Do you wear glasses in order to see at distance, but have also been advised to wear glasses for close-up vision? Such increasing dependence on your pair(s) of glasses is completely unnecessary.
Bifocal or multifocal lens implants are the ideal solution for those people who wish to wave goodbye to their glasses. The same principle applies to these lens implants as it does to multifocal lenses implemented in multifocal glasses, meaning you can once again enjoy perfect vision both at a distance and close-up.
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Are multifocal lens implants the right choice for me?
If you are older than 40, use reading glasses and also have refraction errors for distance vision, bifocal or multifocal lens implants could be the solution for you…if you want to wave bye-bye to your glasses, that is.
- Older than 40
- In good health
- Need reading glasses
- Astigmatism can also be corrected with toric bifocal or multifocal lens implants
Patients with cataracts can also often benefit from bifocal or multifocal lens implants.
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Benefits of bifocal or multifocal lens implants
Multifocal lens implants have been developed as a permanent solution for improved vision both close-up and at a distance. Bifocal or multifocal lens implants increase the clarity of vision through the lens’ design and not via (unreliable and limited) natural lens adjustment. Other benefits include:
Other benefits include:
- Complete peripheral field of sight
- Natural image magnification
- No irritating image shifts as with multifocal glasses
- No age limit
- Appropriate for farsightedness, nearsightedness and astigmatism
- No risk of future cataract development
Risks relating to bifocal of multifocal lens implantants
Unfortunately, we cannot rule out your being completely glasses-free after receiving your multifocal lens implants. Should tangible refraction errors still exist after the surgery, these can be neutralised by way of laser eye surgery.
Multifocal lens implantation is and remains a surgical procedure. As with any operation, risks are involved. Our medical team therefore takes every precaution for the prevention of infection. Through careful pre and postoperative preparation, we are able to keep postoperative infections to an absolute minimum. Some patients occasionally suffer from so-called ‘halos’ which might appear around light sources in dark environments. These are temporary effects that disappear quite quickly.
Price of multifocal lens implants
At Focus Eye Clinic, you pay the correct price for the latest technology in multifocal lens implants. Click here for an overview of our prices.
What happens during this procedure?
Once you and the surgeon have opted for lens replacement surgery together, your vision will be measured so the correct lens strength can be determined. Focus Eye Clinic makes these highly precise calculations using the most advanced and up-to-date technology.
This operation is carried out under a local anaesthesia, supervised by an anaesthesiologist. One the pupil has been dilated, a Z8 ZIEMER FEMTO LASER makes two micro-incisions into the cornea. With the same Femto laser, a circular opening is then made in the lens capsule and the lens is cut into small pieces. These pieces are then removed using gentle suction.
The surgeon puts the bifocal or multifocal lens into place via this micro-incision. The micro-incision is then closed without the need for stitches. You will be able to see more clearly within the first few days, and your sight will progressively improve over the next few months.
What is the maximum refractive error to be eligible for bifocal or multifocal lens implants?
Multifocal lens implants can be used for refractory errors of -23 to +15, and for cylindrical eye power measurements of approximately 7.5. Make an appointment at our eye clinic for a free initial consultation.
Can both eyes be treated simultaneously?
Same-day surgery can be carried out on one or both eyes. You can discuss your options with the doctor.
When will I be able to see clearly again?
You will be able to see clearly on the day following the operation; most people can function normally from this point onwards. It can still take a number of weeks before your vision becomes completely stable.
Some patients experience seeing halos around light sources, especially at night. As the brain becomes used to the new lenses, this phenomenon will disappear within a few short weeks.
For patients with weak muscles around the eye through lack of use, simple reading exercises can help to increase one’s capacity to focus properly.
Are bifocal or multifocal lens implants a permanent solution?
Yes. Bifocal or multifocal lens implants never need to be replaced or adjusted. Once you are over 70, other age-related symptoms can occur which may affect your sight, but these will not have been caused or worsened by your implants.
Will my health insurance pay for multifocal lens implants?
Bifocal or multifocal lens implants are sometimes reimbursed, but when placed specifically for the treatment of cataracts. Near and farsightedness, as well as presbyopia, are not considered to be diseases and their costs are therefore not reimbursed.