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Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: York Co.(Hunt Sullivan Co)
I had extensive discussions with my opthamologist plus did some research re: monofocal vs the newer multifocal lenses. He left decision totally up to me plus my insurance fully covered both. He leaned more to the monofocal if wearing glasses wasn't burdensome to me. As I've worn specs for over 58 years...no big whup to me plus the new polycarbonite lenses in glasses are light as a feather, crystal sharp plus durable far better than plastic or glass..
They're still studying the newer multifocal as some patients are experiencing problems with decreases in far vision & increases in short and visa versa over time.. Also, the multifocal(in some) suffer with side effects that can make vision troublesome. In a study published by Cochrane, researchers found that people with multifocal lenses were also more likely to deal with glare and halos than people who had monofocal lenses. These issues can make driving at night difficult, as the lights from ongoing cars can leave such a big impact that it can be hard to see other items.
WW has had great success so the problems certainly not universal but I'm at the age I only wanted to deal with this once plus have high confidence in my opthamologist.
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Last edited by Loggy; 06-07-2019 at 03:40 PM.