About Multifocal Lenses
Cataract surgery involves removing and replacing the cloudy lens with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL). These IOLs are implanted into your eye during cataract surgery to function in place of your natural lens. In the past, the only option available to most patients was a monofocal lens, which corrects vision at only one distance (near, far, or immediate) so glasses are still typically necessary. However, more advanced IOLs (known as multifocal IOLs or multifocal lenses) can address a wider range of refractive errors, targeting both distant and close-up vision zones. In many patients, this has reduced or eliminated the need for glasses or contacts. Kirk Eye Center is pleased to offer a wide range of IOL options for cataract surgery patients, including multifocal lenses. If you have been considering surgery to remove cataracts, call our expert eye team in River Forest or Gurnee, IL to schedule your visit.
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Choosing your lenses
During a comprehensive eye examination prior to surgery, your practitioner will determine your particular refractive error (if you have any), as well as whether you have astigmatism. You can also discuss your vision goals, lifestyle, and health history, all of which will be factors in determining which IOL is best for you. Many patients prefer a multifocal lens due to its variety of benefits, but the choice ultimately lies with you and your surgeon.
What to Expect with IOLs
Before your cataract surgery, we will thoroughly go over what type of vision improvements to expect with your new lenses, whether you choose multifocal lenses or another option, such as monofocal lenses. Since every individual is different, the outcomes of cataract surgery can vary slightly. However, the majority of our patients are pleased with their surgery results and their IOL, often reporting the clearest vision they have had in a long time. You can rest assured that your new artificial lens is designed to stay in place and not degrade.
Learn More about Multifocal Lenses
The team at Kirk Eye Center is here to help you every step of the way through your cataract surgery, including choosing the right artificial lens for you. Although there are many lens options available, including multifocal IOLs, our goal is to provide you with as much information as possible to simplify the process of obtaining clearer vision. Contact us today in River Forest or Gurnee, IL to set up your consultation, and get one step closer to better eyesight.