Thursday, December 15, 2011

Multifocal Lens Implants (IOL) at D’Ambrosio Eye Care

Intraocular lenses, or IOLs as they are more commonly known, are artificial lenses that are used to replace natural lenses that have become clouded with cataracts. They can also be used as a solution for people who suffer from presbyopia, a condition in which the lens becomes less flexible, thus losing its ability to focus on near objects. Before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the use of intraocular lenses in 1981, patients who had cataract surgery were forced to wear thick eyeglasses or contact lenses to improve their vision.

Monofocal Lens Implants vs. Multifocal Lens Implants
Traditional, or Monofocal IOLs, can only offer patients improvement at one set distance, usually for seeing far away. At D’Ambrosio Eye Care we offer our patients Multifocal Implants to help our presbyopic and Cataract Surgery patients see more clearly at a range of distances. This technology allows us to replace the eye’s natural lens with a new, artificial lens that can help restore visual clarity to near, intermediate and distance vision.

If you have any questions about Cataracts, Cataract Surgery or Lens Implants please feel free to phone D’Ambrosio Eye Care Toll Free at 800.325.3937 to schedule a consultation and examination.