Cataracts are cloudy areas in the lens of the eye that can cause changes in vision. Symptoms include cloudy or fuzzy vision and sensitivity to glare. For people with cataracts, seeing is similar to looking through fogged glasses. This obstruction can make it more challenging to read, drive a car, especially at night, or even see facial expressions.
Cataracts form gradually as your eyes get older. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology by age 75, approximately half of all Americans have cataracts. The good news is that cataract surgery is one of the safest and most effective procedures performed today.
In addition to traditional cataract surgery, Dr. Gail Bernard and Dr. Rebecca Linquist are allowing their patients to enhance their vision with the PanOptix Trifocal Lens at the time of cataract surgery. While monofocial lens can help you see far away, the PanOptix lens gives you a full range of vision, allowing you to rely less on glasses. Clinical studies have reported patients experiencing an exceptional combination of near, intermediate and distance vision while reducing the need for glasses after surgery.