Historically, cataract surgery was performed to replace the cloudy natural lens to restore distance vision. Patients would still require corrective lenses to address near-vision issues associated with presbyopia, even after surgery. Advances in refractive lens replacement have changed that.

How Multifocal Intraocular Lenses (IOLs) Work

Multifocal IOLs work much like bifocal eyeglasses or contacts—they refract light differently in different places to provide both far and near vision correction. Unlike glasses or contacts, though, IOLs stay in your eye and, once recovery is complete, require no special care or cleaning.

Eye Surgeon with Extensive Lens Replacement Experience

Dr. David Bernitsky is one of New Mexico’s leading eye surgeons. In addition to performing more than 20,000 LASIK procedures, Dr. Bernitsky has also helped patients, many of whom are not good LASIK candidates, achieve better vision through refractive lens replacement. Because Bernitsky Vision always stays on top of advances in vision correction procedures and materials, we offer multifocal IOLs to our patients.

Mixing Multifocal and Monofocal IOLs

Dr. Bernitsky can help you understand all your vision correction options and choose the one that promises the best results. If refractive lens replacement is an option, Dr. Bernitsky may suggest implanting a multifocal IOL in one eye and a monofocal IOL in the other. Mixing IOLs in this way may achieve the best combination of distant and near vision correction, significantly reducing or eliminating the need for any type of external corrective lenses.

All your vision correction options will be explained during a consultation following a comprehensive eye exam.

To learn more about multifocal IOLs and your vision correction options, contact us to schedule a free initial consultation.

To schedule a FREE vision correction consultation with Dr. Bernitsky, call 505-323-0800 or contact us online today.

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