What is the main difference between a multifocal and an ordinary lens?
The optics of a multifocal lens is very complex and is designed so that it bends light under different angles. This allows a multifocal lens to restore visual acuity when looking at near and far objects despite the onset of age-related farsightedness. After multifocal lens insertion, the patient no longer needs glasses for reading or for seeing at a distance. This also applies to patients who need cataract surgery and decide in favour of multifocal lens insertion.
Is it possible for the multifocal lens to blur over time?
We use only the highest quality multifocal lenses manufactured by renowned specialists that are proven to be safe and that do not change over time, which means that the lens practically cannot get blurred. A complication that can occur but which can also successfully be repaired is the later development of posterior capsule opacification – the blurring of the capsule in which the artificial lens is placed. If this occurs, the opacification is corrected in a relatively simple manner with a completely painless laser procedure that takes just a few minutes and is performed at the clinic as an outpatient procedure.
Is eye lens insertion a painful procedure?
No. The surgical procedure of multifocal lens insertion is the same as in cataract surgery. We perform this procedure at the clinic under eye-drop anesthesia. With this procedure, eye-drop local anesthesia is used very simply to numb the eye and to make the surgery completely painless.
How much time does the surgery take?
Age-related farsightedness correction surgery with multifocal lens insertion is a short procedure that takes 10 to 15 minutes. You should, however, plan on being at the clinic for about two hours on the day of your surgery.
Is it possible to undergo surgery for both eyes at the same time?
The operative treatment of multifocal lens insertion is usually performed on both eyes at the same time.
Does health insurance reimburse the cost of surgery?
No. This is a surgery that is performed on a healthy eye, so it is not covered by health insurance companies and is entirely self paid.
What if I won’t be able to get used to seeing through the multifocal lens?
Everyone adapts to the multifocal lens, you just need some time for the adjustment. In the worst case scenario, the patient still needs glasses for reading or working on the computer after multifocal lens insertion.