How They Work
Cataract surgery is a process of removing a clouded crystalline lens and replacing it with an IOL, or synthetic lens. Traditionally, IOLs improve focus at just one distance - either near or far - and patients continue to rely fairly heavily on glasses. Multifocal IOLs function similarly to lenses used in bifocal glasses, which provide focus at two distances. However, multifocal IOLs feature several "steps," each providing focus at a different distance. While some multifocal IOL recipients may still require glasses for tasks such as reading fine print, you can generally expect to drive, read menus, enjoy a beautiful sunset, and watch television without the need for glasses.
If you are suffering from cataracts or presbyopia, a multifocal IOL can help you see your world in beautiful clarity with a minimized need for corrective eyewear.
The unique capabilities of the ReSTOR multifocal IOL can benefit not only those suffering from late-stage cataracts, but also those in the early stages of cataract development suffering from presbyopia, or age-related farsightedness. Presbyopia usually begins to affect those age 40 and older as a result of the natural lens losing flexibility. During a consultation, your doctor can determine if this solution is right for you.
Candidates should understand that although a multifocal IOL can provide significant freedom from glasses, it cannot restore the same degree of focus you enjoyed in your 20s. It is also important to understand that while insurance plans commonly contribute to the cost of cataract surgery and monofocal IOLs, they rarely contribute to the cost of multifocal IOLs. Our staff is happy to work with you to determine a way to make this life-changing solution a fit for your budget.
Clarity, Focus, and Freedom are within Your Reach
Your vision is an invaluable asset, and the compassionate staff at the Laser Vision Institute of the Virgin Islands is focused on helping patients experience a better quality of life through advanced vision care. If you are suffering from cataracts or presbyopia, a multifocal IOL can help you see your world in beautiful clarity with a minimized need for corrective eyewear. To find out if multifocal IOLs are right for you, please request a consultation online or call us at (340) 774-3003.