Medical technology keeps advancing. Lenses have been produced to magnify, concentrate light sources, for photographic applications, and a host of other usages. Benjamin Franklin is credited with the invention of bifocals, which gave ‘new vision’ to the reading population of the 1700s. Contact lenses came along in the 20th century to replace glasses worn on the bridge of one’s nose. Eye surgery to correct vision impairment has been steadily changing over the past quarter century.
Here’s a story about a new intraocular lens that may be “music to the eyes” of our aging population (you’ll have to pardon the rather bad pun I’m using…I couldn’t resist!) Introducing the
WHAT ARE INTRAOCULAR LENSES? An intraocular lens, or IOL, is a lens that is surgically implanted to replace the natural lens of the eye, following cataract extraction. There are numerous styles of IOLs. The Symfony lenses are made of plastic and should, in theory, last a lifetime.
Visit the TECNIS site for more information about the product and its availability in the U.S. and abroad.
If you’re pursuing a career in the burgeoning healthcare field, what advance will you bring to our future?