With this type of lens, your vision will be in focus at just one distance – either near, far, or intermediate distance. You also have the option of having different lenses in each eye so that you can see at two different distances. This is called monovision, which is useful, but can take some getting used to.
- If you suffer from astigmatism, you may be able to have this fixed by a monofocal lens called a toric lens, which could improve your vision more than having a standard monofocal lens fitted.
- If you still require glasses after you have had your surgery, you may find that you have better vision in low light than you would have had if you had chosen multifocal lenses, as multifocals can have an impact on your ability to cope with contrasts in low light.
- If you take the option to improve your distance vision, you will still need to use glasses when reading. This also works in reverse – if you have chosen to improve your short sightedness, you may need to wear glasses for distance - for example when you are driving.
- If you have astigmatism and choose to go for the standard monofocal lens, you could find that your vision is still blurred, and you may still suffer from short sightedness or long sightedness.