January 21, 2013
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Multifocal IOL’s are lenses that are intended to reduce dependence on glasses after cataract surgery. Standard IOL’s provide vision correction for a set distance; either near or far. Glasses will have to be worn for all other visual needs. Multifocal IOL’s have concentric rings on their surface that allow for light to focused from different distances on the retina. This is called diffractive optics. With the right patient and anatomy, multifocal IOL’s work great! However, there is a possibility of increased glare, increased halos, and reduced contrast sensitivity with lenses that use this diffractive technology. Speak with your cataract surgeon about which lens would best fit your needs.