Hi, my name is Carol.
After cataract surgery, It’s important to me that I minimize my dependence on glasses. I wouldn’t mind wearing glasses for close reading only. It is most important that I can see far into the distance without glasses. Read a book without glasses is a close second. I don't drive at night often. So long as I could MINIMIZE my dependence on glasses, I wouldn’t mind some nighttime visual imperfections such as halos, starbursts, and/or glare around lights. If it’ll improve my quality of vision, I’d like to utilize the best technology available, even if my insurance doesn’t cover the entire treatment. You should know that I've had previous eye surgery to decrease my need for glasses. I've tried monovision before, and I DIDN'T like it.
Based on your responses, strongly consider PRESBYOPIA REDUCTION in conjunction with your cataract surgery. This will minimize your dependence on glasses. Patients who choose this option are least likely to require glasses after surgery. There are many types of Presbyopia correcting lenses, such as Multifocal lenses, Extended-Depth-of-Focus lenses, Trifocal lenses, and Accommodating lenses. Many of these lenses can decrease astigmatism too. Please discuss this option with your doctor to see if you are a good candidate, as there are many factors to consider when planning your surgery. EVERY patient benefits from a custom-tailored treatment. Your surgeon may recommend a laser-assisted procedure in certain situations.