Lifestyle cataract surgery provides the greatest range of vision. This is often the best option for patients who want to be able to see near and distance and be as independent of glasses as possible. This approach involves using a specialized “multifocal” or “accommodative” lens. There are many different specific brands of lenses, and the lens that is right for you will be determined only after the surgeon meets you, looks at your eyes, and assesses your needs.
Patients who choose lifestyle cataract surgery will significantly reduce their need for glasses for both near and distance vision. The patient who chooses a lifestyle cataract procedure may still prefer reading glasses for extensive close-up work or for looking at very fine detail.
The Cleveland Eye Clinic doctors use ORA when performing a lifestyle cataract procedure. ORA is a devise that acts like a gps for the surgeon. ORA helps with the selection and positioning of the lens. Click here to learn more about ORA.
Custom Cataract Surgery with the ORA System®
The Cleveland Eye Clinic doctors use a laser to assist them during lifestyle cataract procedures. The laser makes the procedure more customized and precise. Click here to learn more about laser cataract procedures.
For an explanation of cataract surgery please be sure to read our cataract surgery website page.