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Options

Basic Monofocal Lens

Toric Lens (astigmatism correcting)

Restor

Tecnis Multifocal

Presbyopia Correction

There are 3 zones of vision:

  • Far (TV, driving)
  • Mid-Range (computer, desk work)
  • Near (reading up close)

Far OR Near (not both)

Vision may still be out of focus without glasses near and far because of residual uncorrected astigmatism.

Far OR Near (not both)

Generally clearer

long-distance vision without glasses than a basic lens due to reduction or elimination of astigmatism.

Far and Near

Far and Near

Asigmatism Correction with lens

No Yes No No

Need for spectacles afer surgery

Bifocals and/or reading glasses will be needed to see your best. Reading glasses needed for mid-range and near. Reading glasses may be needed for mid-range (computer). Reading glasses may be needed for mid-range (computer).

Strengths and Benefits of the lens implant

Better vision through bifocal glasses.

Many individuals see relatively well far away without glasses.

Lens cost covered by medical insurance.

Better vision far away without glasses. Better far & reading vision. Better far & reading vision.

Weaknesses or side-effects of the lens implant

Most patients (90% or more) will use glasses after surgery for most activities.

Does not correct astigmatism

No ability to refocus mid-range (computer) or near(reading printed documents).

May need over the counter glasses to see the computer or mid-range. Some patients see a halo effect around lights at night.

Reading in low light may require glasses. Lens reflection may be seen cosmetically at times.

May need over the counter glasses to see the computer or mid-range. Some patients see a halo effect around lights at night.

Nighttime glare and halo

Minimal Minimal Moderate Moderate

Additional Out of Pocket Expense

No Yes Yes Yes


For more information visit the American Academy of Ophthalmology's website.