An intraocular lens (IOL) is the replacement lens that is surgically implanted in the eye to replace the existing clouded lens during cataract surgery.
Traditionally, the replacement lens used for cataract surgery was a monofocal IOL. This type of lens restored good functional distance vision, but people still needed to continue wearing reading glasses.
Today, you also have the option of a multi-focal lens, which can improve vision in a full range of distances.
Multi-focal IOL is a breakthrough lens for cataract surgery that lets patients from near to far, usually without glasses. Most patients find that they can read a book, work on the computer, drive a car, and play golf or tennis with an increased freedom from glasses.
You may experience visual disturbances. Additionally, some side effects may make it more difficult to see in low lighting conditions; therefore, increased care should be taken when driving at night.
Make an appointment with Dr. Kirby to find out if Multi-Focal IOL is right for you.