Ask an Eye M.D. Answer Archive
Please read our important medical disclaimer.
Conventional IOLs are monofocal — meaning they tend to be optimal for one distance but not others. If an individual’s focus is set relatively close, that means that their natural vision may be good for reading, but not for distance. One could definitely wear distance contact lenses to see in the distance without glasses. Many patients like the flexibility of wearing a contact lens to move their natural focus for distance, but not having this always be the case (by leaving out the contact lens).
Answered by: David F. Chang, MD
Have a question that hasn't been answered yet? Ask it!
Answered: Oct 22, 2013
Search for Questions & Answers
Meet Our Experts
- Your questions are answered by more than two dozen members of the American Academy of Ophthalmology who volunteer their time with EyeSmart.