multifocal lense

Multifocal lenses use multiple refractive zones built in rings to give patients distance and near vision. Accommodative lenses attempt to imitate the eye’s natural accommodation moving in a backward and forward motion in response to pressure inside the eye. These lenses are designed to address the problem of presbyopia, in which people over the age of 40 begin to lose their ability to read or see up close.

Single Focus IOLs vs Multifocal IOLs

In the past, when an artificial lens, called an intraocular lens implant or IOL, was placed inside the eye during cataract or lens-replacement surgery, it could only focus at a single distance. These IOLs are called single-focus IOLs and allow an eye to see either far away or close-up but not both. Now, intraocular lenses, called multifocal IOLs, are available.

These lenses provide correction for both near and distance vision. And both near and far objects can be in focus at the same time. Many people get used to multifocal IOLs right away. Other people feel a little imbalanced at first but get use to it within a matter of days or weeks.

Are You a Candidate?

You might be a candidate for multifocal or accommodative lens if you are farsighted or nearsighted with minimal astigmatism and wear reading glasses. An exam with our refractive surgeon will determine if these new lenses are appropriate for your eyes.

Balamurali K. Ambati, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Bala Ambati specializes in cataract extraction, lifestyle lens implants, LASIK, cornea transplants, keratoprosthesis (artificial cornea), PRK, and other complex procedures of the cornea and anterior segment of the eye at the John A. Moran Eye Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City. He joined the Moran fa... Read More

Amy Lin, M.D.

Amy Lin, MD, specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of corneal and anterior segment diseases at the Moran Eye Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, and at the Moran Eye Center at the Midvalley Health Center. Her interests include corneal transplantation, anterior segment reconstruction, cataract... Read More

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Cataract Surgery, Clear Lens Extraction, Cornea, Ophthalmology, Refractive Surgery

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Mark D. Mifflin, M.D.

Mark D. Mifflin specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of corneal and anterior segment eye diseases. His expertise includes all types of corneal transplantation, cataract surgery, and vision correction using lasers, intra-ocular lenses, and conductive keratoplasty. Dr. Mifflin is the Residency Program... Read More

Geoffrey C. Tabin, M.D.

Geoffrey Tabin, M.D. is a Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and Co-Director of the Outreach Division at the John A. Moran Eye Center and University of Utah and; specializing in cornea, cataract and refractive surgery. Dr. Tabin graduated from Yale College, earned a M.A. in philosophy at Oxford as a ... Read More

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