Multifocal Lens Implants
If both cataracts and the need for reading glasses impact your life, there are now intraocular lenses (IOLs) available that can provide you with both good distance vision and near vision. Standard monofocal IOLs typically correct for distance vision. After cataract surgery, these patients will still require glasses for both intermediate vision tasks (like looking at a computer screen or playing cards) as well as near vision tasks (such as reading a book).
Now with new multifocal lens implants, we can customize your vision correction to increase your spectacle independence. Dr. Aizuss uses both the Alcon Acrysof Restor family of multifocal lenses, as well as the Johnson and Johnson Vision Tecnis family of multifocal lenses. Both groups of multifocal lenses now offer a range of vision options that can be personalized to fit your lifestyle and help you see better at a variety of distances and lighting conditions.
We can mix and match IOLs with different focal points in order to maximize spectacle independence. All multifocal lenses can result in noticeably more halos (rings of light around a light source) or reduced contrast sensitivity in lower light conditions than monofocal lenses. If these disadvantages outweigh the benefits, then you may be better off with a different approach to vision correction combined with your cataract surgery. No matter what type of implant you select, you still may find that glasses improve vision comfort for some tasks.
Alcon Activefocus Restor 2.5 Multifocal Lens Implant
Dr. David Aizuss from Ophthalmology Associates of the Valley proudly provides, Encino, West Hills, Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Tarzana, Woodland Hills, Sherman Hills, and Reseda, CA with multifocal lens implants. Call today for your consultation at (818) 907-1038 or complete a Contact Form here!