Monofocal IOLs provide clear vision at one point of focus, usually distance. Manual cataract surgery at Eye Physicians of Virginia includes the AcrySof IQ Aspheric Monofocal IOL to restore vision after their cataract is removed. Standard Monofocal IOLs can produce glare and haloes around lights, especially at night and can interfere with driving. However, the AcrySof IQ Aspheric Monofocal IOL reduces glare and haloes and can make driving much safer.
In the past, all cataract patients had to wear reading glasses and/or bifocals after cataract surgery because only monofocal IOLs were available. But thanks to recent advances in lens implant design, our doctors can now provide you a broader range of vision the AcrySof ReSTOR Multifocal implant. This lens is designed to enable you to see both near and far with little or no dependence on glasses.
Which lens you choose will affect how you see for the rest of your life so it is important that you fully understand your options. Your surgeon or a member of our staff will be happy to discuss these options with you and the associated costs to upgrade to one of our premium IOLs.