procedure that takes less than 20 minutes under the skillful hand of Drs. Chokshi and Coluccelli. The procedure uses anesthetic eye drops and is virtually painless. Although an immediate improvement is very possible, it may take a few days for the muscles around the lens to exercise their proper function again.
The technology of the Crystalens began in the late 1980s when it was discovered that certain cataract patients who had intraocular lens implants were able to both read and see at a distance without glasses. Research showed that the eye’s muscles that control the lens, previously thought to be inoperable, were still able to move implanted lenses forwards and backwards. The unique hinged design of the Crystalens was perfected to provide a remarkable lens that is capable of responding to those muscle movements.
The Crystalens has changed the lives of thousands of patients around the globe, some of whom have been enjoying the benefits of better vision for several years. In addition, Crystalens patients will never develop cataracts, since the eye’s natural lens has been removed and replaced. This means clearer, cloud-free vision, even into the later years.