IMG_1972Saturday, November 7, marked our fourth Crystalens Workshop & Brunch at our Grapevine office. The events are open to anyone who’s had a Crystalens implanted, is thinking about Crystalens, and Optometrists managing Crystalens patients.

Led by Dr. Labor, the purpose is to help anyone with an interest learn how to get the most out of this amazing intraocular lens (IOL) in a relaxed setting. Guests not only come away with a more in-depth understanding of this lens, it allows them to meet, swap stories, and generally relate to each other’s experiences.

Our November 7 event was no exception, which kicked off with a complimentary brunch at 10:00 AM. Shortly after, Dr. Labor began an informal presentation that included the procedure, what to expect in regards to vision, the importance of doing certain post-surgery eye exercises and much more. In addition, he spoke about the Trulign Crystalens Toric IOL, a version of Crystalens designed for patients with astigmatism.

Having had Crystalens implanted in both eyes, Dr. Penny Labor (Dr. Labor’s wife) took the podium to share her firsthand experience, as she has at past events. Because of how Crystalens changed her life, Penny is passionate about speaking from the patient perspective.

Crystalens is the only FDA-approved accommodative presbyopia-correcting IOL that corrects cataracts and presbyopia (the need for “readers”)—“accommodative” meaning the lens moves naturally with the eye. This allows for a more complete range of vision at near, intermediate and far distances than other lenses used today. The Trulign Crystalens Toric IOL is the first FDA-approved toric lens of its kind.