TECNIS® Multifocal Lens
The advanced TECNIS® Multifocal Lens is an implantable lens that significantly improves vision after cataract surgery and corrects presbyopia (the need for reading glasses). Designed to help you regain younger vision and be free of glasses, the TECNIS® Multifocal Lens can provide you with high-quality vision at all distances and in all lighting conditions—even in dim light.
If you enjoy activities such as reading, boating, quilting, playing golf, sightseeing, or surfing the Internet, the TECNIS® Multifocal Lens allows you to lead an active lifestyle.
TECNIS® Multifocal IOL can provide
• High-quality vision even in low-light environments, such as reading a menu in a dim restaurant or driving at night
• Excellent vision for all distances—near, far, and everything in between
• Nearly 9 out of 10 patients never have to wear glasses
• Over 94% of patients would choose the TECNIS® Multifocal Lens again, according to a recent clinical study.
TECNIS® MULTIFOCAL FAQ's
Q. Is the TECNIS® Multifocal Lens procedure safe?
A. Every surgical procedure has risks and potential side effects. Dr. Levine will explain these in full detail. However, the lens removal and lens implant technique used in the TECNIS® Multifocal Lens procedure is performed over 15 million times per year worldwide and is recognized for its safety and predictability.
Q. How long will it be before I see well?
A. Everyone heals at a different rate, but in most cases, you will notice improved vision almost immediately after your procedure. You may, however, have an adjustment period and see some glare or halos around bright lights. In most cases, this goes away over a period of weeks or months.
Q. Will I be totally free from glasses?
A. Many people with the TECNIS® Multifocal Lens experience the best eyesight they've had in years. In fact, nearly 9 out of 10 people do not require glasses after receiving a TECNIS® Multifocal implantable lens.
Q. Am I a candidate for the TECNIS® Multifocal Lens?
A. If you've been diagnosed with cataracts, you may be a candidate for the TECNIS® Multifocal Lens. Whether the TECNIS® Multifocal Lens is the right choice for you depends on your personal preferences, lifestyle, and the overall health of your eyes. Dr. Levine will make a recommendation following a complete eye exam.
Q. How is the TECNIS® Multifocal Lens different from traditional monofocal IOLs?
A: The TECNIS® Multifocal Lens is a multifocal intraocular lens. Unlike traditional monofocal (single-vision) lens implants, the TECNIS® Multifocal Lens provides quality vision at all distances – near (reading), intermediate (computer use or cooking), and far (driving). Traditional monofocal lenses usually provide good vision only at a distance with limited ability to see objects that are near without glasses.
Q. How does the TECNIS® Multifocal Lens replace the cataract?
A: The natural lens inside the eye is gently removed through a tiny incision in the periphery of your eye's cornea. The cataract-impaired lens is then removed through this incision and the lens implant is inserted in its place to permanently replace it. With a skilled surgeon the procedure is brief and the recovery time is minimal.