This is designed to decrease the patients’ dependence on glasses with better distance and near vision, replacing single focus lenses, which were previously the only option. This gives most patients the ability to read, use a cell phone or iPad, play golf, drive, and more, without wearing glasses. When combined with laser-generated Limbal Relaxing Incisions to reduce astigmatism, multifocal lenses become possible for many patients.
Toric Lens (Astigmatism)
If you have moderate to high astigmatism, you can benefit from clear distance vision without dependence on prescription glasses by choosing a Toric Lens, though you will still may need glasses for near and intermediate vision. Dr. Fetterman and his team can help you decide if this lens implant is suitable for you.
Single-Focus Lens (Basic)
The basic single-focus lens can provide effective vision clearing, though patients will still likely require wearing glasses, especially for reading and intermediate vision.
Laser Arcuate Incisions (LAI) or Limbal Relaxing Incisions (LRI)
These types of incisions are effective in decreasing astigmatism for single focus lens patients who want to see as clearly as possible for distance activities, including driving and watching TV without the need for glasses. These patients should expect to use reading glasses for near and intermediate vision tasks. LAIs and LRIs can also be used with multifocal lenses for improved distance and near vision.