Multifocal IOLs

Everything You Need to Know About Multifocal Lens Implants

At Brass Eye Center, we believe everyone deserves clear, healthy vision throughout the course of their lifetime, and we're proud to offer a wide range of eye treatments to help our patients maintain their vision. One of the most common conditions we treat is cataracts, which refers to the gradual clouding of the lenses that occurs in most people as they age. We offer cataract surgery and lens implants at our Latham and Clifton Park, NY eye care clinics, and if you're looking for the greatest possible freedom and independence from glasses after cataract surgery, multifocal intraocular lens (IOL) implants may be perfect for you. 

All About Multifocal Intraocular Lenses

Cataracts occur when the tissue in the eye's natural lens starts to cloud up, which can cause a range of symptoms varying from increased glare in sunlight to vision loss. But now, we're proud to offer a treatment that's safe, effective, and convenient both during and after the procedure: multifocal IOL implants. 

Intraocular lenses are essentially human-made lenses that are used to replace the cloudy lenses of someone with cataracts. IOLs are placed during a brief surgical procedure, and thanks to advances in eye surgery techniques, IOL implant surgery is now a fast, highly effective, and relatively low-impact procedure. We use minimally-invasive techniques to ensure that the eye heals as fast as possible, and modern IOLs are precisely calibrated to deliver the best vision possible. 

Traditionally, patients who received IOL surgery would still require glasses to either read or see long distances, as the lenses only focus within a certain range of depths. Multifocal IOLs change that. 

Multifocal IOLs use a specific pattern of concentric rings etched into the surface of the lens to allow it to focus images at all distances, whether closeup, intermediate, or long-range. Unlike some other IOLs, multifocal IOLs don't rely on the eye's natural muscles to change their shape to focus light: instead, the concentric rings allow the lens to focus light from multiple depths on the retina at once. This is different from how our eye's natural focusing mechanism works, so most patients find it takes a little longer to adjust to multifocal IOLs because the brain needs to adapt to this new way of focusing and seeing light. However, with a little time, the brain readjusts how it interprets images, and most patients experience major improvements in vision and many don't need to wear glasses or contact lenses. 

Schedule a Consultation with Your Clifton Park, NY Eye Surgeon

Multifocal intraocular lenses are one of the most effective, convenient treatments on the market for cataract treatment, and if you think you're suffering from cataracts or have any other vision concerns, we're here to help. Take the first step towards reclaiming healthy vision and schedule a consultation today using our easy online form. We can't wait to hear from you, and we look forward to helping you get the crystal clear vision you deserve!

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