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- 92% of the people enrolled in the study (implanted bilaterally) could see 20/25 or better at distance
- 96% could see 20/20 at arm’s length
- 73% could see 20/25 at near
- 98% of these people could pass their drivers test
- 100% could see their computer or put on their makeup
- 98% could read a magazine, all without glasses or contact lenses.
Also, your ability to see at approximately arm’s length (middle vision) will be greatly enhanced with the Crystalens. In addition, the quality of vision compared to wearing bifocals and/or trifocals is significantly improved. You’ll have a full range of vision; by simply looking at something, crystalens, mimicking the natural focusing ability of your eye, will automatically focus your eye at near, arm’s length, or distance.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Since everyone’s vision is different, results vary by patient. Distance vision will usually be very good within a day or two after surgery. Middle and near vision may be somewhat blurred, but will improve in a few days.
Drops that prevent the eye from changing focus will be applied to your eye after surgery. These drops dilate the pupil and you will notice a sensitivity to light until the drops wear off. These drops ensure the crystalens is correctly positioned in your eye as it heals. It will take 7 to 14 days for the effects of this drug to wear off. Dr. Boothe strongly recommends you wear sunglasses outdoors during this time period. You also may need reading glasses to help you read during this time.
After about 2 weeks, you will notice that your middle (arm’s length) vision and near vision are starting to improve. At this time, it is important that you discontinue the use of the reading glasses in order to strengthen the focusing muscle of your eyes.
It may take several months for your eyes to reach their full focusing potential. Try to avoid the use of reading glasses. The less you rely upon reading glasses, the sooner you will be able read without them. You may notice a difference in your vision from one eye to the other after your eyes heal. This is normal.