Restoring Youthful Vision


Cataract surgery has advanced since the time of your parents and grandparents. Now the goal of cataract surgery is not only to remove the cataract but also restore your youthful vision through vision correction. Since the average age of a cataract patient today is 60-70 years old, most patients are still living an active lifestyle and require clear vision.

Advanced Lifestyle Lenses



While most cataract surgery uses a monofocal lens that may allow for improved distance vision, patients typically find themselves needing to wear reading glasses or bifocals following surgery for a full range of vision. With Advanced Lifestyle Lenses, these patients can now enjoy vision that matches their lifestyle. When combined with Laser Cataract Surgery, the Advanced Lifestyle Lenses we offer can correct mild to severe astigmatism and can provide a full range of vision with a reduced or eliminated need for glasses! The Advanced Lifestyle lens that will work best for you depends upon your specific vision needs.

Monofocal Lens - With traditional cataract surgery, you will receive a standard monofocal lens that will provide good distance vision correction, but you still need glasses for close and possible intermediate vision.

Astigmatism-Correcting Lens - If you have astigmatism and choose laser cataract surgery with an Astigmatism-Correcting Lens, you will eliminate both cataracts and astigmatism, allowing you to regain quality distance vision.

“I am 4 weeks post laser cataract surgery with AMAZING results! After living all of my life with poor vision (very nearsighted, some farsightedness and astigmatism) and having to wear glasses or contacts to see, I now have 20/20 vision with the new Symfony lenses. I highly recommend Dr. Farah who provided excellent care & surgical technique. He was thorough, took time to answer all of my questions and my husband's, called the day before my left eye surgery to assess whether he would need to "tweak" the procedure to give me the best possible vision I hoped to achieve, and also checked on me the evening after my surgery. His assistant, Cathy, is the best....efficient and professional but very calming and caring. All of the Cullom Eye Center staff are always accommodating and friendly. Big kudos to Karen Rockey who was so helpful early in the decision process. THANK YOU for my new vision and life without glasses!”

- Judy Barnett

TECNIS Symfony Lens

First-of-its-kind Extended Depth of Focus Lens


Cullom & Farah Eye & Laser Center is proud to be the first to bring the TECNIS® Symfony Lens to the Williamsburg, Virginia region. The TECNIS® Symfony Lens is an FDA-approved, first-of-its-kind intraocular lens (IOL) that provides vision correction at near, intermediate, and far distances but with less incidence of halo and glare postoperatively than lenses that came before it.

Other multifocal IOLs enable a full range of vision, reducing the need to wear glasses or contact lenses for intermediate or near distances. However, patients with these lenses have complained about halos and glare at nighttime as well as breaks in clear, crisp vision at different focus points.

The TECNIS® Symfony IOL aims to address these issues. Results from clinical-trials show that the TECNIS® Symfony Lens has a low occurrence of nighttime glare and halos, similar to that of a standard monofocal lens and also provides continuous vision at all ranges without any drop-offs in between. In fact, 97% of patients in the trial indicated that they would elect to have the lens implanted again.

Which lens is best for me?

Dr. Cullom and Dr. Farah offer a full range of surgical vision correction procedures and work closely with each patient to determine the option that might be best for them. During your visit, you and your doctor will discuss all aspects of your visual health, as well as your lifestyle, personality, and expectations, and your doctor will recommend the lens that is best for you.


Schedule Your Appointment Today


Cullom & Farah, located in Williamsburg, VA, has a team of expert ophthalmologists ready to assist you. To schedule an appointment with one of our physicians, please call (757) 345-3001.

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