Available at our Orange County practice, the TECNIS® Multifocal IOL (intraocular lens) is a lens replacement that gives cataract patients a full range of vision with minimal light scatter, a phenomenon associated with in the reduction of image contrast.
Multifocal IOLs offer patients a greater range of vision than traditional monofocal IOLs, which only have one point of focus. Optimized for distance vision, monofocal IOLs generally require the patient to use corrective eyewear for near vision. In comparison, multifocal IOLs have multiple points of focus, allowing for clear vision across distances. This reduces the need for glasses or contact lens after cataract surgery. With the TECNIS® Family of Multifocal IOLs, patients can optimize near, intermediate, or distance based on lifestyle and visual needs.
TECNIS® Multifocal IOLs may be a good solution for you if:
Before choosing to replace your natural lens with a multifocal IOL, you should discuss your visual demands and full medical history with a Beach Eye Medical Group cataract specialist at our Huntington Beach office. Multifocal IOLs may cause a glare around lights that may affect your nighttime vision and hinder driving after dark. Although most of our Orange County patients report this as a small annoyance, you may want to weigh your options if you demand crisp nighttime vision.
You may not be the best candidate for a multifocal IOL if you have a history of macular degeneration, retinal pigment, and/or glaucoma. If you have a pre-existing eye condition and have been diagnosed with cataracts, our specialists at Beach Eye Medical Group in Orange County can evaluate your case and recommend the best course of action for you.
TECNIS® Multifocal IOLs provide a permanent treatment for cataracts and long-term sustainability. Unlike some other brands of IOLs, TECNIS®Multifocal IOLs have some distinct features:
Cataract and lens replacement surgery is considered a safe procedure. However, there are risks and complications associated with the process. Although complications are rare, eye surgery may result in bleeding or infection. A small percentage of patients have experienced adverse effects on nighttime vision, specifically the presence of halos or glare around lights.
If you have been diagnosed with cataracts and would like to know more about multifocal IOLs, contact our Huntington Beach office today to schedule your comprehensive eye evaluation.
We serve patients in Huntington Beach as well as other Orange County communities, including Newport Beach, Irvine, Fountain Valley, Westminster, Costa Mesa, and Tustin.