Cataract surgery is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that provides you the chance to restore your vision based on which intraocular lens you and your eye doctor select. There are lens choices beyond your province standard of care lens and you should balance the costs at time of surgery versus the potential savings on prescription eyewear for the rest of your life. Knowing your lens options empowers you to make an informed decision with your eye doctor about which lens will best suit you and your lifestyle.
Please answer the following questions, to help determine which lens is right for you.
How important is reducing your dependency on eyeglasses or contacts after cataract surgery?
It’s very important to me that I be without eyeglasses as much as possible after surgery
It’s important to me that I be free of eyeglasses most of the time after surgery, but I understand that I may need them for some tasks, such as up-close tasks like knitting
Reducing my dependency on eyeglasses after surgery isn’t important to me
Are you bothered by glare or halos from lights while driving at night (for example, from oncoming headlights or streetlamps)?
Yes, a great deal
No, not really
I’m not sure / not applicable
Which of the following images best represents how you’d like to see after cataract surgery?
Which of the following is more important to you?
Being able to drive at night without glares or halos
Being able to read fine print (e.g. newspapers, nutrition labels) clearly without glasses
Unsure / no preference
The following questions will help evaluate what is most important to you about how you would like to see after cataract surgery. Please choose the answer that best applies.
Being able to do needlepoint, woodwork or similar up-close tasks without glasses
Being able to play sports glasses-free
Having clear vision at night, without halos or glares while I drive
Do you have any other eye conditions besides cataracts (for example, glaucoma or macular degeneration)?
Have you previously had eye surgery, such as LASIK or PRK?
Trifocal Lens Recommendation
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You want to see the world clearly and with less dependence on glasses. A trifocal lens might be right for you. Share these vision goals with your eye doctor who can tell you if you’re a candidate for an Alcon Advanced Lens.
You may be a good candidate for either a trifocal lens or an extended range of vision lens. Discuss your vision goals further with your eye doctor to see which lens would work best for you.
Extended Vision Lens Recommendation
You want to see the world clearly, but don’t mind if it’s through reading glasses every now and then. Seeing well in low light, such as nighttime, is important to you. An extended range of vision lens might be right for you. Share these vision goals with your eye doctor who can tell you if you’re a candidate for an Alcon Advanced Lens.