More than 50% of Focus Eye Clinic patients are opting for multifocal lens implants when undergoing lens transplants even though health insurance providers have only covered monofocal implants up to now.
Multifocal (artificial) implants allow for clear and sharp sight at long and near distances without having to bend or twist your head to get focus.
This has a number of positive effects for daily life. The persons having these lenses do not have to peer down to read, nor cock their heads up to the ceiling in order to read prices on the uppermost supermarket shelves, nor hold their smartphones off at some awkward angle to decipher the letters on the screen.
Multifocal lens implants are thus an alternative for reading glasses too.
Why have multifocal lenses?
Multifocal lenses correct presbyopia . Presbyopia is the result of a natural evolution which, as of a certain age (mostly between 40 and 45 years), makes the lens of the eye less elastic. This means that the lens no longer can easily form a “bowl” shape. Reading and focussing on objects close-up becomes more difficult. Multifocal implant lenses solve this problem.
What is so special about multifocal implants is that they are constructed with varying separate zones of different focal strength. The brain’s visual cortex then “chooses” the clearest image.
A Period of Adjustment
It can take a while before the brain’s visual cortex learns to filter out the right image from the many ones which reach the eye through the multifocal implants. Usually the adjustment takes place within a few hours, or at most after a few weeks.
Implanting multifocal lenses is part of a standard package offered by modern eye clinics. At the Focus Eye Clinic, the operation is performed by an experienced eye surgeon and under the care of a specialised anaesthesiologist.
Making an Appointment
If you would like to know whether multifocal lenses would be an appropriate solution for you, please feel free to make an appointment .