Cullom Eye & Laser Center First in the region to offer breakthrough Tecnis Symfony Lens

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New Lens Option for Cataract Patients Providing Benefits Never Before Offered

Dr. R. Douglas Cullom and Cullom Eye and Laser Center, Williamsburg’s renowned eye surgeon and elite ophthalmology practice, continues his reputation for progressing vision correction in Coastal Virginia by now being the first to bring the latest in cataract surgery technology, Abbott’s Tecnis Symfony Lens. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved this first-of-its-kind intraocular lens (IOL) for cataract treatment that provides improved vision at near, intermediate, and far distances as other multifocal lenses before it, but with less incidence of halo and glare post-operatively.

Cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed procedures in the United States. Modern technology has transformed cataract surgery providing patients the option to improve not only their vision but their lifestyle by reducing their dependence on glasses.

Multifocal IOLs, first approved in 1997, 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.

Results from clinical-trials show the Tecnis Symfony IOL not only has a low occurrence of nighttime glare and halos similar to that of a standard monofocal lens while also providing 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.

Dr. Cullom offers a full range of surgical vision correction procedures and works closely with each patient to determine the option that might be best for them.

About Cullom Eye and Laser Center
Cullom Eye and Laser Center main office is located at 120 Kings Way Suite 1300, Williamsburg, VA. Cullom Eye and Laser Center offers advanced eye care services including laser vision correction, cataract surgery and advanced lifestyle lenses. Our highly trained and experienced surgeon, Dr. Douglas Cullom, strives to deliver the best care and surgical outcomes for each and every one of his patients, utilizing the most advanced, field proven technology and techniques to deliver the best solutions. For more information, visit

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