Patients who have had cataract surgery had several lens types to choose from, including multifocal intraocular lenses (multifocal IOLs). The FDA approved multifocal lens is the most advanced intraocular lens that Eye Center of Texas offers, and one of the most favored multifocal IOLs for cataracts.
Considering its long list of benefits and its high multifocal lens implant success rates with both clinical trials and cataract patients, it’s no surprise that a multifocal intraocular lens is a popular option among patients.
But what exactly are the benefits of a multifocal IOL?
8 Benefits of the Multifocal IOL
1. Full range of vision: Unlike monofocal lenses, multifocal lenses allow you to see more clearly at near, intermediary, and far distances. (Here’s the difference between nearsighted and farsighted if you need a refresher). In other words, with these intraocular lens implants, your full range of vision will be restored.
2. Freedom from wearing glasses: If you’re tired of wearing glasses, chances are you’ll welcome a multifocal lens implant with open arms.
- Nearly 80% of patients with these multifocal IOLS state that they never need to wear glasses for any activities after surgery.
- 97% of patients indicated they’ve been reading the small print, included the newspaper, without reading glasses.
3. Made for patients with and without presbyopia: Patients with and without presbyopia — the loss of elasticity in the eye’s lens — have both reported the successful use of their multifocal lens implant procedure.
4. Made for seeing in all kinds of light: Multifocal lens implant patients do not report problems driving at night, and 99% say they can now drive without wearing glasses.
5. Made to reduce halos around lights: When weighing cataract surgery with multifocal lens pros and cons, one of the most common multifocal IOL complications noted is that these lenses tend to cause “spherical aberrations,” or halos. Multifocal IOLs are made to reduce or even eliminate these halos.
6. Made for all pupil sizes: Unlike many lenses, the multifocal IOL is not pupil-dependent.
7. No more prescription updates: A multifocal implant has longer-lasting results than glasses or contacts — and they don’t get scratched up, either — all of which saves you money in the long run.
8. Save time: With multifocal lens implants, you will save yourself the headache of having to soak, take care of, and re-order your contact lenses.
Restore your vision with multifocal IOLS
Trusted by over 275 Houston area doctors, Eye Center of Texas is here to help you decide which lenses will be the best for your vision. Whether you need a multifocal IOL, astigmatism correcting toric lens implants, or need something altogether different, like an answer to the question, “contacts after LASIK” we are here to answer your questions.
Start your vision correction today by scheduling an appointment to see if multifocal intraocular lenses are the right fit for you.