Multifocal Cataract Surgery

Multifocal (Distance, Intermediate and Enhanced Near Vision) Cataract Surgery

Interocular Lens

Presbyopia is a condition that typically affects you around age 40 and older. It is the loss of ability to read and see up close as we age. After a thorough customized evaluation of your eyes and understanding your visual goals, you may be a candidate for multifocal lens implants. Multifocal intraocular lenses are designed by creating different focal points within the implant. This is the only design that allows for distance, intermediate and near vision to be corrected at the same time, thus greatly reducing your need for glasses following surgery. Most people choose multifocal intraocular lenses to enjoy freedom from or less dependency upon eyeglasses and contact lenses for activities such as watching television, driving, reading, mobile devices, etc. 

Multifocal implants provide an improved range of distance, intermediate and near vision. They are designed with the goal of reducing your dependence upon eyeglasses. While there are no guarantees to your surgical outcome, the vast majority of our patients enjoy freedom from needing glasses or contacts for many of their activities. Some patients may see halos around lights with this implant and it can take time for your brain to neuroadapt to these advanced technology lenses. Nonetheless, the freedom these implants provide is technologically remarkable. Medicare and other insurance providers will cover all or part of the surgical cost that utilizes a traditional (monofocal) implant, but they will require you to pay the difference between the basic and refractive cataract surgery using multifocal intraocular lens. This will be explained in more detail at the time of your consultation at Missouri Eye Institute.

Your doctor and surgical counselor will consult with you about the various types of implant options available at the time of your initial consultation. Our desire at Missouri Eye Institute is to help you see your absolute best and we look forward to meeting you!

Lens Options

Missouri Eye Institute performs cataract surgery at surgical centers in Springfield, Branson, and Joplin, and provides cataract surgeries at hospitals in Springfield, Bolivar, Monett, and Houston to make your care as convenient as possible. We can also coordinate your care after cataract surgery with your local optometrist in order to make the post-operative care convenient for you.

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Springfield, MO 65804


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