Answer: Advanced technology "premium" Lens Implants really address two types of vision correction problems after Cataract Surgery. First, for patients who have preexisting astigmatism correction in their eyeglass prescription, astigmatism correcting toric lens implants allow for the correction of astigmatism and thus clear vision at distance without dependence on glasses for distance vision for the vast majority of patients. Multifocal Lens Implants or Accommodating Lens Implants address the near and intermediate distance focusing vision problem called presbyopia. After Cataract Surgery virtually everyone has to wear some type of intermediate and/or near vision correcting eyeglass prescription unless they solve the near vision focusing problem-presbyopia-by some other means. Multifocal Lens Implants or Accommodating Lens Implants allow most patients to be much less dependent or even independent of eyeglasses for seeing arm's length and near. This can give patients who have had Cataract Surgery a level of freedom, convenience and independence that is quite desirable. If however, wearing eyeglasses after Cataract Surgery does not pose any barriers or disturbance to you then the conventional Monofocal Lens Implants may be a good enough solution. the best course of action here is to discuss your personal vision correction needs, goals and objectives with your Cataract Surgeon and then he or she can tell you what might be possible in your case. Not every Lens Implant type is right for every patient.
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