Until recently patients undergoing cataract surgery received a monofocal lens implant which has only one focal distance. Having monofocal implants in both eyes generally provides good distance vision but patients still need bifocal or varifocal glasses for near and intermediate vision.
Due to advances in lens implant technology, patients cannot only resume doing the things they enjoy most but have the possibility of seeing life like they did when they were much younger. Patients can choose to have vision restored with a presbyopia correcting lens implant, designed to provide excellent distance, intermediate and near vision. These lenses are also known as multifocal, accommodating or Light Adjustable Lens implants.
There are also implants which are tinted and may reduce the risk of developing age related macular degeneration or implants with a specially designed aspheric profile which can reduce glare and improve contrast and may improve vision further.