The Tecnis® Multi-Focal Intra-Ocular Lens (IOL) is specifically designed to offer both distance and near vision. This lens is typically implanted at the time of cataract surgery. this premium lens is also used during an elective refractive lens exchange procedure. The goal in choosing the Tecnis® Multi-Focal IOL is to reduce or even eliminate your dependence on glasses or contact lenses.
The Tecnis® Multi-Focal IOL brings objects at varying distances into focus using a technology called diffraction. A series of rings on the entire inner surface of the Tecnis® Multi-Focal IOL focuses the light from objects in our vision at varying distances. This allows for a smooth transition of focus between distant, intermediate and near targets.
If you are interested in vision correction surgery but have been told you are not a candidate for LASIK laser vision correction, the Tecnis® Multi-Focal IOL might be a good option for you. Individuals over the age of 50 are typically the best candidates for refractive lens exchange with the Tecnis® Multi-Focal IOL. If you have trouble seeing at a distance as well as up close, or you require bifocals, this IOL might be a better complete vision solution for you!
The clinical studies supporting the FDA approval of the Tecnis® Multi-Focal IOL indicate that:
- After surgery nearly 9 out of 10 patients did not require glasses for any activity. 93.8% of bilaterally implanted patients stated that they functioned comfortably without glasses at all distances—near, intermediate, and far—at 1 year. 88% of bilaterally implanted patients reported never wearing glasses.
- Most patients achieved excellent image quality at all distances, under any lighting condition.
- Over 94% of study patients would choose TECNIS Multifocal IOL again.
If you would like to know more about the Tecnis® Multi-Focal IOL, the surgeons at Vance Thompson Vision encourage you to contact our office to schedule a consultation.
The LASIK procedure is the right answer for most patients who are considering refractive surgery to improve their vision. However, in patients with higher degrees of nearsightedness or farsightedness, the cornea may be too thin to allow full refractive correction.
In these cases, surgical implants may be the best alternative. These special devices are placed in the eyes to improve their focusing ability.