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Premium Lens Options

The eye doctors at Washington Eye Physicians & Surgeons were among the first in Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia region to implant the latest breakthrough in vision correction, the full vision Crystalens® , Restor®, Tecnis® and Tecnis Symfony® presbyopic lens technologies. These premium intraocular lenses (IOLs) can restore clear vision for reading, computer and distance with significant reduction of spectacle dependence, making them excellent cataract lens options.

Premium Lens Implants DC - Premium Intraocular lenses IOLs - Best Cataract Lens Options

The advanced technology IOL is a plastic lens that is surgically implanted to permanently replace the old, opaque natural lens of the eye. There are several advanced technology intraocular lenses (IOLs) available at our Washington metropolitan area offices: Crystalens, Restor, Tecnis and Symfony. All are FDA approved vision correction implants that permit boomers and seniors to experience natural seamless distance, intermediate and near vision. These advanced technology IOL implants have the same safety as the decades old traditional lens implants but can provide many of our patients greater freedom from glasses, not just distance glasses but readers too.

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Only our experienced eye surgeons can determine if a patient is a good candidate for the premium intraocular lens technology. The best candidates are those with cataracts that have otherwise healthy eyes. These lenses can correct most degrees of nearsightedness and farsightedness. If astigmatism is present it can be corrected at the same time of lens implantation with femtosecond relaxing incisions (Lensx) or after lens implantation by performing LASIK at later date. Astigmatism can also be corrected with the Toric lens implant to achieve independence from glasses at distance.

A questionnaire that you will fill out prior to your visit will allow your surgeon to make the appropriate recommendation for a premium lens implant that fits your visual needs and lifestyle. It is our goal to give you the best advice that will optimize your outcome and meet your expectations.

Patients with glaucoma, inflammation inside the eye, diabetic retinopathy, macular disease or other active eye disease including structural abnormalities may not be candidates for advanced technology lens implant procedure

Patients with prior laser vision correction can be candidates for advanced technology intraocular lenses (IOLs). These patients require a case by case determination of individual concerns and findings. Implant calculations are less accurate in post laser vision correction patients. Further LASIK or PRK may be necessary after Crystalens, Restor, Tecnis and Symfony lens implants.

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Cost of Premium Lens Implants

Insurance will generally cover the cataract part of the procedure as well as the surgical facility and the anesthesiology fee. Any upgrade to premium lens technology or advanced laser cataract technology is the patient’s responsibility. All upgrade fees are collected in advance. Please inquire about financing options.

Please refer to our cataract surgery and IOL cataract lens implants frequently asked questions or to make an appointment contact Washington Eye Physicians & Surgeons.


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Laser Vision Correction

If you are seeking a Washington DC LASIK eye surgery specialist you have come to the right place. Washington Eye Physicians & Surgeons is located in Chevy Chase. Our LASIK surgeons are dedicated to creating the best possible LASIK eye surgery outcomes.

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Premium Lens Implants

If you are seeking reduced dependence on eye glasses after cataract surgery in Washington DC, take a moment to explore advanced technology lenses such as Crystalens®, Acrysof® Restor, multifocal Tecnis® and Toric lenses for astigmatism correction.