As we mentioned, your doctor will take a long time to measure your eye. Then you’ll have a thorough discussion about the expectations you have regarding the new, artificial lens.
This will be exciting news for you, as these lenses can and will improve the vision you had prior cataracts.
Whether you’ve been far or short-sighted before you started developing cataract(s) on your eye(s) you can expect a tremendous improvement.
The main role of this lens is to take over the functions of the previous, natural lens you had. In addition, doctors and modern medicine developed such lenses that can correct the visual disturbances just like a glass or a contact lens would.
There are monofocal, multifocal, toric and event accommodating lenses. Each of them has a different purpose.
- With monofocal lenses you can see clear at one distance which can be set to distance, intermediate or near.
- Multifocal lenses reduce the need for a glass, because this lens allows you to see clear both at distance and near.
- Toric lenses can cure astigmatism, and provide clear vision at one distance only.
- Accommodating lenses, as the name suggest, can shift focus and you can see clear at varying distances.
Each lens has benefits and downsides as well. You and your doctor will make a decision together which best serves your well-being and further quality of life.