Multifocal IOL and Monofocal IOL


During cataract or refractive lens exchange surgery, natural lenses are replaced by intraocular lenses (IOL) for correcting visual impairment. IOL surgery involves low risks, minimal discomfort, and a short recovery time. There are many different types of intraocular lenses that you can choose from.

Multifocal IOL

Multifocal lenses can often offer excellent distance and near vision. If your job requires you to work at a computer all day, multifocal IOL could be the perfect choice for you.

This type of lens will allow you to see near and far – similar to varifocal glasses. The lenses work by using several different optical powers at varying points across the lens. Patients undergoing multifocal IOL implantation are more likely to be glasses free. There is a risk of glare and lower contrast sensitivity.

Monofocal IOL

Monofocal lenses correct your vision at only one distance. Most patients receive monofocal lenses for distance vision, but need glasses for reading and other close-up work.

During the consultation your surgeons will explain the advantages and disadvantages of each type of lens. You can then choose the optimal solution for your health needs and lifestyle.