Are you tired of wearing bifocals and reading glasses? Mann Eye Institute has the solution for you!


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New surgical technology at Mann Eye Institute, Crystalens® can restore good vision to most people who wear bifocals and reading glasses. Today, you may be able to see near, far and everywhere in between — as well as you did in your 20s and 30s. You can work on your computer, read the newspaper and see in the distance — all without the need for glasses, bifocals or contact lenses.

Announcing New Medicare Policy Allows Seniors Access to Crystalens® and ReSTOR® Advanced Lens Technology at Mann Eye Institute


What is Crystalens®?

Crystalens® is the first and only intraocular lens replacement that focuses like the natural lens of the eye, allowing for continuous near, distance and intermediate vision. Crystalens® can restore full functional vision and, in most cases, eliminate the need for glasses and contact lenses.

How does it work?

Crystalens® enables the eyes to focus at near, intermediate and far ranges by using the normal messages sent from the brain to the eye muscles. It happens naturally and seamlessly with Crystalens®. Patients experience the same vision they had when they were younger, most without the inconvenience of corrective eyewear.

What is an accommodating Intraocular Lens (IOL)?

Crystalens® is an accommodating lens, which means that it focuses like the eye’s natural lens allowing for continuous near, distance and intermediate vision. Crystalens® is intended to restore near, intermediate and distance vision, in most cases, eliminating the need for glasses and contacts when performing everyday tasks, allowing you to see well and look your best.

In contrast, standard lens implants provide vision at a fixed distance and most people with single-vision implants must wear glasses for near vision and many need to wear glasses for intermediate vision as well.

Who are the best candidates for Crystalens®?

Crystalens® is ideally suited for men and women 45 to 50 years of age and older who want to restore their youthful vision. To find out if you’re a candidate for this exciting procedure, schedule a free consultation with our expert doctors today.

If I’ve had LASIK, can I still be a candidate for Crystalens®?

Yes! The good news is that if you’ve had previous corneal refractive surgery, you may be a candidate. Candidacy is determined during your free consultation.

Previous generations of intraocular lenses were not capable of responding to your eyes’ muscles and could only provide you with a single-distance focus. Consequently, glasses or contact lenses were necessary for near or middle vision. Or, during your cataract surgery, your doctor had to focus one of your eyes for distance-vision and one for near vision. Crystalens® will give you a full range of vision by responding to your eyes’ muscles and moving accordingly without glasses or contact lenses. Your eyes could focus at near, arm-length, or far distances.

The two-year FDA clinical study of Crystalens® reported:

100% of the patients could read newsletters without glasses or contact lenses, 98% passed the driving test without glasses, and 92% could see 20/25 or better at a distance.

Email or call Mann Eye Institute for a free Crystalens® consultation with one of our Crystalens® surgeons.

Seniors on Medicare now can choose the presbyopia-correcting Crystalens® and ReSTOR® lenses, which treat two conditions: cataract removal with lens replacement (a procedure covered by Medicare) and presbyopia (a non-covered service). Patients who select Crystalens® or ReSTOR® will receive the standard Medicare reimbursement for cataract surgery, and can now pay privately for the presbyopic portion of their treatment.

Presbyopia is an inevitable age-related eye condition that makes it difficult to read or see objects up-close without the use of reading glasses. Presbyopia is the first sign of cataracts and is the most prevalent eye condition in America. It causes the crystalline lens to increasingly stiffen, lose flexibility and cloud, diminishing its focusing ability.

“This policy change means that patients now have the right to choose a vision correction technology that can improve their reading vision and best meets their visual demands. It also gives us the ability to offer innovative technologies for improving both vision and lifestyle for our Medicare patients,” says Dr. Mike Mann.

To find out if you’re a candidate for ReSTOR® or Crystalens®, call our office today for your free consultation at 1 (800) MY VISION.

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