Crystalens in San Diego – Dr. Burns
Serving Patients from San Diego, Temecula, Hemet, Sun City, Murrieta

Dr. Burns is a highly experienced ophthalmologist specializing in a variety of advanced vision correction procedures. He is proud to be among the eye surgeons who offer the advanced Crystalens intraocular lens implants (IOLs). Dr. Burns uses these IOLs to help his cataracts and RLE patients achieve clear vision and reduce their dependence on glasses. He has performed numerous successful Crystalens IOLs procedures that have greatly improved the vision of thousands of San Diego, Temecula, Hemet, Sun City and Murrieta laser cataract surgery patients. Please explore this page to learn more about the advanced Crystalens IOLs and how these lens implants can help you achieve your personal refractive goals.

What is Crystalens?

Crystalens is a unique intraocular lens (IOL) that can help patients suffering from cataracts and/or presbyopia achieve clear, crisp vision at all distances without the help of glasses. Dr. Burns also offers Crystalens in San Diego as part of the sophisticated refractive lens exchange procedure (RLE). During RLE, a patient’s natural lenses are exchanged with Crystalens IOLs, which greatly improves both near and distance visual acuity. In fact, 95 percent of Dr. Burns’ patients who undergo Crystalens IOLs implantation procedure do not need glasses after this treatment!

Crystalens is a great advancement in intraocular technology. As the first FDA- approved accommodating intraocular lens, Crystalens has helped more than 100,000 people worldwide eliminate their need for glasses. This is due to the fact that Crystalens is modeled after the human eye, which uses the eye muscle to accommodate the lens in order to focus on objects at all distances. Just like the eye’s natural lens, Crystalens also dynamically adjusts to various visual tasks, enabling San Diego IOLs patients to see near, intermediate and in distance.

If your vision is clouded due to cataracts and/or reading has become difficult due to presbyopia, Crystalens IOLs can help you restore clear vision and eliminate your dependence on glasses. Please use our contact form to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Burns who will perform a detailed evaluation and explain all of your vision correction options.

Why Crystalens?

There are many reasons why Dr. Burns’ San Diego Crystalens patients choose to receive these IOLs. Some of the major benefits offered by Crystalens IOLs are:

  • Excellent Near Vision. Most Crystalens patients are able to read the newspaper or a book without glasses.
  • Effective Intermediate Vision. The majority of patients who receive Crystalens are able to work on the computer without any special eyewear.
  • Clear Distance Vision. Most Crystalens patients are able to see at least 20/40 after this procedure, which allows them to focus on distant objects.
  • FDA-Approved. Crystalens was the first accommodating intraocular lens to receive FDA approval.
  • Proven Record of Success. More than 100,000 patients worldwide have achieved clear vision with the help of Crystalens IOLs.

Crystalens – Alternative to LASIK

In addition to implanting Crystalens as part of cataract surgery, Dr. Burns also offers Crystalens for patients who wish to eliminate their dependence on glasses but do not qualify for LASIK. For example, patients with corneal scars, thin corneas and/or large pupils often cannot undergo LASIK. While previously they did not have other options, now they can achieve results similar to those provided by LASIK through refractive lens exchange with Crystalens IOLs. Dr. Burns is an experienced RLE specialist. He has many years’ experience, during which time he has helped numerous patients achieve visual freedom by providing them with implantable lenses, such as Crystalens or ReStor.