Dr Steve Cohen - Lasik Tucson Arizona
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Imagine being able to see your world as well as you did when you were younger, without the help of glasses or contact lenses. Being seen the way you want people to see you.

 Youthful. Energetic. Vibrant.

Being able to see the way you want to see. Near, far and all distances in between. Seamlessly. Effortlessly. Naturally. Never missing a child’s smile, the sparkle of a diamond, a cloud that looks like a face, an important plot twist in a mystery novel. Imagine a way to do it. Through your own eyes. Imagine all the possibilities. Imagine Crystalens™.

Dr. Steve Cohen Crystalens Tucson Arizona

What is Crystalens?

Crystalens, a single-focus lens, is a cataract replacement lens that works naturally with your eyes’ muscles to give you the quality of vision you enjoyed when you were younger. The revolutionary design element that makes Crystalens the state-of-the-art replacement lens are “hinges” which are designed to allow the lens to move, or accommodate to focus on objects near, far and all distances in-between seamlessly.

Dr. Steve Cohen Crystalens Tucson Arizona

Unlike old-style fixed focal lenses, which didn’t move, Crystalens has the ability to move, thus focusing as your eye’s natural lens does. Dr. Cohen will take precise measurements to insure the correct power selection.

The Crystalens Procedure

The medical procedure to implant the Crystalens is the same safe, proven cataract surgery performed annually on over 7 million eyes globally. Over 65 million procedures have been done in the US in the last 25 years.

Typically performed in an outpatient surgical facility, the actual surgery takes less than 10 minutes. In this procedure, your doctor will place a few drops in your eye, then use an ultrasonic probe to remove the cloudy lens from your eye. The Crystalens is then gently placed where your original lens used to be.

Once surgery is complete, Dr. Cohen will place additional drops in your eye to prevent infection and decrease inflammation. Because Dr. Cohen creates the incision in a special manner, it heals quickly on its own, without any need for stitches.

Why I've chosen to invest in Crystlens:

The Crystalens offers significant advantages over other kinds of lens implants and corrective lenses.

  • Standard (single vision) lens implants don’t have the ability to provide a full range of vision. Most people who have single vision lens implants MUST wear glasses for middle and near vision.
  • The Crystalens has the unique ability to focus on objects at varying distances using the eye’s natural muscle. This means the Crystalens can provide sharper vision, without corrective lenses, throughout a full range of vision from near to far and everything in between.
  • The Crystalens FDA one-year clinical study results indicate that 92% of the people enrolled in the study (implanted bilaterally) could see 20/25 or better at distance, 96% could see 20/20 at arm’s length and 73% could see 20/25 at near without glasses or contact lenses. What is more exciting is that 98% of these people could pass their drivers test, 100% could see their computer or put on their makeup, and 98% could read a magazine, all without glasses or contact lenses. Also, your ability to see at approximately arm’s length (middle vision) will be greatly enhanced with the Crystalens.
  • With Crystalens, the quality of vision compared to wearing bifocals and/or trifocals is significantly improved. You’ll have a full range of vision, without having to tilt your head to find that portion of your glasses that allows you to see clearly. You simply look at something and the Crystalens, mimicking the natural focusing ability of your eye, will automatically focus your eye at near, arm’s length, or distance.

Dr. Cohen will be glad to answer any questions you have about the Crystalens™. Or to find out more for yourself, just go to www.crystalens.com.


Visian ICL   

More than 50,000 patients have given up the hassle of traditional contact lenses for the convenience of the Visian ICL, the first lens of its kind to receive FDA approval. 

The Visian ICL is an implantable contact lens that's surgically inserted in front of the natural lens of the eye. The procedure takes about 15 minutes. The invisible lens requires no maintenance. It's often an option for those who aren't good candidates for  -- or aren't interested in - LASIK.

About the Visian ICL procedure:
A week or so before your lens is inserted, Dr. Cohen will make a small opening with a laser to allow fluid to pass between the lens and the front chamber of the eye.

The actual Visian ICL procedure takes approximately 15 minutes and is performed on an outpatient basis. Your eye's natural lens will not be removed. Normally, very little discomfort is associated with this procedure. Eye drops will be used to numb your eyes and you may receive a mild sedative. Eye drops or oral medication may be prescribed after your procedure.

Why I offer our patients the Visian ICL:

  • Quality of  vision - The Visian ICL offers sharp, clear vision with excellent contrast. The lens is made of Collamer, an unique material that transmits light and reduces reflections that can interfere with vision.
  • Safety - This unique lens is inserted through a micro incision. The procedure takes approximately 15 minutes and is performed on an outpatient basis.
  • Removable - The Visian ICL doesn't change the structure of the eye or the cornea. Although it's designed to be permanent, it can be removed with a simple surgical procedure.
  • Invisible and undetectable - You won't be able to see the Visian ICL in your eye, and neither will anybody else. Exceptional quality of vision will be the only reminder that you have a Visian ICL.
  • Excellent for a wide range of vision correction needs - Anyone seeking clear vision may be a candidate for the Visian ICL, including patients with thin corneas or extreme vision correction needs. The Visian ICL does not cause or contribute to dry eyes.

Dr. Cohen will be glad to answer any questions you have about the Visian ICL. Or to find out more for yourself, just go to http://www.visianinfo.com/.


In cataract and some refractive surgery, or lens-replacement procedures, vision is improved by replacing the eye's natural lens with an intra-ocular lens (IOL). IOLs come in different powers and sizes to compensate for each patient's individual needs. For best vision after cataract surgery, precise measurements must be taken to determine which IOL to implant. The IOLMaster is a high-precision instrument revolutionizing all previous techniques and setting a new standard for IOL calculations, called optical biometry.

Optical biometry using IOLMaster does not subject our patients to any discomfort. No local anesthesia is required and there is no risk associated with taking the measurements.

Why I've invested in the IOLMaster:

  • The difference between good vision and great vision after cataract surgery can be attributed your surgeon's skills and to the diagnostic technology used to calculate the appropriate IOL. This technology in my hands provides our patients with the opportunity for the best possible visual outcome.
  • The IOLMaster is a great advancement in IOL calculation.
  • The risk of confusing right and left eye measurements is eliminated with this technology. The IOLMaster automatically detects the right or left eye while taking the measurement.
  • Axis length, corneal radii and anterior-chamber depth of the eye are measured with the IOLMaster. Multiple instruments integrated into one location provides our patients with a higher level of comfort.
  • Measuring the eye with the IOLMaster takes less time than using ultrasound, the traditional form of measurement that requires anesthesia.

Heidelberg Retinal Tomographer

It is estimated that over two million Americans have some type of glaucoma and half of them do not know it. Because vision lost to glaucoma cannot be restored, early detection and treatment is essential.

During the past decade, major eye centers around the world have used scanning laser systems from Heidelberg Engineering for their research and clinical work.

The Heidelberg Retinal Tomographer is an advanced diagnostic tool that can detect glaucoma at its earliest stages. To develop this technology, Heidelberg Engineering integrated the experience from more than one million exams, advice from hundreds of users, and research data from around the world. They added to that the latest available technology in electronics, optics, and software, creating a glaucoma detection system that has become the system of choice for ophthalmologists throughout the world.

Why I've invested in the Heidelberg Retinal Tomographer:

  • Study results have confirmed the technology provides consistent data leading to precise diagnosis of glaucoma.
  • The Heidelberg can accurately differentiate between normal eyes and early glaucomatous eyes - before any vision loss has occurred.
  • The three-dimensional analysis by laser scanning tomography has been shown to be superior to all other imaging technologies. 
  • Because of its advantages, this technology is now generally accepted and used to provide the best service possible for glaucoma patients and patients at risk.


Complete Ophthalmic Services

Selecting the best eyewear for you and your specific needs is paramount.  For continuity of care, we strongly encourage you to use our optical referrals.  With access to a complete line of technically-advanced, designer eyewear including glasses and contact lenses, our staff can direct you to the best location for care and service that you need in achieving clearer and accurate vision.  They have the wealth of experience and offer the peace of mind you'll want in making eyewear choices.

We can help you with the latest fashions to help make you look your best and use high-quality lens material to help you see your best.  We can also give you prescriptions for  "over-the counter" reading glasses and sunglasses (with and without prescription).


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