Before multifocal lenses, toric lenses, or accommodating IOLs made their appearance on the market, monofocal lenses were the sole option for cataract surgery patients who wanted to replace their natural lenses. Monofocal lenses restore vision at only one distance, so eyeglasses or contacts are still required after surgery to ensure clear vision at varying distances.
Different IOLs are suitable for different people, depending on your specific visual needs. A Fishman & Sheridan eyeCare Specialists doctor will help you determine whether monofocal lenses are right for you—contact our Eustis,Clermont, or Leesburg locations today to schedule a consultation.
Who Benefits from Monofocal Lenses?
Monofocal lenses may be the best choice for a patient who is only undergoing cataract surgery in one eye, as it is usually easier for the brain to adjust to this type of lens. Because a monofocal lens corrects vision at only a single focal point, the use of glasses may still be required for a full range of vision.
If your vision is impaired by a condition such as astigmatism, you may find that toric lenses are a better option. Or, if you want to achieve clear vision at a range of distances and possibly eliminate your dependency on glasses or contacts altogether, you may find a multifocal lens more appropriate. In any event, scheduling an appointment with one of our eye doctors will help you determine which type of lens will best meet your needs.
Implanting Monofocal Lenses
Monofocal lenses are implanted during cataract surgery. During the cataract removal procedure, the eye’s natural lens is removed and the monofocal lens is implanted through a small incision in the eye. The surgery is brief and straightforward. After a day or two of recovery, you’ll notice that your vision is greatly improved at a particular distance. For a full range of vision, talk to our doctors about the option of glasses.
Contact Us to Learn More about Monofocal Lenses
If you would like further information about the monofocal lens option, one of our Leesburg, Eustis, and Clermont eye specialists at Fishman & Sheridan eyeCare Specialists are ready to answer your questions. Contact our eye care offices today!