The latest EDOF strategies for patients with presbyopia and cataracts

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Bobby Saenz, OD, MS, FAAO, discusses his AOA 2022 presentation, "Extended Depth of Focus Lenses and Drops."

Optometry Times'® Kassi Jackson talks with Bobby Saenz, OD, MS, FAAO, who owns Parkhurst NuVision, a LASIK eye surgery practice in San Antonio, about his presentation, "Extended Depth of Focus Lenses and Drops," which he is presenting during the 2022 AOA annual meeting in Chicago.

"Extended depth of focus is a strategy that we all know about from optometry school, with pinhole and optics," Saenz said. "But it's really come on lately with regards to patients approaching presbyopia, and also patients who are looking to have cataract surgery."

"Extended depth of focus is a strategy that can be used to give both distance and some up close vision. And now having the first and only...as of right now, presbyopic eye drop, and also at the same time with now having this new kind of generation of lenses that have the ability to give some distance and intermediate vision without potentially halos at night, it's really come on a lot stronger than we than we thought and really created a lot of opportunities for patients who are either going through presbyopia, or looking into having cataract surgery."

Key takeaways:

  • It's important to know what technology is capable of delivering.
  • Set reasonable expectations.
  • Not every eye is normal, so be ready to navigate with some atypical eyes, and adjust depending on if you can use the technology or not.