You’ve Got to ‘See’ this New Invention: Artificial Lens Restores Vision

Sure, getting older means inheriting vision problems.

Reading, watching TV, using the computer, and driving can all be a major challenge for many people.

In fact there are millions of people around the world who suffer from sight loss and poor vision as they age.

Tecnis Symfony Intraocular Lens is certainly welcoming news for those who have astigmatism, long or short-sightedness, or cataracts.Tecnis Symfony Intraocular Lens is certainly welcoming news for those who have astigmatism, long or short-sightedness, or cataracts.

However, a new lens implant has now been developed and it is proven to restore vision. Yes, there is a way to have a youthful set of eyes again.

It’s called Tecnis Symfony Intraocular Lens and it is certainly welcoming news for those who have astigmatism, long or short-sightedness, or cataracts.

The lenses are surgically inserted into one’s eyes in about 30 minutes. The lens, hailed as a breakthrough in every sense, has been approved by the European Union. It is widely anticipated that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States will approve the lenses in the next year or two.

During cataract surgery the cloudy lens is removed and replaced with the man-made Symfony Lens. After the implant users are immediately able to see just fine in any light condition at any distance. The lens in each eye act just like a camera does when zooming in and out.

The artificial implant is plastic and has round-like grooves that cover the eye’s span of vision and it is tactfully designed to allow more light in.

The lens has very little side effects if any compared to current lenses that are now on the market. The lens costs between $3,000 to $5,000 (USD) per eye. 

“I get a lot of hugs from old people, which is great,” says eye surgeon Bobby Qureshi, who was the first to ever to perform the Symfony Lens implant surgery at the London Eye Hospital.

He says the invention is safe and sound for people who suffer a variety of vision problems.

“And it will last almost forever,” he says. “Everybody with them will get good far vision, they'll get good intermediate vision and in about 80 to 90 percent of people, they will be able to read comfortably -- even small print -- without glasses.”

Will the Symfony Lens be a hit on the market? There’s no doubt about it. Vision problems are a reality for millions of people as they age.

Symfony Lens is a new solution and allows people to see normally again. Within no time an old set of eyes become new again.

Yes, technology is a true blessing, especially when you ‘see’ it work like this first hand.