For many people who have cataracts or wear glasses or contact lenses, the multifocal IOL could mean independence from glasses. It can turn back the clock to restore the ability to see close up and at a distance in both bright light and low light conditions.

If you are diagnosed with presbyopia, cataracts or both you probably experience one or more of the following:

  • Difficulty reading
  • Difficulty seeing objects up close
  • Difficulty seeing while driving, especially at night
  • Frequent changes in eye glass prescriptions
  • Needing bifocal glasses

WILL I HAVE FREEDOM FROM MY GLASSES WITH THE MULTIFOCAL LENS?

Some people will find that they have freedom from glasses, depending on their lifestyle; others may need additional correction for either their distance or reading vision.

HOW IS THE MULTIFOCAL LENS DIFFERENT TO THE STANDARD INTRAOCULAR LENS?

The traditional intraocular lens will usually provide good distance vision but near vision may be blurred without glasses. The multifocal intraocular lens also provides reading vision in addition to distance vision.

HOW LONG AFTER SURGERY UNTIL I SEE MY BEST?

For those people with healthy eyes, they notice an immediate improvement of vision and also a continual improvement over the first few weeks after surgery.

DO YOU HAVE TO ADJUST TO A MULTIFOCAL IOL

The adjustment to using a new multifocal intraocular lens is usually over the first six to twelve weeks after the surgery.

WILL I BE ABLE TO SEE WELL AT NIGHT WITH THE
MULITFOCAL IOL?

As with all multifocal lenses people report additional glare or halos with lights. These symptoms diminish over time. Some people report that the symptoms never completely vanish, but they feel that the overall benefits of the lens outweigh the side effects of the lens.