Monofocal Intraocular Lenses

For patients with cataracts in both eyes, a Monofocal Intraocular Lenses may provide the most benefit.

A monofocal IOL is an intraocular lens with a fixed focus for one distance. A cataract doctor may select monofocal IOLs that are for near focus, for mid-distance focus, or for distant focus. Only one of these three can be selected and the focus will not change after surgery.

What is a Monofocal Intraocular Lens?

Traditional cataract surgery would provide the focus of both eyes for distant objects and the patient would use reading glasses to see near objects. The vast majority of cataract patients elect to have monofocal IOLs in both eyes set for distance vision and then use reading glasses to see objects near.

This is not to be confused with Monovision where one eye is corrected for distance and the other is corrected for near vision.

About Monofocal Intraocular Lenses

The team at Triad Eye Institute will work with you to determine the right set of lenses for you. Contact Us today to schedule a consultation.