Lynsey Moats is no longer wearing contacts or glasses after becoming the first patient in the state of Arkansas to receive a toric intraocular lens (ICL). Dr. Steven Vold of Vold Vision was the first surgeon in the state to place the Implantable Collamer® Lens (ICL) now available for the correction of both myopia (nearsightedness) and astigmatism.
Before Lynsey’s procedure she could only see fingers placed right in front of her without the aid of her contacts, and even with contacts, her best vision was 20/30 in one eye and 20/25 in the other. She now sees 20/20, and is glasses free.
“To say I’m ecstatic about being out of contacts is an understatement,” Moats shared. “Being a mom and having such poor vision is what made me first consider laser vision correction. I want to be able to immediately respond to my children throughout the night without the hassle of contacts. This procedure gave me the ease of knowing that my eye sight is always with me now, and I’m no longer dependent upon something to see.”
Vold Vision, also the first in the state to bring the SMILE laser vision correction procedure, has been awaiting the approval of the toric lens. “This is an exciting day for patients who suffer from both nearsightedness and astigmatism,” said Dr. Steven Vold, medical director of Vold Vision. “To hear the freedom and security that Lynsey now has is what makes my job so fun. It was a good day for the state of Arkansas. For the first time in her life, Lynsey is seeing better than she ever did in glasses or contacts.”