Crystalens® is a new and innovative lens implant that makes it possible to see all distances – far, near, and in between – seamlessly, like your natural eye. For New York and Manhattan patients 45 and over who require reading glasses or bi-focal lenses, Crystalens® can greatly reduce or even eliminate the need for reading and distance glasses. For this reason, people over the age of 45 wearing strong prescription glasses, but with no other eyes problems, may elect to have accommodating lens implants in order to see much better with glasses.

Because the natural lens must still be removed before implanting the Crystalens®, the procedure is performed the same way as for cataract surgery. Thus, New York and Manhattan patients electing to have lens implant surgery to reduce their need for glasses will never have to worry about developing cataracts later on in life.

Crystalens® mimics the eye’s natural ability to focus, and it can ReSTOR®e a wide range of vision, from distance to reading vision without total dependence on contacts or glasses. This cutting edge replacement lens is moved by the same internal eye muscle which is normally responsible for focusing. The muscle relaxes and contracts to move the lens forward and backward. This ability to move and focus makes Crystalens® unlike any other lens, and gives you the ability to see as you did when you were younger.

Crystalens® is:

  • The first and only FDA-approved accommodating intraocular lens
  • The only FDA-approved intraocular lens that uses the natural focusing ability of the eye
  • The only FDA-approved presbyopia correcting IOL for cataract patients that provides a single focal point throughout a continuous range of vision