Multifocal lenses

Glass-free with lens treatment

At the age of 45-50, it becomes more difficult to see at a short distance. It is called presbyopia. The reason is that over time the eye’s lens becomes less flexible and cannot adapt to different distances to the same degree as before. For a person with normal vision, this means that the eye can no longer focus at close range, but instead sees excellently at a long distance.

The eye loses its ability to zoom in and out (accommodation ability). Lens surgery is mostly offered to those customers who already have presbyopia or emerging presbyopia or cataracts. A lens surgery can significantly increase your quality of life and make you independent of glasses.

The technique for the correction of presbyopia is called RLE (refractive lens exchange) or PreLex operation (presbyopic lens exchange) and is basically the same as cataract, which is one of the world’s most frequently performed operations.

At Copenhagen Eye Centre (Øjenlægernes Center), we can offer you an RLE operation with the groundbreaking Multifocal lenses. It allows you to see things clearly again without glasses – both at a distance, at a mid-range distance and very close. With the Multifocal lens you can get a good view at all distances.

Worth knowing about multifocal lens surgeries

  • \We usually operate on both eyes on the same day.
  • \The operation is a routine procedure.
  • \It is an outpatient procedure with a drop of anesthetic
  • \Most people resume work after 3-4 days
  • \The operation possibly removes cataracts and this will never occur afterwards.
  • \Some patients experience when driving that they see a bright ring (glare) around the headlights of oncoming cars and from other light sources. It is usually a minor discomfort and usually subsides with time.
  • \The distributing the light over several focal points causes a certain loss of contrast. This means that a little more light is needed to achieve the same contrast in the image - on the other hand, you now do not need glasses.

Is the vision no longer what it has been?

A multi-power lens has not just two – but three – focal points, which make it possible to see clearly both when reading, driving or sitting at the computer. The multifocal lens is made up of rings with several different refractions, which makes it possible to focus at all distances.

This means that the light sent through the lens forms three (trifocal) sharp images on the retina. One image is for distance vision, the other for reading and intermediate distance. The brain itself selects the image to be used. In this way, the Multifocal lenses can make you spectacle-free through lens surgery.

After the operation

After the operation, the reading vision usually becomes sharpest quickly, but the vision at a distance can be experienced as a bit blurred until the brain has become accustomed to the lenses.


Percent of these are satisfied with the achieved vision quality after surgery (Studies in the United States)


Will be spectacle-free for the rest of their lives


Percent of these are satisfied with the achieved vision quality after surgery

Your way to better vision

Feel safe throughout the process


Preliminary study

During the preliminary examination, your eyesight and eyes are carefully measured with the market’s most advanced equipment to determine whether you are suitable for lens surgery. The examination lasts approximately 2 hours.


Preparation for the operation

The day before or on the day of surgery, we recommend that you take a shower, wash your face and remove eye make-up. Our staff goes over what needs to happen and answers your questions.


The operation

In the operating room, the doctor and nurse perform the operation using microscopes as well as technical equipment and instruments.


After the operation

After surgery, our experienced staff will give you detailed instructions on the aftercare to ensure a comfortable and trouble-free healing process. We are here to support you.

Hear eye surgeon Sven talk about the process from start to finish

We help you with better vision

At Copenhagen Eye Centre (Øjenlægernes Center) you will meet an experienced and dedicated team of surgeons who work with a high and uncompromising professionalism in all eye treatments. We aim for a personal and safe environment for all our patients, and we make a point of having a clear dialogue with you about your procedure. You are in the best hands when you choose us.

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