Thursday, December 16, 2010

Lens Implants

If you are having cataract surgery, you will be discussing the replacement lens options with our eye surgeons.  In the past, a monofocal lens was primarily chosen by the ophthalmologist, but now lens options have progressed to allow you a choice to best fit your lifestyle.

The monofocal lens provides excellent vision after cataract surgery, but is only for one set distance, generally for seeing at a distance.  Eyeglasses would be needed for up close and intermediate vision.  Today, we are able to offer a multi-focal lens option to our patients.  This choice of lens corrects vision up close, at intermediate and distance, and for most patients, potentially eliminates the need for eyeglasses. 

These options will be discussed in detail with you at your evaluation.  Please don't hesitate to ask us any questions you have, we'll take whatever time is necessary for you to make the best decision for your individual needs.