Tecnis Lens Implant Surgery Gets Rid of Reading Glasses? By William Goldstein on January 10, 2014

The treatment for cataract involves the removal of the natural crystalline lens which is clouded to supplant it with the intraocular lens (IOL) or clear artificial lens. It is now a faster, safer and a more comfortable procedure than it was in the past.


The Tecnis IOL is an advanced technology lens implant approved by the United States Food & Drug Administration (USFDA) for the improvement of functional vision. This in turn could improve the safety of the patient in case of low visibility instances, and is intended to reduce or eliminate the need for reading glasses.


Outpatient procedure


The removal of cataract is usually performed by Tecnis Lens Implant Troy doctors as an outpatient procedure under topical or local anesthesia. You can be full awake, but will feel little or no pain and be comfortable during the operation.


  1. For removing the cataract the Tecnis Lens Implant Troy doctors will employ a method termed “phacoemulsification” or plain “phaco” for want of a shorter term. This procedure starts with a minute incision.

  2. The eye surgeons then open the front and thin surface of capsular bag, which contains the thin crystalline lens, offering access to the cataract.

  3. Subsequently, the Tecnis Lens Implant Troy doctor softly breaks the cataract up and vacuums the tiny components out, making the path for positioning of Tecnis intraocular lens implant.

  4. The Tecnis lens is consequently inserted via the minute incision and into the capsule of the lens where the natural crystalline lens (with cataract) was located before the operation.


After the procedure, the Tecnis lens implant could offer a sharper vision, just like the natural lens of the patient, when he or she was younger.

Less Need For Reading Glasses

The Tecnis multifocal lens implant is specifically designed to reduce or eliminate the need for reading glasses. It is designed with rings of power to allow simultaneous focus on all different distances of vision, without glasses.

Possible complications


It is to be noted that all intraocular lenses are prescription exclusive devices and complications exist due to the cataract surgery and implantation of lens. Glare, halos and poor overall vision are possibilities, but are uncommon. These problems could be temporary and minor, or could affect your vision on a permanent basis. However, complications are extremely rare and could include the worsening of vision, infection or bleeding. 

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William S. Goldstein, MD, has been practicing laser eye surgery since 1991. He was one of the first doctors to offer advanced eye care in all of Michigan and is a member of several prestigious organizations: 

  • American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

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