Until recently, cataract patients received monofocal lens implants that had only a single power. This meant you had a choice of correction for either far or near vision. If you suffer from presbyopia, like many people over the age 50, this would mean that you still need glasses for either reading or for distance vision. The FDA has now approved several multifocal lens implants for use by certified ophthalmologists. The multifocal lens can increase your chances for a life free of dependence on glasses or contacts after cataract surgery for near, far and intermediate vision. If you have worn glasses for a very long time, this might be an opportunity for you to eliminate this hassle from your life.
Cataract surgery is a common, outpatient procedure and the entire process will only take a few hours. When you arrive, your eyes may be treated with eye drops and anesthetic to minimize any discomfort during the operation. During this routine operation, a small incision is made in the eye. Your surgeon will use a tiny instrument (about the size of a pen tip) to remove your clouded lens.
TECNIS MULTIFOCAL LENS
Designed to give patients back their youthful vision, the TECNIS Multifocal Lens provides qualified patients with high-quality vision at any distance, and in any light condition — even in low light. The advanced TECNIS Multifocal is an implantable lens that restores vision after cataract surgery and corrects presbyopia (the need for reading glasses). It delivers results superior to those of a standard multifocal lens and offers an excellent chance to become spectacle independent.
Am I a Candidate?
If you are diagnosed with cataracts and are experiencing one or more of the following symptoms, you may be a candidate for the TECNIS Multifocal Lens:
Difficulty seeing close objects
Difficulty seeing to drive, especially at night
Changing glasses prescriptions
Contact your doctor to find out if the TECNIS Multifocal Lens is an option that is right for your lifestyle and eye health.
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