For patients having cataract surgery or Clear Lens Exchange, an exciting new option is a multifocal intra-ocular lens (IOL) implant which is designed to provide both distance and near vision without the need for glasses. These include the Alcon ReSTOR IOL, the Tecnis Multifocal IOL, and the Symfony Extended Range of Vision IOL.
Over the age of 40, the natural lens in the eye loses its ability to focus up close. As a result, patients typically will have to wear reading glasses or bifocals for near vision tasks such as reading or using the computer.
The multifocal lens is implanted in your eye at the time of cataract surgery or Clear Lens Exchange. The lens is designed to provide a full range of vision from distance through near vision.
In clinical studies, 80% of patients receiving these implants reported that they never needed glasses for any activities, including driving, playing sports, watching television, working on the computer or reading fine print.
A multifocal implant is not an option for every patient, and your surgeon at New Vision Laser Center will discuss whether it is right for you. Contact us to find out if a multifocal implant might be an option for you.
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