Are you tempted to be free of reading glasses or bifocals? Until recently, this was not an option, but now with the introduction of multifocal Intraocular Lenses, the possibility of being less dependent on reading glasses has arrived! These new lenses are FDA approved and are giving patients clear vision at many distances… near, intermediate and far!
The multifocal lenses are implanted during cataract surgery to replace the natural lens, which has become clouded by cataracts. These new lenses can provide enhanced vision quality and wider range of vision than monofocal lenses, giving patients increased independence from reading glasses and bifocals.
Our eyes are continuously focusing on object at different distances. Whether it be watching television, sitting at a computer or driving, our eyes automatically focus on different things at different distances quite quickly. As we age, the ability for our eyes to change focus, or accommodate, weakens, which leads to the need for bifocals and reading glasses. By combining the strengths of diffractive and refractive technologies, multifocal lenses provide quality near, intermediate and distance vision and increased independence for reading glasses and bifocals.
Multifocal Lenses – Our results:
Our own clinical trial included a three-month follow-up exam of near, intermediate and distance visual acuities.
- The percentage of patients who were 100% free of glasses was about 60%. More than 80% “rarely” needed glasses
- 10-15% of patients experienced glare with night driving
- The clinical study also showed a high rate of patient satisfaction with over 98 percent of patients stating that they would have this lens implanted again.