Monday, May 20, 2013

Peripheral Vision with Multifocal Lens Implants

Question: Does the Tecnis® Multifocal Lens Implant provide good peripheral vision or is it restricted as in trifocal glasses?  Is the glare and halo going to impair my night time driving?

Answer: In general lens implants do not restrict your peripheral vision-even multifocal lens implants. As you indicate they can create glare and halo and night driving problems for some patients. For the vast majority of patients there is a time period after which the optical effects that create the glare, halo and possible night driving problems are no longer noticed and you “learn” to see with them and simply adapt and no longer find these effects annoying.

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