Take the time to review the many posts from people unhappy with multifocal IOLs especially ReZoom. Under no circumstance would I ever recommend a patient have a ReZoom IOL. In a Jan eye surgery meeting here in Kansas City over 200 eye surgeons in a show of hands NONE would have a ReZoom put in their eyes. TELLS YOU SOMETHING.
Most successful and least expensive have monofocal aspheric IOL like Tecnis put in eye with modified mini-monovision option.
If you are prepared for the extra risk and expense of multifocal IOL and don't mind wearing glasses over them sometimes than use Crystalens for distance and ReStor for reading eye.
No real advantage to using multifocal contacts as they do not approximate the multifocal IOL experience.
many, MANY complaints about ReZoom on this board. also several patients who were nearsighted before surgery and could read comfortably without glasses have complained about making an adjustment to a monofocal distance lens and not being able to see up close without glasses.
the new Crystalens HD might work for you, you might still need weak glasses for some things but it might give you the best range of vision.
I've seen all the adverse info about ReZoom and decided to eliminate them from contention. Since I'm pretty sure I would be in the group whose vision would not be fully corrected with multifocal it would mean continued use of glasses or contacts. I'm inclined to think that a combination of monofocal lenses and correction of astigmatism would provide the best long term solution for me. Then I could just wear soft contacts. Of course then there's the additional decision of near or far vision correction. I did have contacts in the past with one eye for distance and one for near, but found after a couple of weeks that I was getting headaches and not seeing real well at either distance. It's why I thought, even if it would be an additional cost, getting multifocal contact lenses as a test before the surgery could give me an inkling of what my vision would be like and avoid $$$$ if I didn't like the result. Dr Hagan said that would not be a reasonable evaluation. I'm also concerned about night driving and don't want to limit my independence and multifocal lenses seem to have more halos, reflections, etc.
There's too many choices!!
I really appreciate your input to this very important decision
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