There are many lenses to choose from for your surgery. It’s important to know what each type of lens can offer you, so you can make an informed decision about your vision.
The latest generation trifocal lenses may provide a full range of vision at near, intermediate, and far distances without glasses after cataract surgery to best suit your lifestyle.1,2
Reading menus, sheet music and books, or using a cellphone.
Cooking and computer/tablet use.
Driving, cycling and golfing.
With trifocal lenses, there are different models of trifocals available on the market. Depending on the design, these lenses provide different distances for intermediate vision. Some trifocal lenses are designed for an intermediate distance at 80 cm,3,4 whereas the latest generation trifocal lenses are 60 cm,1 which offers a more natural working distance based on the average person’s arm length.5-8
Bifocal intraocular lenses are available in a variety of prescriptions. Some might reduce the need for prescription glasses at near and far distances, but not intermediate distances. Others provide good far and intermediate vision without glasses but still require glasses for near vision activities such as reading.9,10
Astigmatism-correcting lenses, also known as toric lenses, minimize the imperfections in your eye’s cornea shape by allowing light rays to enter your eye with much less distortion. They offer much-improved distance vision for astigmatism patients, but many will require reading glasses.11
Monofocal lenses are the most basic lens available. With this, distance vision is normally improved, but most people still need to wear glasses for reading.12
Astigmatism-correcting Monofocal lenses.
Astigmatism-correcting Trifocal lenses.
Night vision with Monofocal lenses.
Night vision with Trifocal lenses.
Vision with astigmatism, and vision after astigmatism correction.
Your eye care professional will advise you on the advantages and disadvantages of the available IOL choices based on your needs, lifestyle, and eye medical conditions.
Up to 66% of surveyed cataract surgery patients reported the need for corrective glasses after their procedure.13*
* In a survey of 5,104 adults ages 60+, across 12 countries within Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.13