When Dr. Soroudi performs a Cataract or a Clear Lens Exchange Procedure, he provides his patients with multiple options of HOW he would like you to see after your procedure. One option is to correct both eyes to see FAR. This option is wonderful, but the problem is that you’ll need reading glasses to work up close for the rest of your life.
Many people are interested in options to be able to also see CLOSE UP without the need for glasses. The second option is “monovision,” where one eye (your dominant eye) is corrected to see FAR, and the non-dominant eye is corrected to see NEAR. This option, while great for some people, can cause others to feel “dizzy” or “hazy” all the time as the eye which sees far, is blurry up close, and the eye that sees near, is always blurry at a distance. Many people eventually get used to this, but it’s not the best option for people who wish to see equally well with both eyes.
The third (best) option is to have a MULTIFOCAL Lens implanted in your eye/s, which corrects your vision for BOTH far AND near at the same time. These lenses will enable you to see equally good for far, and they’ll enable you to see beautifully up close without the need for reading glasses for the rest of your life. The newest generation of multifocal lenses are these new Synergy Lenses that are manufactured by Johnson & Johnson
The older generation multifocal lenses provided great near vision (at a distance of about 30cm), but people experienced difficulty seeing their laptop computers (intermediate distances ~50cm away). To this effect, some people who had the older multifocal lenses still required some reading glasses to work on their desktop computers.
The new Tecnis Synergy Lenses ALSO correct vision at an intermediate (arm’s length) range, and people who get them experience a much better “range” of vision and don’t need glasses to see their laptop computers. The older generation multifocal lenses also caused people to have “halos” and “glare” at nights. These symptoms are almost non-existent with these new lenses.
If you suffer from cataracts, or you’re just tired of your “reading glasses,” please schedule a visit with Dr. Soroudi, and he’ll review all your options with you in great detail.