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It really is a matter of personal choice. The multifocal intraocular lens will, like the monofocal lens, last a lifetime however it gives a different visual experience.
Like all things in life nothing is free -- and if you want clear near, intermediate and distance vision using one lens -- there are some trade offs.
With the specialized lens you loose some contrast sensitivity and clarity of vision at most distances although many patients do not find this to be a problem. Also it is not unusual to have glare problems, especially when driving at night, with this type of lens.
Also, as I'm sure you know, there is a significant out of pocket expense to have the multifocal lens implanted as medicare and insurance companies do not cover this option.
Here is an excellent web page from a highly trusted source that discusses this issue in depth:
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