Cataract Surgery and Lens Implant Options in Lee's Summit

A cataract changes the transparency of the lens inside the eye.

The lens becomes yellow and clouded instead of clear. In a normal eye, the light focuses clearly on the retina. A cataract scatters the light, impairing vision. Cataracts cause blurred vision, halos, glare, difficulty reading or driving in dim light. They commonly occur with age and can be monitored until they interfere with daily life

Cataract Surgery and Lens Implants

If your vision has been gradually declining, you may have a cataract.

An ophthalmologist or optometrist will perform a dilated eye exam to determine if you have a cataract. Cataracts cause the following symptoms:

  • Blurry vision
  • Fading colors
  • Difficulty reading
  • Problems driving at night
  • Glare or halos around lights

Once a cataract forms, it must be surgically removed.

There are no other effective treatments to remove a cataract. The procedure typically take only a few minutes. It is performed under topical anesthesia requiring no stitches. During surgery, the natural lens is replaced with an artificial implant. The material constituting the implant has been proven completely safe and effective.

Improved technology increases the safety and efficiency of cataract surgery.

Summit Eye Center employs advanced methods to insure the best surgery experience. For the best results, consider premium lens implants. They reduce dependence on glasses after surgery, maximizing your benefit.

Introducing Premium Lens Implants for Vision Correction Solutions

If you’re approaching the age for cataract surgery and blurry vision is impairing your daily life, lens implants might be a good fit for you. They’re made of either acrylic or silicone and will typically last you for the rest of your life. Your surgeon will recommend the lens implant best for you.

There are two categories of lens implants:

  • Standard lens implants. Typically best for distance vision and corrects for only one range of vision, either distance, where you’ll need reading glasses for close vision, or near. Standard lens implants are a great choice for patients who don’t mind wearing glasses for some activities.
  • Premium lens implants. Typically best for both near and farsightedness and contributes a continuous range of vision. The advantage to premium lens implants is your functional vision spans distance to close-up without glasses (which you would need to wear with standard lens implants).

Premium bifocal lens implants are a new and exciting advancement in refractive cataract surgery.  As of now, there are no other technologies that can provide distance and near vision in the same eye. It enhances both distant and near activities with both eyes by removing the bifocal lens, which creates amazing binocular vision. Since the mid-1990s, millions of satisfied patients have enjoyed this FDA approved technology. Although corrective eye wear may occasionally be necessary, the freedom from glasses and contact lenses remains incredible.

Our premium lens implants help repair your vision for the following focal points:

Near Vision

Pertains to focal points which are typically 16 inches or closer to your eyes. Another name for near vision is “reading vision.”

Intermediate Distance

Refers to activities performed at arm’s length, such as your computer, music, and the dashboard of your car.

Distance Vision

Is attributed to focal points 3 feet or more from your eyes, such as billboards, street signs, and movie screens.

Many who receive a premium lens will experience significant vision improvement after surgery.

But, not everyone will see 20/20 at all distances. In some situations, glasses will help. Patients with the premium lens implant may notice some glare and halos immediately after surgery. These will diminish as your eyes and brain learn to adapt to the new lens. Preoperative measurements provide vision accurate to the hundredth of a millimeter. But, the final visual outcomes can be affected by your healing process. If you experience serious effects such as nearsightedness, astigmatism, or farsightedness, you may need an additional procedure like LASIK to recover properly.

Your insurance will typically cover the cost of cataract surgery, anesthesia, and standard lens implants.

The premium lens implants are not covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and other health insurance. An out-of-pocket expense will cover the cost of the premium lens. There may be an added cost if an additional procedure is required to optimize your vision. Summit Eye Center offers low payment plans with 0% interest are available.

Ask the eye doctors at Summit Eye Center if you qualify for this amazing opportunity to achieve a fresh view of the world! By assessing your individual eye health and lifestyle preferences, the doctors at Summit Eye Center can determine which lens will help you.

Below are the premium lens implants that Summit Eye Center is proud to offer:

TECNIS® Symfony

TECNIS® Symfony

The TECNIS® Symfony uses a diffractive optic to create an expanded focal point in order to broaden the range of vision.



Being modeled after the human eye, Crystalens® is an accommodating intraocular lens used to reduce or eliminate the need for glasses for most distances. Like the natural human eye lens, Crystalens uses the eye muscles flex to dynamically conform to your surroundings in order to focus on objects at all distances. Crystalens was created to lessen the need for prescription glasses for day-to-day activities by allowing the lens to move back and forth to focus on the world around you.

TECNIS® Multifocal

TECNIS® Multifocal

The high-quality TECNIS® lenses have been specially designed with multifocal zones, providing exceptional vision across the spectrum of all distances. The TECNIS® multifocal lenses are transparent, flexible implants made of a high-refractive-index acrylic material.

At Summit Eye Center, our goal is to ensure you get the treatment and services you need in order to enjoy life with clear vision. For more information on our premium lens implant solutions, contact our specialists today!

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