Monofocal Lens Implants
These lenses are the most commonly implanted lenses today. They have equal power in all regions of the lens and can provide high-quality distance vision, usually with only a light pair of spectacles. Monofocal lenses are in sharpest focus at only one distance. They do not correct pre-existing astigmatism.
Multifocal Lens Implants
A multifocal lens implant is a type of Intraocular lenses (also called IOLs). IOLs are implantable lenses that replace the lens of the eye when it is removed during cataract surgery.
Originally, IOLs were monofocal, or corrective of vision at one distance only, whether near, intermediate, or far. Since they correct vision at just one distance, glasses are still often needed. If you need cataract surgery and wish to be rid of glasses afterward, a multifocal IOL may be right for you.
If you are a good candidate for a multifocal IOL and you choose this option, we will make a recommendation likely will depend on your unique circumstances, lifestyle and vision correction needs.
AcrySof® ReSTOR® multifocal intraocular lenses are uniquely designed to improve vision at all distances, giving cataract patients the opportunity to experience life without glasses. ReSTOR® is modeled after microscope and telescope technology and focuses at both near and far distances, decreasing your dependency on glasses. AcrySof® ReSTOR®Intraocular Lens was designed to provide quality near to distance vision by combining the strengths of apodized diffractive and refractive technologies
AcrySof® IQ Toric IOL
Cataract pateints now have the choice to correct their astigmatism with a single procedure. The AcrySof® IQ Toric intraocular lens (IOL) treats pre-existing corneal astigmatism at the same time that it corrects the cataracts. It makes sense to gain the highest quality of vision possible at the time of surgery.