Crystalens® is an accommodating intraocular lens (IOL) inserted in the eye following cataract surgery. The difference between a standard IOL and the Crystalens is it can treat both a person’s cataracts and presbyopia, or loss of near and intermediate vision. It does so by recreating accommodation similar to your eye’s natural lens. The unique Crystalens can reduce or eliminate glasses for most activities including reading a book, working on the computer, and driving a car.
Crystalens was developed using the human eye’s natural functions as the standard. Like the natural lens, it uses the eye muscle to flex and accommodate in order to focus on objects in the environment at all distances. Crystalens is a dynamic lens and adjusts to your individual visual needs.