Monofocal lens implants are capable of correcting distance vision or near vision but not both.
When choosing a monofocal lens implant, most patients elect to have their distance vision corrected. For patients who do not have significant corneal astigmatism, there is a very high likelihood that they won’t need glasses for far vision. However, these patients will still require reading glasses for near tasks. Additionally, glare and halos around lights can be significantly reduced. Another benefit of the standard monofocal lens is that they don’t require any additional costs above insurance co-pays, co-insurance and/or deductible.