According to Abbott Medical Optics and the Federal Drug Administration (FDA), the Symfony lens is approved in more than 50 countries around the world and has been widely studied with data from numerous clinical studies involving over 2,000 eyes. In the clinical studies, patients reported a higher quality of vision with the Symfony lens than having seen with other Intra ocular lenses. They also reported sharper vision at near, intermediate and far way distances and a lower incidence of halo and glare around bright lights.
Why would a patient choose the Symfony lens over a traditional insurance covered monofocal lens or even an alternate multifocal, accommodating or astigmatism correcting lens? This lens can offer the up close and intermediate vision many people are looking for, without compromising their distance vision. This lens may also be a better choice for patients who have has previous refractive surgery, such as PRK and LASIK.
To determine if you qualify for the Symfony lens or any refractive surgery procedure, patients need to be clinically evaluated by our corneal specialist, Helen Wu MD, so she can best determine which lens will provide the most optimal vision post cataract surgery. The choice is not only in the patient’s hands, but in the approval of the surgeon. It is imperative that you be evaluated clinically to then receive a surgical recommendation that is best matched to your clinical and lifestyle needs. When it comes to vision correction surgery, choose a surgeon who specializes in the cornea and refractive surgery. To schedule an initial screening, you can contact the laser vision department at New England Eye Center in Boston at 1-617-636-7800 or fill out an appointment request through our website.