shutterstock_127004957(1)This procedure uses the same highly advanced technique practiced during routine cataract surgery. This accurate process involves the surgical removal of the cloudy, natural lens of the eye. It is then replaced with an artificial lens implant calculated specifically for the necessary amount of nearsightedness or farsightedness. This procedure is good for patients who do not qualify for laser surgery and those that want the added benefit of bifocal /multifocal vision without glasses. The surgeons at the Shepherd Eye Center perform more cataract procedures with artificial lens implantations than anyone else in Nevada and, therefore, have extensive experience to accurately recommend this procedure to those patients it will benefit the most. One of the greatest advantages with this surgery is our ability to use the latest high-tech lens implants providing multifocal vision. This exciting advancement in lens technology allows patients to see both distance and near, even for those patients over the age of forty who might otherwise need bifocals or reading glasses. One added benefit: these patients will never need cataract surgery since the natural lens that turns cloudy with a cataract has already been removed!

How do the Multifocal IOL’S work?

As we perform daily activities such as reading, watching television or working at the computer, our eyes are constantly focusing on objects at varying distances – up close, far away and everything in-between. The ability to quickly change focus throughout this range of vision is called accommodation. Unfortunately, this ability diminishes, as we grow older, causing us to become dependent on bifocals or reading glasses. However, premium lenses are designed to provide quality for near, intermediate and distance vision by combining the strengths of apodized diffractive and refractive technologies. Similar technology has been used for years in microscopes and telescopes to improve image quality.

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