TECNIS® Multifocal Lens

Designed to give patients back their youthful vision, the TECNIS® Multifocal Lens provides patients with high-quality vision at any distance, and in any light condition – even in low light.

The Procedure
Today, cataract removal is generally performed as an outpatient procedure under local or topical anesthesia. You will be fully awake, but you will be comfortable and feel no pain. You will arrive for surgery at your scheduled appointment time and need to plan to stay about 2 hours. The procedure itself usually takes about 15 minutes and is performed one eye at a time and 2-4 weeks apart.

To remove your cataract (clouded lens), your doctor will use a technique called phacoemulsification (phaco). Your doctor will make a tiny, 1/8-inch incision and insert a small phaco probe. The probe will break apart the clouded lens and remove it. Next, an IOL will be inserted through the same tiny incision into the lens capsule of your eye. Because this procedure is performed through an incision that is very small, your eye will be able to heal rapidly with little or no discomfort.

Following the procedure, you will usually be allowed to return home within an hour or so. Vision is restored immediately in most cases; however, vision usually continues to improve in the weeks following the procedure. Keep in mind that lens implants have been in use for about 50 years to treat cataracts. Over 15 million cataract and lens implant procedures are now performed each year worldwide.

Superior Results
The advanced TECNIS Multifocal is an implantable lens that restores vision after cataract surgery and corrects presbyopia (the need for reading glasses). It's the lens 94% of patients would choose again.

It delivers results superior to those of a standard multifocal lens and offers an excellent chance to become spectacle independent.

Exceptional Full Range of Vision
Only the advanced TECNIS Multifocal Lens enables you to see clearly at near, intermediate, and far distances without glasses in all light conditions.

Compare the following images. In the first image, which demonstrates vision with the TECNIS Multifocal Lens, you can see the coffee cup close up, the dashboard at intermediate, as well as road signs in the distance – all clearly.

Now, compare the second image. This image demonstrates what you might see with a monofocal lens. Although the intermediate and distance vision is clear, notice how the coffee cup is now blurry.

Nighttime Driving
Immediately after surgery, some patients may notice rings around lights when driving at night. However, as the eye adjusts to the lens, the visual impression of rings may lessen or go away over time.

Am I a Candidate?
If you are diagnosed with cataracts and are experiencing one or more of the following symptoms, you may be a candidate for the TECNIS Multifocal Lens:

  • Difficulty reading
  • Difficulty seeing close objects
  • Difficulty seeing to drive, especially at night
  • Changing glasses prescriptions
  • Needing bifocals

The Key-Whitman Advantage

We uniquely offer the convenience of the Doctor's office, the Outpatient Surgery Center and Optical Shop all under one roof. To better serve your needs, we have offices in Dallas, Plano, North Arlington and South Arlington and accept Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance plans.

The Key-Whitman Eye Center provides free parking near the front door. Special facilities, parking spaces and wheelchairs are available for the disabled.

  • Certified

    As a team of Board Certified Specialists, we are the qualified surgeons you can rely on to handle your procedure.

  • Experienced

    Our professionals have been devoted to serving the Dallas/ Fort Worth Metroplex for more than 50 years.

  • Advanced

    Our surgeons utilize only the most state-of-the-art equipment and techniques, all which are approved by the FDA.

  • Dedicated

    We are passionate about providing a lifetime of high quality, specialized eye care to meet our patients' needs.

  • Welcoming

    Our patients are our top priority, and every person who walks through our doors is treated with respect and care.

  • Award-Winning

    As a highly rated facility, our list of honors includes the Angie's List Super Service Award in Eye Care – Ophthalmology.