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Presbyopia occurs when our eyes are no longer able to focus on near targets unaided.

The most common types of intraocular lens implants (IOL) used in cataract surgery allow clear vision for distance only. This means that glasses will still be required for near vision.

Near Vision Presbyopia Correcting Lens Implants can often provide excellent vision after Cataract Surgery at both distance and near.

There are several types of presbyopia correcting multifocal lens implants including the Symfony® Lens Implant, the Tetraflex® Lens Implant or the Zeiss AT LISA® Lens Implant.

Each of these lens implants or Intraocular Lenses (IOL) works in a different way to help you achieve your vision correction goals of being able to see at a variety of distances after cataract surgery- with less dependence on eyeglasses or reading glasses.

Presbyopia correcting multifocal lens implants can correct both your distance vision and your presbyopia after cataract surgery. For the vast majority of patients, having a multifocal lens implant means that you will be able to see at distance and up close without being completely dependent on eyeglasses.

Clear lens extraction (CLE) and multifocal lens implant is also a popular alternative to laser refractive surgery in order to have less dependence on spectacles. It has the advantages over laser of not interfering with the cornea and being able to correct the vision for distance AND near targets.

So, patients choosing to have a multifocal lens implant will likely find that they can drive, watch television, play golf and keep score, read a menu, play cards or do crafts-without the need for glasses.

Patients choosing multifocal lens implants typically experience a greater overall freedom from glasses allowing them to participate in most everyday activities with less dependence on, or the hassle and expense of glasses.