Like the bifocal or varifocal lenses used in your glasses, multifocal lenses have different areas designed for distance, intermediate, and near vision.
The brain and eye eventually gets used to them and there is a very good chance that you will not require glasses for most of your activities.
However, these lenses are not recommended if you have other eye problems such as glaucoma or macular degeneration. For some patients multifocal lenses can cause glare and halos at night.
All of this may seem complex, but during the preoperative consultation we will go through the options and decide which type of lens is most suitable for your needs and your lifestyle.
For example, if you are an avid golfer and you drive frequently at night, you might prefer to choose the monofocal option as it will give you the clearer vision without the risk of glare or haloes. On the other hand, if you are fed up with your glasses we can opt for the multifocal option.