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The #1 Choice for Cataract Surgery in Southwest Florida*

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Digitally Surfaced Lenses &

Free-Form Technology.

Free-form is a revolutionary digital manufacturing process that uses computer-aided design and surfacing to create high-level, customized eyeglass lenses with your unique prescription. Think of it as a tailor for your eyes. Just like you can take an off-the-rack pair of pants and have it customized to fit your specific measurements, you can now have lenses made customized for your specific prescription and frames.

In contrast, digitally surfaced lenses are high-definition lenses that are created with state-of-the-art equipment, using a diamond-point lathe cutter controlled by computer software. The prescription is carved into the back of the lens blank. Your lenses can be created specifically for your vision needs and the lab does not have to use a pre-made lens to start with, nor are premade tools used to polish the lenses, so they are polished within 1/100th of a diopter of your actual prescription, 10 times more accurate than conventional lenses.

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Benefits of Customized

Free-form Lenses.

Many leaders in the vision industry expect free-form technology to be the next revolution in vision correction. In addition to the improved visual clarity that customized free-form lenses provide, you can expect:

  • LExceptional night/low light vision: Free-form lenses can reduce glare and halo effects caused by light sources at night, such as car headlights.
  • LExceptional contrast perception: Free-form lenses can sharpen vision.
  • LExceptional color vision: Free-form lenses can maximize the optics built into your lenses, providing brighter and more intense colors.
  • LWhile everyone can benefit to a certain extent from customized lenses, people with complex prescriptions and progressive wearers will notice the greatest visual improvements.

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Questions?

When is the right time to consider cataract surgery?
Most cataracts develop slowly and don’t disturb your eyesight early on. But with time, cataracts will eventually interfere with your vision. When your quality of life becomes affected, Quigley Eye Specialists recommends treatment.
Is cataract surgery covered by insurance?
There are many lens procedures to choose from. However, only one is covered by insurance, which is the standard mono-focal intraocular lens. This lens gives you distance vision, but you will need glasses for near and intermediate tasks.

Other options, such as SmartLens® procedures, which include multi-focal intraocular lenses, can give you a full-range of vision free from glasses. These lens options are considered an upgrade by your insurance company. This means that your insurance company will cover the surgery, but you will need to finance or pay out-of-pocket for the upgraded lens procedure.

What is the surgical process like?
During surgery, our surgeons will remove the cataract with a technique called phacoemulsification, also known as small-incision cataract surgery. For most individuals, no anesthesia will be required. The eye is numbed with a topical eye drop, so you won’t feel a thing! After the eye is numbed, a small self-sealing incision is made and the cataract is broken into microscopic particles using high-energy sound waves. These particles are then gently suctioned from the eye.

After the cataract has been removed, we implant the SmartLens,® the intraocular lens that will replaces your eye’s natural lens, allowing you to see clearly one again!

What type of lenses are available?
During your cataract evaluation, your Quigley Eye Specialists’ surgeon will talk with you about which SmartLens procedure may be best for you depending upon your lifestyle, the health of your eyes, and whether you want to be free from glasses or lower your dependency upon them. After your evaluation, your surgeon may recommend a mono-focal lens procedure or a SmartLens procedure, such as one of the following:

HD Lens: High definition lenses enable patients to enjoy up to 20 percent wider vision channel for both intermediate and near distances.

Symfony Lens: This lens takes 24 days to make and gives you great distance and intermediate vision with less glare for night driving.

Multi-focal IOL: Excellent lens with an Abbe number of 55, the multi-focal gives you near, intermediate and distance vision.

Toric Lens: This lens corrects astigmatism while giving you good distance vision.

What if I have astigmatism?
Astigmatism correction in conjunction with cataract surgery can reduce dependency on glasses. During your surgical evaluation, your surgeon will inform you if you have astigmatism and how much you may have. At that time, you will be informed if you are a candidate for surgical correction of the astigmatism or an upgraded lens call the Toric Lens.

Quigley Eye Specialists uses a number of techniques to correct a patient’s astigmatism. These methods may include some combination of laser, Toric, and/or a limbal relaxing incision (LRI). The desired outcome is for astigmatic patients to have their best uncorrected distance vision.

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