Once implemented, their effectiveness should be assessed on an ongoing basis and revised as needed. To meet the specific needs of a child, changes may need to be made in one or more of the following instructional conditions – remember, when the child can participate in an activity as it is, no changes need to be made: Reprinted with permission from "Accommodating All Children in the Early Childhood Classroom," Copyright 2002, Circle of Inclusion Project, University of Kansas, Lawrence. Retrieved from the Web site of the Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota ( In this fashion, an accommodating IOL can expand the range of clear vision after cataract surgery, providing better near vision without eyeglasses than what is possible with a conventional monofocal IOL procedure.The Crystalens IOL and the Trulign Toric IOL are very similar in design and both correct presbyopia.The activities and materials used in most early childhood classrooms are designed to meet the needs of many children with or without disabilities.When they do not meet the specific needs of a child, they can be adapted or expanded to accommodate that child's individual needs.
Accommodation is a process that enables the eye to adjust its focusing power to provide clear vision at all distances. Accommodation is made possible by the lens inside the eye and the circular muscle that surrounds the lens, called the ciliary muscle.
When the ciliary muscle contracts, the lens thickens, becoming more curved for added magnification for clear near vision.
In a young eye, accommodation is essentially instantaneous and effortless.
All IOLs have a central optical zone, with peripheral "legs" (called haptics) that secure the lens implant inside the lens capsule.
The primary difference between a conventional monofocal IOL and an accommodating IOL is the design of these haptics.