A Multifocal IOL is a presbyopia-correcting lens. Trifocal lenses, too, are presbyopia-correcting lenses. These presbyopia-correcting lenses are one type of cataract lenses or Cataract IOLs that a patient can choose before cataract surgery. Here is the list of all types of IOLs. Presbyopia means needing to wear glasses for reading or looking at the phone, or looking at the menu at a restaurant. If one asked for multifocal lenses in India, these lenses would be the most expensive.
When one has reading glasses, one may take steps to avoid the inconvenience of having to take reading glasses off frequently. A person might wear reading glasses around their neck, scatter multiple pairs around the house or wear bifocals all the time. Some even choose to wear the reading glasses over the nose and then look above them to see things far.
To get the greatest freedom from eyeglasses after cataract surgery, you might want to consider this presbyopia correction lens or multifocal intraocular lens IOLs. These lenses expand your range of glasses-free clear vision.
In the past, the primary goal of cataract surgery was to restore a person’s vision for driving, watching TV, and other distance vision tasks. To see up close, a person would need to wear bifocals or reading glasses after cataract removal. Patients used reading glasses to correct the post-surgical presbyopia.
Presbyopia means the need to wear glasses for reading. Progressive glasses provide clear vision for far and near without having to switch between removing and wearing your glasses.
Today, priorities have changed, and people like to have clear vision for computers and reading without glasses. Such individuals choose these presbyopia correction lenses or Multifocal IOLs to correct vision far away, up close, and all distances in between.
Unlike conventional “single vision” or Monofocal IOLs, these presbyopia correction lenses (Multifocal IOLs / Trifocal IOLs) are a type of cataract lens that helps patients see at varying distances. These lenses aim to provide functional vision at different distances to minimize glasses.
Although they might still prefer to wear glasses for prolonged reading, most patients experience freedom from glasses. They can perform tasks like driving, looking at cell phones, photos, price tags, product labels, and menus without needing glasses.
Please consult your doctor to know more and ensure that you are the right candidate for this type of lens.
If one were to ask their eye doctor for multifocal lenses in India, they would find that these are the more expensive lenses available. Here is an article on Cataract surgery prices in Mumbai.
At Eye Solutions, Mumbai, these presbyopia correction lenses range from Rs 70000 to 89000 per eye. These are all-inclusive packages and include all the charges. We also provide eye drops and protective glasses post-surgery.
There are, however, multiple options you can choose from if these are too expensive. Quite a few companies manufacture these lenses. E.g., Indian lenses would be cheaper packages than foreign lens packages.
Another lens type is called Extended Depth of Focus Lenses (EDOF). These may not be cheaper, but you could read about them.