Kugler Vision to Implant Nebraska’s First TECNIS Synergy IOL for Cataracts

by Lance Kugler, MD

New Trifocal Intraocular Lens (IOL) Will Improve Quality of Life for Many With Cataracts

With today’s advanced IOL technology, the need for glasses after cataract surgery has become a thing of the past. The Synergy Trifocal IOL from Johnson & Johnson is the newest addition to this life-changing vision correction technology.

OMAHA – On Monday, June 21, 2021, Lance Kugler, MD, of Kugler Vision in Omaha, Nebraska, will be the first surgeon in Nebraska to use the TECNIS Synergy Trifocal Intraocular Lens (IOL). This new, advanced, vision-restoring lens by Johnson & Johnson delivers crisp, clear vision for cataract patients by replacing their deteriorating natural lens, allowing many to live a more convenient lifestyle free from the burdens of glasses or bifocals. 

In the distant past, cataract patients could expect to return to wearing glasses after their procedures. Unfortunately, many who are unaware of today’s advancements in lens technology still do. In recent years, a wave of exciting IOL technology has given today’s cataract patients multiple lifestyle-enhancing paths to clear vision – with no glasses or bifocals. The TECNIS Synergy trifocal IOL is the newest generation of this technology.

The FDA-approved TECNIS Synergy trifocal IOL offers an extended range of vision for cataract patients and reduces the need for vision aids in their daily life post-procedure. The Synergy lens gives the patient freedom from cataracts and the opportunity to live a rich and active lifestyle with less reliance on glasses.

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Cataracts are a common vision-diminishing condition, and the leading cause of blindness worldwide. More than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery by the age of 80. As cataracts progress, colors are dulled and vision becomes dim and blurry. Night vision is often the first to noticeably decline – an unfortunate symptom that limits the mobility of those with cataracts. While the cause of cataracts (a gradually clouding and less flexible natural lens) is inevitable, with today’s advanced technology it is entirely treatable.

The TECNIS Synergy trifocal IOL is unique in some key ways:

  • Provides crisp, clear distance vision, while also providing excellent intermediate
    and effective near vision
  • High-resolution echelette and achromatic technology extends patients’ depth of focus, reduces light scatter and occurrence of halos, and enhances image contrast for clearest vision
  • Violet light filter reduces risk of halos, glares and starbursts after surgery and improves image quality in low light (resolving a common issue among those with cataracts) 

Lance Kugler, MD, is a native of Omaha with strong ties to the community. His passion is improving lives by improving vision, and he’s proud to bring this transformational technology to the area: “Lens implants that allow cataract patients the freedom to get up and go each morning without reliance on glasses or bifocals offer a better quality of life. At Kugler Vision, we use every lens available and match the best technology to the unique needs of each patient. In vision correction, there is no such thing as ‘one size fits all.’ The Synergy IOL is an important advancement because it allows us to expand the range of patients who can benefit from this type of life-changing technology.

Dr. Kugler is available to the media to speak further on this exciting IOL technology and the vision-restoring benefits it provides to those with cataracts.

More About Kugler Vision
The medical team at Kugler Vision

Kugler Vision is a world-class refractive surgery center located in the middle of the country, making Omaha a destination for exceptional vision correction outcomes. As a patient-centric practice, Kugler Vision specializes in procedures to reduce or eliminate reliance on glasses and contact lenses. Dr. Kugler serves as an Assistant Professor at the Truhlsen Eye Institute—University of Nebraska Medical Center, is a founder and the first President of the Refractive Surgery Alliance, is a TEDx speaker on vision correction and the myopia epidemic, and participates in numerous FDA clinical trials.

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Lance Kugler, MD, is a specialist in LASIK and vision correction surgery and CEO of Kugler Vision. A proud Omaha native, he is passionate about improving lives through clear vision. Dr. Kugler serves on several national boards, and his practice is recognized internationally as a center of excellence. Dr. Kugler is one of the original founders of the Refractive Surgery Alliance, an international organization comprised of over 350 of the world’s leading vision correction surgeons; he also served as its first president. In 2019, Dr. Kugler was selected as a TEDx speaker, and delivered a talk in Omaha about the worldwide epidemic of nearsightedness and refractive solutions. Dr. Kugler is an Associate Professor of Refractive Surgery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Truhlsen Eye Institute, has been published in many medical journals, and participates in numerous clinical studies to advance the field of vision correction surgery. Dr. Kugler and his wife are proud parents to five active kids. When he has a spare moment, he enjoys skiing, tennis, travel, and fine coffee.

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