If you need cataract surgery and lead an active life that makes wearing glasses or contact lenses difficult, then you may want to consider multifocal intraocular lenses (IOLs). The eye care team at Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons, PC specialize in cataract surgery and offer many specialized lens options. If you live in the greater Philadelphia area, including Trappe, Blue Bell, Spring House, Hatboro, Bethlehem, and Levittown, Pennsylvania, or the counties of Montgomery, Bucks, or Northampton, schedule an appointment online or by phone today to learn more about multifocal IOLs.
Multifocal intraocular lenses are a specialized lens that can correct both distance and near vision following cataract surgery. Traditional monofocal lenses used for cataract surgery can only improve one vision distance, which means you may need to continue to wear glasses following your cataract surgery to see either close-up or far away. However, with multifocal IOLs, you may be able to improve all your vision issues for complete freedom from your corrective eyewear.
At close inspection of a multifocal IOL, you may notice that it contains a series of rings, similar to the rings in a tree. Each ring represents a different focus power, which allows you to see at different ranges. In the weeks following your cataract surgery, your brain learns how to adjust to the lenses so that you can complete various tasks, such as cooking or reading distant billboards, without the need for glasses.
Your eye doctor at Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons, PC determines if you’re a good candidate for multifocal IOLs after a consultation. During your consultation, your specialist conducts a comprehensive eye exam to see if your vision issues would benefit from the specialized lens.
Your specialist also reviews your expectations for your cataract surgery to ensure they’re realistic. While multifocal IOLs can help you achieve better vision without contacts or glasses, you may still need corrective eyewear for specific tasks, such as small print reading.
If you have cataracts and want to eliminate the need for corrective eyewear, contact Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons, PC to see if multifocal IOLs are right for you.
Your eye surgeon at Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons, PC use advanced surgical techniques to remove your cataracts and replace your lens with the multifocal IOL. Your procedure is conducted under local anesthesia to minimize discomfort during surgery, but you may experience mild irritation and light sensitivity afterward.
After your surgery, your eye care specialist closely monitors your recovery and adjustment to your multifocal IOLs.
To learn more about corrective lens options for your cataract surgery, including the multifocal IOL, call Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons, PC or schedule an appointment online today.