In the past, the primary goal of cataract surgery was to restore a person's vision for driving, watching television, and other distance vision tasks.
To see clearly up close, a person would need to wear bifocals or reading glasses after cataract removal to correct the inevitable post-surgical presbyopia.
But today, cataract patients have the choice of multifocal IOLs that can correct vision far away, up close and all distances in between.
These advanced presbyopia correcting intraocular lens are in many ways similar to bifocal and multifocal contact lenses And because multifocal IOLs are implanted inside the eye, they don't require any care and routine replacement like contact lenses do.
Many patients who choose multifocal intraocular lenses find they can be glasses-free or may only need reading glasses occasionally for reading small print after cataract surgery.
Your insurance will fully cover the surgical fees for this type if lens, however a supplement will be required for the cost of the actual lens implant. This will be explained by your insurer when you request authorisation.