If you are interested in decreasing your depending on glasses after cataract surgery then Premium IOLs may be of interest to you.
The Multifocal IOL is a Premium IOL that Dr. Schneider can implant during cataract surgery to provide a range of clear vision with a decreased dependency on glasses. Your nearsightedness, farsightedness, and need for reading glasses are all corrected with this IOL. If you have Astigmatism as well, there is now a combination Multifocal with Astigmatism correcting/Toric IOL.
Most patients who chose a Multifocal IOL find that they can read a book, work on the computer and drive a car day or night usually without the need for glasses. In fact, 78% of patients in a clinical study reported complete freedom from glasses. You may, however experience some visual disturbances that are unique to this IOL. Approximately, 10-15% of patients implanted with the Multifocal IOL experience mild to moderate halos around lights at night. This disturbance diminishes with time. Additionally, under low lighting conditions, many will require additional light for near activities. Despite these visual disturbances, patients with a Multifocal IOL are so pleased with their vision that over 93% say they would have the Multifocal IOL implanted again.
Astigmatism Correcting/Toric IOL
The Astigmatism correcting/Toric IOL is a Premium IOL that Dr. Schneider can implant during cataract surgery in patients with astigmatism. If you have astigmatism and chose the standard Monofocal IOL, you will need glasses or contact lens after cataract surgery to see clearly because the standard Monofocal IOL does not correct corneal astigmatism. The unique design of the Astigmatism correcting/Toric IOL reduces or eliminates corneal astigmatism and significantly improves uncorrected distance vision.
The Astigmatism correcting/Toric IOL platform has been implanted into 70 million eyes worldwide. This IOL offers freedom from glasses or contact lens for distance vision, however, you will still require glasses for near vision activities.