Does putting on and taking off your glasses every day hold you back? Do reading glasses make you feel older? Would you like a good vision at all distances without the need to wear glasses?
Implantation of multifocal lenses during an intervention called refractive lens replacement, or during cataract surgery, makes it possible to regain good both distance and near vision and get rid of glasses. Multifocal lenses can be considered for most people over 45 who wear reading glasses and want to lead an active glasses- and constraint-free life.
We are witnessing that we all lead more and more active and dynamic lives. Whether it's about work activities and workplace requirements, leisure, such as sports activities in the form of tennis, football and other, different hobbies, travel, spending time in nature and other types of active vacation.
And just in the period when a person is the most active and fulfilled, around the age of forty-five, they begin to notice they are having more and more difficulties reading, that they barely see the text on a mobile phone and computer, that objects at a close distance are out of focus, only to become completely dependent on constantly putting on and taking off reading glasses by the age of fifty.
For many of us, it is the first sign of aging, and due to an active lifestyle, many people find it very difficult to accept that they have suddenly become completely dependent on optical aids such as glasses, which significantly and daily reduces their quality of life.
Implantation of multifocal lenses during an intervention called refractive lens replacement makes it possible to regain good both distance and near vision and get rid of glasses
Presbyopia or age-related farsightedness is the professional name for reading diopters that usually appear around the age of forty-five.Learn more
Multifocal lenses are intraocular lenses that provide patients with clear all distance vision and independence from wearing glasses.Learn more
In order to be fit for multifocal lens implantation, several conditions must be met.Learn more
Refractive lens replacement is an intervention used to remove the natural eye lens and replace it with an artificial intraocular lens, usually a multifocal lens.Learn more
The importance of the most accurate and complete diagnostic equipment for refractive lens replacement and multifocal or other premium lens implantation is reflected in good patient selection.Learn more
With the advancement of technology, primarily the recent progress in the optical design of multifocal lenses, patients have the opportunity like never before to enjoy the benefits of good eyevision at all distances without the need to wear glasses. For a large number of people who lead active lives and do not give up before the limitations their dependence on glasses brings, multifocal lens implantation can be a permanent solution that will significantly improve their quality of life.
Because premium lenses require premium service: a thorough preoperative examination, a flawlessly performed surgery, patience and advice during postoperative checkups, and state-of-the-art technology
Multifocal lenses are lenses that are implanted in place of the natural eye lens and allow clear vision at all distances without the need to wear glasses
People who are older than 45 and who already have reading glasses
No, they can also be implanted in patients without cataract in an intervention called refractive lens replacement
Most often, it is necessary to fit a multifocal lens in both eyes so that the patient has the best possible eyevision
Yes, but trifocal lenses are most often implanted today, which provide the clearest eyevision at a distance (driving, watching television, sports activity), then at a mid-distance of about 60 cm (working on a computer) and close-up at about 40 cm (reading, using a mobile phone).
No, once implanted, multifocal lenses remain permanently in the eye
No, multifocal lenses are the universal lenses that provide good eyevision at all distances without wearing glasses. Aspherical monofocal lenses provide the best quality of eyevision, but after their implantation, it is necessary to wear glasses
95% of patients do not need to wear glasses after their implantation. However, 5% of patients sometimes need additional glasses, usually in low light conditions or reading tiny texts.
Most patients notice light scattering and glare in nighttime conditions in the first few postoperative weeks or months. After a period of getting used to it, most patients don't notice it, or it doesn't bother them
Yes, farsighted or highly nearsighted people who wear both distance and reading glasses benefit most from them. They are most rarely implanted in patients who have small and medium minus diopters and can read without glasses
It is possible to return to most work activities a few days after the surgery
A person who is highly motivated not to wear distance or reading glasses and is ready to make compromises in terms of appearing optical phenomena in low-light conditions
Even though multifocal lenses are an excellent solution for most patients, some patients are not ideal candidates for their implantation. This primarily holds for people engaged in nighttime driving, such as professional drivers, and people not prepared for seeing certain optical phenomena that are more or less present after multifocal lens implantation. EDOF (extended depth of focus) Vivity lenses are an excellent alternative for these patients.
Alcon Vivity is a revolutionary EDOF (extended depth of focus lens) premium intraocular lens for patients over 45 years of age with both distance and reading diopters. After Vivity lens implantation, patients can see at a distance and mid-distance (working on a computer), use a mobile phone, or read a newspaper in good lighting without glasses. Their primary advantage is that, compared to multifocal lenses, they allow patients to have very good eyevision in nighttime and better quality of distance eyevision compared to multifocal lenses. They are an excellent solution for people who are not ready for the compromises and the period of getting used to multifocal lenses, and who don't mind occasionally using reading glasses (for more prolonged reading, reading smaller texts, or reading in low light).
Dr. Vladimir Suvajac, director of Profesional Eye Hospital, is the leading and most experienced surgeon in Serbia when it comes to implanting these lenses. At the recently held national congress of ophthalmologists in Serbia, Dr. Suvajac had the privilege to present as a guest lecturer his experiences with Vivity lenses to colleagues who are just planning to start using these lenses in their clinical practice.
Since we are all different and have different habits and lifestyle needs, there is no one-size-fits-all lens. For some patients, the ideal choice is multifocal lenses, and for others, EDOF lenses. So, where is the difference?
Compared to multifocal lenses, they produce a bit better distance visual aquity/quality
In night time conditions, they produce mush less optical disturbances like halo or glare compared to multifocal lenses, and that is why they are a beter fit for night time drivers.
When implanting premium intraocular lenses such as multifocal and toric lenses, one of the critical aspects of the intervention and a prerequisite for a good postoperative outcome and eyevision is the ideal lens centering during the surgery. Profesional Eye Hospital is one of the few institutions in the region with the Alcon Verion system for the most precise intraoperative premium lens centering.