Presbyopia & Near Vision Lens Implants

By Francis D'Ambrosio, Jr., M.D.

About Near Vision Correcting Lens Implants
Near vision presbyopia correcting lens implants are multifocal lens implants that can provide excellent vision after cataract surgery at the full range of distances, far or distance vision, arm's length or intermediate vision, and up close or  near vision. Depending on your specific vision requirements, there are different types of lens implants that your cataract surgeon may select.

Each of these lens implants works in a different way to help you achieve your vision correction goals of being able to see at a variety of distances after cataract surgery, without being dependent on eyeglasses, bifocals or reading glasses. Presbyopia correcting multifocal lens implants are able to correct both your distance vision and your presbyopia after cataract surgery. For the vast majority of patients, having a multifocal lens implant means that you will be able to see at distance and up close without being dependent on eyeglasses.

So, patients choosing to have a presbyopia correcting multifocal lens implant will likely find that they can drive, watch television, play golf and keep score, read a menu, play cards or do crafts-without the need for glasses. Patients choosing multifocal lens implants typically experience a greater overall freedom from glasses allowing them to participate in most everyday activities without dependence on or the hassle of glasses.

As with any surgical procedure, there are always risks as well as benefits. During your visit to D'Ambrosio Eye Care we will perform a cataract examination and then arrange your cataract surgery scheduling. In addition, we will then spend the time necessary to review the everyday activities that are most important to you, and whether being independent of glasses for those activities is something that you would like to achieve. As you prepare for your visit to D'Ambrosio Eye Care, it will be helpful if you begin thinking about what those activities are so that you can discuss them and explore them with the staff.
If you decide to have a near vision presbyopia correcting multifocal lens implant or accommodating lens implant, our staff will make sure to review your questions and fully explain any additional fees related to the multifocal lens implant for which you might be responsible. Medicare and most insurance plans cover the cost of the cataract surgery, the surgical facility fee for cataract surgery, and the surgical fee for cataract surgery, but not the cost of the presbyopia correcting multifocal lens and its implantation. Our staff will be pleased to review any costs as well arrange easy affordable monthly payments to fit your budget, should you and your doctor decide that the multifocal lens is the best choice.

Patients in need of near vision presbyopia correcting multifocal lens implants (IOL) or accommodating lens implants for vision correction after cataract surgery can learn more by calling D'Ambrosio Eye Care at 800-325-3937 to schedule a convenient appointment.

 

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