Whereas multifocal IOLs provide several different focusing distances within the same lens, accommodating IOLs have only one focusing distance in the lens; but the lens actually allows your eye to change focusing distances as you look at distant or near objects.
This is similar to the way you could focus up close or far away when you were younger.
Furthermore, because a multifocal IOL is considered a premium lens, it is not typically covered by insurance or Medicare.
The spherical design of monofocal lenses means that they are only capable of providing vision correction for nearsightedness or farsightedness.Although it is possible to attempt to correct one eye for distance vision and one for near vision (monovision), monofocal lens recipients generally require reading glasses or bifocals for close reading vision after surgery.Multifocal IOLs address this issue directly by offering a lens replacement solution that boasts an aspherical design capable of restoring vision across varying distances.Your surgeon can help you decide which lens is best based on your lifestyle and focusing needs.Multifocal IOLs are more expensive than traditional monofocal IOLs.
You should see well without glasses virtually right away, and you’ll be back to your everyday routine the day after surgery.