What are the Benefits of Multifocal IOLs?
Binghamton Eye Doctor Serving Elmira, Corning, Ithica, Syracuse, Courtland, & Oneonta, NY
Cataract surgery is one of the most common operational procedures in the U.S. Luckily, it is also one of the safest and most effective. According to the National Eye Institute, nearly 90% of cataract surgery patients see improved vision after surgery. Binghamton eye surgeon Daniel Sambursky has decades of experience in successful cataract removal.
Early cataracts can be treated with eyeglasses, magnifying lenses, anti-glare sunglasses and generally brighter lighting. However, if these approaches do not remedy the situation, surgery is the only effective solution.
Cataract surgery involves replacing the eye’s cloudy, natural lens with an artificial Intraocular Lens (IOL). In the past, IOLs offered great relief to cataract sufferers, but they weren’t perfect. They could either focus on close objects or distant ones, but not both. Wearers were forced to choose whether they’d rather read a book or a traffic sign, and had to turn to glasses or contact lenses to correct their shortcomings.
Multifocal IOLs offer several benefits, and give you the ability to:
- Focus on objects both near and far: The greatest advantage of Multifocal IOLs is their dynamic field of vision. Most patients regain most, if not all, of their previous focal ability.
- See clearly without the aid of corrective eyewear: Although new lenses may require a short adjustment period, wearers report that they seldom or never need glasses or contacts again.
- Never need cataract surgery again: Since IOLs do not cloud or call for future replacement, you’ll never have to repeat the treatment.
If you have cataracts and would like to correct them with multifocal IOLs, call Binghamton eye surgeon Daniel Sambursky today at 877-333-0700 to schedule your consultation.