Elizabeth was the first Newsom Eye patient in Tampa to receive the SBL-3 ClearView Multifocal Intraocular Lens (IOL). Dr. Newsom and our team were involved as the lead investigator during the FDA trial of this innovative technology.
The SBL-3 ClearView Lens is similar to wearing a pair of progressive lenses where the top portion of the lens focuses on distance vision and the bottom portion focuses on near vision. One of the key benefits of the ClearView IOL is that the lens does not cause rings and halos at night like other diffractive or multifocal IOLs.
Elizabeth’s optometrist referred her to our Newsom Eye team because she was experiencing poor night vision and was seeing double. During her evaluation, she was diagnosed with cataracts and it was recommended that she have cataract surgery to restore her vision. Our team explained the different lens options and offered the SBL-3 lens as a great vision solution to meet her needs.
After her cataract surgery, Elizabeth is excited at how bright her world looks. She is enjoying clear, sharp, and focused vision. Elizabeth helps care for her three year old grandson, loves to travel, and read so she needed her vision to match her active, busy lifestyle.
“This lens is the first of its kind in existence,” Dr. Newsom says. “We are pleased to offer this innovative technology to our patients to help them live life with Newsom Eyes and not need glasses for distance or near vision.”
Elizabeth is living life with NEWSOM EYES and is enjoying clear vision that matches her lifestyle without glasses or contacts!