This resource is to prepare you for your upcoming VIP surgical consultation.
Before your consultation, please watch the following required videos.
PanOptix® & Vivity™ IOL
Driving a car, reading a menu, or checking a text message all require different ranges of focus that a standard IOL lens cannot restore. Dr. Monson is at the forefront of the new PanOptix® IOL and the revolutionary Vivity™ IOL. These lenses (IOLs) are designed to provide glasses-free distance, intermediate, and near vision in each of your eyes. Vision results are stable over a lifetime, and custom fine-tuning with laser technology is included in your investment to optimize your vision outcomes.
While your full insurance benefits will be applied to your surgical costs, some additional expenses are not covered with these lenses. Interest-free payment options are available for your vision investment.
Light Adjustable Lens™ by RxSight®
This is the first and only IOL, by RxSight, in which the lens itself can be altered and customized after lens replacement surgery. Made of a space-age material, this lens allows you to test–drive your vision for weeks after surgery, making vision changes with a light device in-office before “locking in” your final prescription and vision results.
This incredible technology is made possible by special photosensitive material in the lens that reacts to UV light and physically changes shape to match your desired prescription. Adjustments can be repeated to ensure your exact vision goals are met, before making the changes permanent.
While your full insurance benefits will be applied to your surgical costs, some additional expenses are not covered with this lens. Interest-free payment options are available to help finance your vision investment.
Advanced Surgery Technology
Among the greatest advancements in cataract surgery is an improvement to the surgical process itself. At Monson Vision, laser cataract surgery replaces the surgical blade and handheld instruments used in traditional cataract surgery with an ultra-precise, computer-guided laser.
The laser performs key steps in cataract surgery, including creating the initial incisions, the opening of the lens capsule (which contains the natural lens), and precise sectioning sectioning of the dysfunctional lens. This technology has been designed to deliver reduced energy delivery with remarkable precision for your procedure.
A second laser system, the intraoperative Optiwave Refractive Analysis (ORA), may also be used during your surgery after your dysfunctional lens is removed. ORA delivers ultra-high precision continuous measurements of your eye during surgery, for your final lens prescription selection. Few centers house such technology, and using this technology enables our team to deliver best–in–industry outcomes.
Optiwave Refractive Analysis
What To Expect After Surgery
• Shake well before using.
• Place 1 drop in surgical eye 4 times daily, for 2 weeks, followed by 2 times daily for the next 2 weeks.
• Start your post-op drops immediately.
• A medication was placed in your eye during surgery to reduce your dilated pupil. This medication may cause a temporary headache, and your pupil may appear smaller for a day or two. This is normal.
• Your vision may be blurry on your treatment day. It is normal to experience light sensitivity, halos, glare, dryness, fluctuation in vision, and the sensation that something is in your eye.
• Blurry vision will slowly improve over the first week.
• You may notice some red spots on the white part of your eye. These will resolve as your eye heals.
• You may experience tenderness following the procedure. This is normal, and will improve the first week.
• Wear the clear eye shield taped over the eyebrow while sleeping for 7 days.
• Avoid lifting over 25 pounds.
• Avoid rubbing eyes.
• Avoid strenuous activity.
• Avoid getting water in your eyes for 1 week.
When to Call your Surgeon
• Mild discomfort and aching is normal. If you have severe pain that does not improve with 2 extra strength Tylenol, please call the office immediately.
• If you have questions or concerns about eye drops.
• If you experience flashes of lights, new floaters or loss of peripheral vision please call immediately.
• It is our policy at Monson Vision, that a surgical patient who calls with any concern will be given the option of coming into the office immediately to be seen.
• Schedule Day 1 and Week 1 Appointments for each Eye.
• Follow-up with Dr Bryan Monson