Vision loss from cataracts is devastating, but multifocal intraocular lenses (IOL) can help. These offer a permanent solution to cataracts that replace your clouded eye lenses with an artificial one.
Multifocal IOLs are special contact lenses with alternating focus between distances. They can also feature unique designs that correct the light disturbances that affect patients with cataracts.
How They Work
At Cape Fear Cataract & Cornea, we use TECNIS® Multifocal and Alcon ReSTOR® lenses to help patients restore their eyesight without the need for glasses.
The secret lies in wavelength technology, which helps correct optical abrasions (visual distortions) that cause light halos, glare, and impaired eyesight. Special rings built into the lens offer visual support at close and far distances.
A Permanent Alternative to Glasses
Multifocal lenses, along with monofocal or accommodating lenses, are permanent. These intraocular lenses serve as your eye’s new window to the world. They will never cloud or degrade, ensuring a lifetime of clear vision.
After treatment, 90% of patients never wear glasses again. What’s more, they report reliable vision at any distance. If you are interested in not wearing glasses after cataract surgery, speak with a board-certified ophthalmologist about intraocular lenses.
What to Expect
The focal zones, or concentric rings, found in multifocal lenses allow you to adjust your vision the same way your eyes automatically focus on objects at different distances. During certain activities, such as driving or reading, you may still require glasses.
The only potential downside to multifocal lenses is that they tend to cause more glare or mildly blurred vision at a distance than accommodating IOLs. Don’t worry about choosing the right IOLs on your own; your ophthalmologist will discuss your options with you to find the best treatment.
Visit Cape Fear Cataract & Cornea for Treatment
Dr. Brian J. Groat is a cataract and eye disease expert serving patients in Wilmington, NC, and surrounding areas. During your cataract consultation, he will discuss your medical history and treatment options to develop a personalized care plan.
Please contact us online or call 910-769-4590 today. We look forward to seeing you!