Accommodating intraocular lens review
The technology functions very much the same as progressive eyeglasses and multifocal contact lenses.
The difference is that the lens is surgically implanted in the eye and offers a permanent, maintenance-free solution to presbyopia.
Although it is possible to attempt to correct one eye for distance vision and one for near vision (monovision), monofocal lens recipients generally require reading glasses or bifocals for close reading vision after surgery.
Multifocal IOLs address this issue directly by offering a lens replacement solution that boasts an aspherical design capable of restoring vision across varying distances.
Today there is a wide variety of premium IOLs to choose from.
The best intraocular lens for you depends on many factors, including your lifestyle and your specific visual needs.
If you don’t suffer from cataracts, or if you have another preexisting condition affecting your vision, you may not be the best candidate for multifocal IOLs.
The aspheric design of the Acry Sof lenses helps to minimize aberrations and enhance vision clarity.
Because there is only one focusing distance in the lens, there is no loss of quality of distance vision (unlike a multifocal).
However, accommodating IOLs do not provide the same range of focus as young eyes, and may not allow you to see at very close distances without reading glasses, like you can with multifocal IOLs.
Your surgeon can help you decide which lens is best based on your lifestyle and focusing needs.
Multifocal IOLs are more expensive than traditional monofocal IOLs.