How Are Cataracts and Presbyopia Treated?

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Many people dealing with cataracts who may have presbyopia, will begin wearing reading glasses or switch to bifocal glasses. Multifocal contact lenses are also an option. Another option for presbyopic and cataract patients is a surgical procedure in which the human lens is replaced with an intraocular lens or IOL.


Monofocal Intraocular Lenses

  • Monofocal IOLs provide clear vision at one focal point, usually both eyes are corrected for distance vision. An alternative to this is Monovision where one eye is corrected for distance and the other is corrected for near vision. With both options glasses will still be required for certain tasks, in particular for near and intermediate vision.


Bifocal Intraocular Lenses

  • Bifocal IOLs are a further option for the surgical replacement of the natural lens. These will correct for near and far vision, but offer limited intermediate vision which is important for many common tasks such as locking doors, cooking or computer work.


Trifocal Intraocular Lenses

  • FineVision, the first diffractive trifocal IOL can provide optimal vision at all distances without glasses.


Designed to correct vision at one distance



Designed to correct far and near vision.

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Designed to correct the full range of vision: Far, Intermediate and Near vision.

These symptoms can also be a sign of other eye conditions. If you have any of these symptoms, please check with your eye care professional.