An intra ocular lens once inserted can be forgotten about by the patient and restores the eye to the most nearly natural state.Traditional IOLs are monofocal, meaning they offer vision at one distance only (far, intermediate or near).Monofocal Lens Implants also do not correct near vision for doing things up close such as seeing medicine bottles, reading or keeping your golf score, as these tasks require the correction of Presbyopia.Thus patients electing to have Monofocal Lens Implants will be dependent on glasses either some or most of the time in about 70% of cases.Lens replacement implants are small “intraocular lenses” (IOLs) implanted inside your eye to restore focus after cataract surgery.When the natural lens inside your eye turns cloudy with age, it is called a cataract.
If the natural lens is removed and a cataract lens implant is not placed, then coke bottle thick glasses would be required to try to make up for the loss of your natural lens.
Since most cataract patients are older than 50 years of age, they do not possess the ability to see objects up close without glasses.
A monofocal IOL can correct for a patient to see items at a distance or near, but not both.
A Monofocal Lens Implant can provide very good vision after Cataract Surgery-but only at one set distance-usually for seeing things at a distance such as for driving or going to the movies.
A Monofocal Lens Implant does not correct intermediate or arms length vision for doing things like playing cards and seeing the golf ball on the tee, or even seeing computer screens clearly.