What Are Intraocular Lenses (IOL)?
Over the last 50 years, Intraocular Lenses has been one of (if not “the”) most important advancements in Cataract Surgery. Today’s cataract patient now has the option of choosing a number of intraocular lenses (IOL) to provide the best vision for their specific lifestyle.
Patients can now select the IOL that is best for the specific lifestyle and individual needs.
The monofocal lens has a fixed focal point. These are generally set for distance vision while still requiring glasses for near activities. Now, if you have the lens set for reading, you will still require glasses in order to see things in the distance.
These lenses are specifically designed to optimally distribute light to distance and near focal points. This advanced lens will allow you to have multiple ranges of vision, which would even further reduce the need to wear glasses after surgery.
This specific lens is a single focus lens and it was designed to correct astigmatism. Like the monofocal lens, you will still be required to wear reading glasses after surgery in order to see near objects, but you will see more clearly due to the correction.