Discover Vision Centers in the Kansas City area offer extensive experience with Full Focus® vision correction procedure – premium lens implants for your cataract surgery. Treatment with these advanced lens implants is designed for those patients looking to get excellent distance vision and to reduce or eliminate glasses following their surgery.
What Is Full Focus Cataract Surgery?
Full Focus® vision correction allows many patients to achieve clear vision and reduce or possibly eliminate the need for bifocals or reading glasses, allowing them to see as they did in their 20s and 30s without the inconvenience.
Full Focus® multifocal lenses function like the natural eye, automatically focusing through a range of distances – near, far, and everything in between. Full Focus® involves removing the natural crystalline lens in the eye and replacing it with an auto-focusing, intraocular lens implant to focus light properly into the eye. Eye doctors at Discover Vision Centers were instrumental in developing this advanced technology and were the first practice in the Midwest to offer it.
If you have trouble seeing up close and do not want to wear reading glasses or bifocals, Full Focus® vision correction may be right for you.
How Does Full Focus Eye Surgery Work?
Full Focus cataract surgery procedure differs from standard cataract surgery only in the type of lens implant that is placed inside the eye. Utilizing advanced intraocular lenses, dependence on reading glasses or contact lenses can be greatly reduced or eliminated. A small incision is made at the edge of the cornea, the clear outer layer of the eye. The pupil is dilated and this gives access to the natural lens that sits behind the colored part of the eye (iris). A small device using ultrasound will break up the natural lens that has become cloudy with cataract formation. The material is then removed from the eye using gentle suction. The newest technology artificial lens implants can then be inserted through this same small incision and carefully positioned in the existing capsule that held the natural lens.
What Is Full Focus Vision Procedure Used For?
When a patient forms cataracts, the cataract lens replacement that is selected can provide an opportunity to improve vision at all distances without glasses or contact lenses.
A refractive error in the eye can be addressed and corrected with the placement of the new lens implant. Nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia (loss of the focusing ability to see things up close) are all correctable with artificial lenses.
Schedule a Full Focus Surgery Consultation in Kansas City
When the natural aging process requires the removal of cataracts or if you are just tired of needing correction with glasses and contact lenses, Full Focus intraocular lens implants are a great solution for both. This category of artificial lenses replace the natural lens of the eye and at the same time can correct the vision to reduce or eliminate the need for visual aids. The team at Discover Vision can discuss the different options and help determine which is best for your visual needs.
ReSTOR® Intraocular Lens
The ReSTOR lens implant can provide the opportunity to become glasses independent for distance, intermediate and near ranges following cataract surgery. The apodized diffractive and refractive technology of the lens allows for the multiple different visual demands in our everyday lives to be met with minimal to no need for glasses or contact lens correction.
Tecnis® Multifocal IOL
The Tecnis multifocal lens implants are trifocal implants providing focal points for distance, intermediate and near vision, achieving binocular vision at all three distances. Discover Vision Centers also offer the Light Adjustable Lens implant from RxSight. This latest advanced technology lens has the ability to have the power adjusted once it is inside the eye giving the highest degree of accuracy in post-op outcomes of any intraocular lens implant on the market. In our experience, it has been perfect for those that have had previous corneal refractive surgery and don’t want to wear glasses.
AcrySOF® Toric Lens Implant
The AcrySof Toric lens is a single focus implant that corrects astigmatism of the eye. An eye with regular astigmatism will have a steeper axis and a flatter axis, meaning its front surface takes on more of an oval shape than spherical. The lens has two distinct powers to match this difference in axial power thus fully correcting the vision.
Benefits of Full Focus Lens Implants
Cataract formation and surgery are something that will impact us all as we age and there are many that will want to take the opportunity to correct their vision at the same time. Full Focus vision implants target this segment of the population and can give great uncorrected vision postoperatively. Depending on your vision goals or priorities, Discover Vision Centers can help tailor a solution to meet your vision needs. There are many advantages and reasons you may want to pursue intraocular lens surgery with the latest technology lens implants:
Not constantly grabbing or trying to find reading glasses for any near task;
No more expensive progressive lenses and bifocal glasses;
No more contact lens-related infections;
No more dryness or fluctuating vision from contact lenses.
Are You a Candidate for Full Focus Lens Implants?
During your consultation with Discover Vision Centers, our cataract surgeon will do a complete eye exam and several diagnostic tests to determine if you are a candidate for multifocal lens technology. Your overall eye health and degree of astigmatism will be assessed which are key determinants in lens implant selection. A second and important part of the candidacy for Full Focus cataract lens advanced technology depends on patient expectations and can the technology deliver what the patient desires. The team of cataract surgeons will provide details on what to expect short and long-term with the state-of-the-art technology.
Full Focus® Vision Correction Surgery Procedure
The Full Focus vision correction procedure at Discover Vision Centers is completed at our outpatient surgery center.
You can receive mild sedation prior to your procedure and your pupil is dilated with topical drops.
The natural lens is removed with ultrasound and the lens implant is placed behind the iris which is the colored part of the eye.
After the surgery, you will spend about 15 minutes in the postoperative area going over instructions for postoperative care and then be released home.
Schedule an Appointment for Full Focus Implant Surgery in Kansas City, MO
Full Focus multifocal IOLs surgery is seen as an elective procedure that is not entirely covered by insurance. Your insurance may offer a discount, but you should plan on the majority if not all of the “upgrade” as an out-of-pocket expense. Discover Vision has several options to help make Full Focus multifocal lens implants surgery more affordable. We offer to See Today, Pay Later financing through CareCredit, subject to credit approval. We also encourage you to use FSA and HSA (flexible spending and health savings accounts) to pay for your cataract surgery with tax-free dollars.
Why Choose Discover Vision for Full Focus Cataract Surgery in Kansas City?
Discover Vision Centers have been leaders in eye care in the Kansas City region for over 50 years. Our commitment to perfecting multifocal IOLs surgery includes completing FDA clinical trials for state-of-the-art lens technology. Our main goal is to match the best technology to the patient’s lifestyle and expectations.
About Our Full Focus Vision Correction Surgeons
Meet our team of Doctors and Specialists who work with correcting lazy eye in adults and in children.
Discover Vision Centers has been serving the Kansas City community for over 50 years. Dr. John Doane has been performing laser vision correction since 1995. He has been ranked among the top 5% of Laser vision surgeons in the country. Our Refractive Team has performed over 45,000 vision correction procedures and has been instrumental in pioneering the latest solutions in Vision Correction and advanced microsurgery. For more information on SMILE, call 816.283.EYES.
Dr. Randy Jackson is a board certified ophthalmologist who specializes in refractive surgery, including LASIK Laser Vision Correction, Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK), Full Focus® Vision Correction and cataract surgery.
Susan Mosier, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a Board Certified ophthalmologist and surgeon at Discover Vision in Leawood. She provides examination, diagnosis, treatment and surgery for diseases and injuries of the eye. As part of Discover Vision’s Refractive Team, Dr. Mosier is also experienced in vision correction procedures such as Full Focus and Light Adjustable Lens.
Everything I was expecting and more. I’ve been a customer for several years for just the routine eye exams and eye glass prescriptions. My most recent experience was full focus lens replacement. All went as expected. Customer service just excellent. Dang nice folks in both the Independence & Leawood locations. Bottom Line, I highly recommend Discover Vision!
Great service and professional staff. Dr. John Doane did full focus implants for me 10 years ago. My vision is wonderful both far and close. I can more easily live an active lifestyle. It’s the best.
Doctor Doane and his staff are great. They truly care and really listen. I had full focus cataract surgery on both eyes. I am so glad I made the choice to go with full focus. I will refer all my friends to Discover Vision and Dr. Doane. A big thank you to the staff, from the front desk, to nurses in the exam rooms and to the nursing staff in the surgery center.
Areas We Serve
Discover Vision Centers proudly serves the Greater Kansas City and surrounding areas. We have 9 locations and 3 surgery centers to serve all of your eye care needs. Our eye clinics are located in Blue Springs, Lee’s Summit, Harrisonville, Independence, The Northland, Raymore, Leawood, The Legends, and Olathe.
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How quickly will my vision improve following Full Focus eye surgery?
There is a rapid visual improvement with Full Focus eye surgery. Most cataract patients should have dramatic improvement at all distances the day after surgery. Stability is usually achieved by 2 weeks after surgery.
Does insurance cover Full Focus® cataract surgery?
The cost of regular cataract surgery is covered by insurance, copays, and deductibles and for some patients who have secondary insurance, this will also apply to the cost of the surgery as well. For patients undergoing Full Focus cataract surgery, all the preceding applies along with an out-of-pocket portion.