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Clay Eye offering revolutionary IC-8 Apthera Lens Implants

For Clay Today
Posted 6/15/23

CLAY COUNTY – Dr. Donald Downer was recently the first physician in North Florida to perform a successful IC-8 Apthera Lens Implant. This lens is the first of its kind.

“I’m always excited …

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Clay Eye offering revolutionary IC-8 Apthera Lens Implants


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CLAY COUNTY – Dr. Donald Downer was recently the first physician in North Florida to perform a successful IC-8 Apthera Lens Implant. This lens is the first of its kind.

“I’m always excited to be on the cutting edge of ophthalmology advancements for cataract surgery, and the Apthera IC-8 IOL is the first of its kind,” Downer said. “As the first physician in North FL to use the IC-8 Intraocular Lens for cataract surgery, I liken this lens to a camera. With the Apthera IOL, light is naturally focused as it enters the eye and seamlessly expands patient’s range of vision, so they can see objects, people and signage from varying distances.”

The IC-8 lens provides a solution for patients with monovision, where one eye is used for distance vision and the other for near vision. With this lens, the near eye can now see near and far distances. This significantly improves from traditional monovision, allowing for better visual acuity at all distances. Patients who previously could not tolerate monovision due to changes in their distance vision can now benefit from this type of vision correction. This is because the IC-8 lens maintains distance vision, which was previously compromised with traditional monovision. Overall, the IC-8 lens provides a promising option for patients who are seeking improved vision correction and quality of life.

Before surgery, we educate patients on the benefits of each lens choice we offer, so they can make an informed decision that is best for their visual and lifestyle needs. We strive to provide patients with as much visual freedom as possible, and the IC-8 increases the opportunities for doing so.”

Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons offers comprehensive eye care in the following specialties: Glaucoma Surgery, Cornea Surgery, Diabetic Eye Disease and Macular Degeneration, Laser Cataract Surgery, Laser Floater Lysis, Medical Retina, Retinal Surgery, LASIK Surgery and Cosmetic Eye Procedures. In addition, they offer Routine Eye Exams, Contact Lenses, and Boutique Eyewear for the entire family.

Clay Eye Physicians & Surgeons was established in 1977 and is now a 17-physician group.

Clay Eye currently has offices in Orange Park, Fleming Island, Middleburg, Mandarin and Riverside and Middleburg.

For more information, call (904) 272-2020 or visit www.clayeye.com.