Premium Lens Implants

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Premium Lens Implants services offered in Flushing , Queens, NY

Premium lens implants offer the best results if you need eye surgery for a condition like cataracts. Fellowship-trained ophthalmologist Dr. Tu of New York Eye and Glaucoma Specialist PLLC: Yufei Tu, MD, in the Flushing district of Queens in New York City, is an expert in performing surgery to fit premium lens implants. Call Dr. Tu’s office today or request an appointment online to find out if you’re a good candidate for premium lens implants.

What are premium lens implants?

Premium lens implants correct your far, near, and intermediate vision. Dr. Tu implants premium lenses inside your eye, replacing the eye’s natural lens when you have a sight problem like blurred vision.

The FDA has approved several premium lens implants, including accommodating, multifocal, and extended depth of focus lenses. The type of premium lens Dr. Tu implants in your eyes depends on your condition and personal needs.

Why might I need premium lens implants?

If you have refractive lens exchange or cataract surgery, you might require premium lens implants.

Refractive lens exchange

Refractive errors occur when an eyeball or part of the eye is too long or short, misshapen, or changed by aging. The cornea and lens at the front of the eyes direct light through to the retina at the back. Abnormalities in the eyes alter the proper light input, making things look blurry.

Nearsightedness (myopia) makes distant objects look blurry, while farsightedness (hyperopia) makes close things look blurry. Astigmatism can make both far and near objects blurry or distorted, and presbyopia makes it hard for older adults to see up close.

These problems are often treatable with laser eye surgery, but some people may require a new premium lens implant.

Cataract surgery

Cataracts form from tiny protein particles that clump together and cloud the lens. The best way to resolve this problem is to remove the affected lenses and replace them with premium lens implants.

Am I a good candidate for premium lens implants?

Dr. Tu performs a comprehensive dilated eye exam to assess your suitability for premium lens implants. This involves having dilating drops in the eyes so he can see the structures clearly. If premium lens implants are a good option, Dr. Tu does extensive preoperative eye measurements.

These include:

  • The eye’s curvature and length
  • The cornea’s shape and thickness
  • Pupil size in normal and low light
  • The eye’s irregularities
  • Tear production

Dr. Tu reviews all the information to advise which lens he recommends

Premium lens implants don’t degrade or change, so they’ll typically last the rest of your life. If the lens capsule becomes cloudy after cataract surgery, Dr. Tu quickly and easily restores clear vision using laser eye surgery techniques.

Call New York Eye and Glaucoma Specialist PLLC: Yufei Tu, MD, to see if you could benefit from premium lens implants or request a consultation online today.