Most young people's eyes have lenses that are completely clear, but that doesn't always last forever. As your body ages, the lens inside your eye can develop cloudy patches known as cataracts. These tend to become worse over time, creating vision that is increasingly blurry or misty. If left untreated, cataracts can lead to blindness.
However, cataract surgery can correct this issue by replacing the natural lens with a synthetic one. The synthetic replacement is known as an IOL (intraocular lens), and it can return the clarity of natural vision. Most patients will opt for monofocal lenses that are designed to provide clear vision at a particular distance, but you can also choose a multifocal lens.
Multifocal lenses aren't going to be right for every patient, but here are just a few reasons why you should consider them.
Improved Vision at All Distances
The most compelling reason to choose multifocal lenses is that they can improve vision at all distances. While people with monofocal lenses often need to use glasses or contact lenses to see far away or to read up close, those with multifocal lenses may not need to use glasses or contacts at all. This can be great for anyone, but it's particularly advantageous for those who like to lead active lifestyles or who simply need to frequently change between distances for their work.
No Upkeep Required
Aging usually means having to make regular appointments with an optometrist to correct slowly worsening vision. However, this doesn't have to be the case when you opt for multifocal lenses. Since they are fitted in the eye and don't break down over time, you won't need to worry about changing prescriptions or even preventing damage. Those lasting results can do more than make your life easier. Since you may not need to book so many eye exams, keep replacing glasses or keep buying more contacts, opting for multifocal lenses can end up saving time and money over the years.
Can Correct Astigmatism
Astigmatism refers to an imperfection in the shape of your eye, and it's another issue that tends to grow worse with age. For most people, the lens starts to curve progressively as they grow older. However, you can often correct the issue by choosing multifocal lenses for your cataract surgery. Multifocal lenses can come with astigmatism correction, so you'll enjoy the most natural vision possible for your age.
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21 November 2022
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