What Are Multifocal IOLs, and Should I Get Them?

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What Are Multifocal IOLs, and Are They Right for Me? | ChicagoWhen your doctor has told you that laser cataract surgery is your best chance to see normally again, chances are you’re thinking of restoring your sight to where it was before the cataracts began clouding your vision. Certainly you’re not thinking of improving on the way you used to be able to see. However, multifocal lenses make this a possibility.

Ophthalmology has spent the last few decades discovering all sorts of technologies and procedures that were previously impossible. Where cataracts used to be practically untreatable, we can now replace the clouded lens of your eye with an intraocular lens, or IOL, that restores your sight.

And now, thanks to further advances, we can craft a lens that improves your vision from what it used to be. Multifocal IOLs can allow you to:

  • Expand your range of vision
  • Correct nearsightedness while preserving far vision
  • Read distant road signs and nearby printed instructions with equal ease
  • Go glasses free, in some cases

Traditional IOLs mimicked the shape of your natural lens, but could only make you see as well as the rest of your eye would permit. New premium IOL implants can correct issues with your cornea or other parts of your eye that prevent you from seeing perfectly clearly.

Foulkes Vision is proud to offer a variety of multifocal and premium IOLs for all sorts of vision issues. To get more information about which lens is the best for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Foulkes, either through this web page or by dialing 630-724-1400. Dr. Foulkes serves patients in Chicago, Lombard, and the surrounding areas.