I had originally only planned on having 1 eye done (since the other was 20/20 correctible still), but when the patch came off the next day I discovered it might be hard to adapt to the difference in vision between the two eyes even with a contact lens in the other eye.
I might have quickly adapted if I'd taken the time, but I decided I didn't want to risk it, so I had the 2nd eye operated on a few hours later.
The Crystalens is able to give sharper vision at a wider range of distances; however it is more expensive than a monofocal lens, and is usually not covered by insurance, since the upgrade is considered not medically necessary.
Crystalens vs Multifocal Lens The most common Multifocal Intraocular Lenses are known by their brand names of Acry Sof IQ Re STOR by Alcon and Re Zoom and Tecnis made by Abbott Medical Optics.
It is a new type of "extended depth of focus" lens that uses a different design than multifocal and accommodating lenses.Crystalens is known as a 'Premium Intraocular Lens' and is particularly suited to those over the age of 40 who have presbyopia.This condition lengthens eyesight as the focusing system becomes less flexible with age and near sight becomes more difficult.When the ciliary muscle of the eye contracts it causes the lens to move forward and the patient can focus on objects that are near.When it relaxes, it allows the lens to reshape and focus on intermediate objects.