Understanding Premium Lens Implants
In the last ten years cataract surgery has made some tremendous advancements in both the surgical technique and the lens optics portion of vision correction. For the purposes of educating our patients on new lens implant options called premium lens implants we first need to discuss monofocal vs. multifocal implants. Of additional consideration are the new accommodating lens implants known as the Crystalens. This new accommodating lens implant has been widely popular amongst patients as well. Both accommodating IOLs and multifocal IOLs specifically focus on helping patients see at multiple distances instead of one distance like a monofocal IOL.
What is the difference between a monofocal and a multifocal intraocular lens?
A monofocal lens corrects only one distance, so you will still need to wear glasses after the surgery to see at other distances. A multifocal lens can improve your distance, intermediate, and most of your close vision. The purpose of a multifocal lens is to be less dependent on glasses. This multifocal lens does not always guarantee that you will be totally glasses free, but does allow them remarkably improved vision at most distances.