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Refractive Cataract Surgery


Recapture the Vision of Your Youth®

Refractive Cataract Surgery offers you a whole new world of improved vision beyond what basic cataract surgery can provide. It’s an additional level of care that brings together the latest technological innovations in eye surgery to help obtain the best vision your eyes are capable of seeing. The precision of Laser Cataract Surgery adds a new dimension to obtaining the best vision possible.

When you select the Refractive Cataract Surgery option, we will customize the correction of your nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and the refractive aging changes of your eye, including neutralizing spherical aberration (the micro-irregularities that detract from the optimum sharpness of vision). Refractive Cataract Surgery offers the possibility of vision previously only obtainable with more complex optical devices.

When you select the refractive option, you can choose to have the ultimate in enhanced distance vision or you can select the presbyopia technology providing near and far vision minimizing your dependence on eyeglasses.

With the availability of Laser Cataract Surgery and Toric (astigmatic) lens implants and Multi-focal lens implants, a higher resolution, higher definition visual result can be yours.

When you choose Refractive Cataract Surgery at the Rand Eye Institute, you have our commitment to do everything possible to make your visual results the very best your eyes are capable of seeing. We have the experience, expertise and technology for the best outcome science can provide.

The benefits of Refractive Cataract Surgery will last a lifetime in the absence of unrelated eye disease. Refractive cataract surgery is your opportunity of a lifetime to see the very best.


Refractive Cataract Surgery includes:

  • Testing customized and specific for your recommended procedure.
  • Custom evaluation and surgical planning including all cognitive components.
  • A customized surgical procedure; including astigmatism management to achieve your best refractive potential.


Computer driven Laser Cataract Surgery

It has been called a bold leap forward. Performing cataract surgery with a computer driven laser has been the dream of eye surgeons for many years. Custom Laser Cataract Surgery represents one of the great surgical advances of our time. 

Dr. William Rand, the director of the Rand Eye Institute is quoted as saying: “The accuracy of the laser system is a marvel of technology.” “There has never been anything like this before.”

While the skill, experience and proficiency of the cataract surgeon is still the predominant factor in achieving the best results, the precision of laser system adds a whole new dimension to obtaining the best vision possible.


Refractive Cataract Surgery Options

Level 3

Automatic Focusing-Multifocal and Presbyopia Technology With Laser Cataract Surgery

If reading without glasses is your priority, you should select the multifocal option. You can regain the ability to focus for near and far without eyeglasses. There are different types of multifocals and accommodating implants approved by the FDA to correct presbyopia. All are available at the Rand Eye Institute.


Level 2

High Resolution, High Definition Distance Vision With Laser Cataract Surgery and/or Toric Lens Technology

If your priority is driving, especially at night with the clearest sharpest distance vision possible, you should select this HD monofocal option. Although reading glasses will be needed after surgery, the vision is maximally enhanced for the highest definition and contrast possible.



All surgical procedures and medical devices have risks. At the Rand Eye Institute, the risks and benefits of surgical procedures and medical devices are discussed in detail prior to scheduling for surgery. A comprehensive discussion with your surgeon will enable you to make an informed decision. We screen all patients prior to all surgeries and do extensive pre-surgical testing to eliminate from consideration those who may not be a suitable candidate for a procedure. It is the goal of our organization to safely obtain the best results for those who are appropriate candidates for a given procedure.

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