Our medical director and experienced ophthalmic surgeon Dr. Zlatko Arnaudovski answers questions on Cataract surgery and Multifocal lenses.
Who are ideal candidates?
People who are somewhere between the ages of 40 and 45, who have trouble reading, writing, or working nearby. If you avoid the text you are reading, you need more light and you feel tired or have a headache it is a sign that you have entered a period of presbyopia (aging diopters). It is a natural process of aging of the eye, especially when the natural lens of the eye loses its elasticity and finds it harder to focus on nearby objects. If you have not worn glasses before, you will start wearing reading glasses. If you have already worn glasses for far, now you get another pair for glasses for near. If you work on a computer and it is at a medium distance (between near and far), you will need a third pair of glasses, because the glasses for your proximity are strong, and for distance, you are weak for the same distance. In those moments, to avoid the inconvenience and wearing three pairs of glasses, you wonder what to do and what is the right solution for you? Then you are an ideal candidate for implanting multifocal lenses.