DR. JOHN BLAYLOCK
Medical Director & Chief Surgeon, Valley Laser Eye Centre Hear what Dr. Blaylock has to say about cataracts and the different lens options available
• Symptoms of cataracts include blurry or cloudy vision, halos, glare or light sensitivity.
• Annual appointments with eye specialists are recommended for those over 40.
• Cataract surgery is highly technical and typically very safe, with a predictable outcome.
• There are four major classes of lens:
MONOFOCAL LENSES: Designed to provide clear distance vision. Will likely require glasses for reading and potentially for distance vision.
MONOFOCAL TORIC LENSES: Designed to provide clear distance vision and corrects for astigmatism. Will likely require glasses for reading.
EXTENDED DEPTH OF FOCUS LENSES: Provide good distance and intermediate vision and functional near vision. May require glasses for reading fine print.
TRIFOCAL LENSES: Provide good near, intermediate and distance vision. Provides the greatest independence from glasses.