Jackson Eye Associates serves a wide range of eye care needs for our patients. Whether you need a comprehensive eye examination, want iLasik, Botox® or need cataract surgery, our physicians and support staff are ready to give you the individualized care you deserve.

Intraocular Lenses

Once the decision has been made to have surgery for cataracts or astigmatism,  you will need to decide which Intraocular Lens (IOL) is right for you.  During surgery, your eye’s cloudy natural lens will be replaced by an artificial Intraocular Lens or IOL. However, recent innovations have led to the development of a variety of IOL designs, each with their own unique features and advancements.


You and your doctor will work together to decide which type of IOL is best suited for you. While the characteristics of your eyes certainly play a critical role in lens selection, it’s just as important to consider your lifestyle, and the role vision plays in the activities you enjoy.


JEA offers several types of IOLs. Premium versions include multifocal IOLs, such as ReZoom, TECNIS, and ReSTOR. We also utilize the new Toric IOL, that offers the latest technology to correct astigmatism. Your physician will go over features and benefits of each brand and help you decide which is the most beneficial for your needs. 


Multifocal IOLs


The ReZoom multifocal IOL is one of the latest cataract lens technologies to receive FDA approval. Multifocal lenses are inserted into the capsular bag and replace the patient’s natural lens. It allows patients to change focus from near to far, far to near, AND to intermediate without glasses or contacts. Traditional IOL lenses offered only one distance (far, near, or intermediate), making eyeglasses or contact lenses necessary in order to read, use the computer, or see far away.


The ReZoom lens allows cataract patients to have excellent vision at all distances, eliminating the need for glasses or contacts. It is so effective, that 93% of its patients never or seldom need to wear any glasses after their cataract surgery.


Until recently, monofocal IOLs were widely used to correct cataracts. These lenses provide only one point of focus usually distance. Vision correction with glasses was required for near and intermediate visual activities.


We now have options. The ReZoom Multifocal IOL is a second-generation multifocal lens with Balanced View Optic technology. It offers five uniquely proportioned visual zones that provide near, intermediate, and distance vision.


Each visual zone is designed to provide clear vision for different light conditions and focal distances. The ReZoom Multifocal IOL dramatically reduces the need for bifocals or trifocals.

For most patients, multi-focal vision means you can see to read a menu (near), work on a computer (intermediate), and see the building across the street (distance).


Most people resume their normal activities within 24 hours. The first step is to determine if the ReZoom Multi-focal IOL is right for you with a complete eye examination. You will be given information about benefits, risks, complications, and costs. Be sure to have all your questions answered before consenting for surgery.


To learn more please email us at Please specify that you are interested in learning about the ReZoom Multifocal IOL.



Designed to give patients back their youthful vision, the TECNIS Multifocal Lens provides patients with high-quality vision at any distance, and in any light condition — even in low light.


The advanced TECNIS Multifocal IOL is an implantable lens that restores vision after cataract surgery and corrects presbyopia (the need for reading glasses). It’s the lens that 94% of patients would choose again. It delivers results superior to those of a standard multifocal lens and offers JEA patients an excellent chance to become free of glasses or contacts.


The advanced TECNIS Multifocal Lens enables you to see clearly at near, intermediate, and far distances without glasses in all light conditions.

Immediately after surgery, some patients may notice rings around lights when driving at night. However, as the eye adjusts to the lens, the visual impression of rings may lessen or go away over time.


If you are diagnosed with cataracts and are experiencing one or more of the following symptoms, you may be a candidate for the TECNIS Multifocal Lens:

  • Difficulty reading
  • Difficulty seeing close objects
  • Difficulty seeing to drive, especially at night
  • Changing glasses prescriptions
  • Needing bifocals


A recent Medicare ruling on lens implants allows beneficiaries to upgrade to the full range of vision and greater spectacle independence provided by the TECNIS Multifocal Lens. This means the traditional costs associated with cataract treatment are covered by Medicare, with patients having the option to pay additional charges associated with receiving a presbyopia-correcting lens such as the TECNIS Multifocal Lens.


Some private insurance companies are following Medicare’s example and allowing patients to upgrade to the TECNIS Multifocal Lens. Please email us, and we will explain the payment options that Jackson Eye Associates can offer, as well as give you more information about this specific product.



Until recently, life without reading glasses or bifocals wasn't an option for most cataract patients. You now have that option. The AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® IOL: An artificial lens that is implanted in the eye during cataract surgery to replace the eye's clouded crystalline lens. It is a unique technological innovation that can provide you with enhanced image quality and a full range of vision – near, far and everywhere in-between – for increased independence from reading glasses or bifocals!


As we perform daily activities such as reading, watching television or working at the computer, our eyes are constantly focusing on objects at varying distances – up close, far away and in-between. The ability to quickly change focus throughout our range of vision is called accommodation. Unfortunately, we begin to lose this ability as we grow older, gradually becoming more and more dependent on bifocals or reading glasses.


Thankfully, by combining the strengths of apodized diffractive and refractive technologies, the AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® IOL can now provide quality near, intermediate, and distance vision, and increased independence from reading glasses or bifocals. And now, with the addition of proven aspheric technology, the AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® IOL takes the advancements one step further, for a lens with enhanced image quality and clarity. The outer ring of the AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® IOL is a refractive region designed for excellent distance vision. This refractive area bends light as it passes through the lens, accurately focusing it on the retina.


Even healthy eyes still contain some imperfections, or "aberrations." Thankfully, with the addition of a proven aspheric optic, the AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® IOL can correct for these spherical aberrations, leading to enhanced clarity.


If you are interested in finding out more about this IOL, email us at for more information.


Monofocal IOLs

Toric IOL

Patients with astigmatism who want to have freedom from glasses for distance vision after cataract surgery can choose the Toric IOL, which can reduce the blurring and distortion caused by astigmatism.


The unique toric design offers astigmatism patients the opportunity for bilateral spectacle-independent distance vision. The AcrySof® single-piece platform ensures exceptional rotational stability, even for patients with lower levels of astigmatism.


The Toric IOL’s proven aspheric technology reduces spherical and higher-order aberrations, or eye imperfections. It offers increased contrast sensitivity and improved functional vision in challenging environments. The proprietary chromophore filters blue light.


To learn more about the Toric IOL, email us at