A monofocal intraocular lens is a typical standard intraocular lens. With this lens, vision without glasses is usually only possible either at a distance or in some cases at a close distance. Glasses are still required for the other distance.
Alternatively, there is the possibility of implanting a multifocal intraocular lens. With this lens you have the chance to see clearly without glasses – both in the distance, the intermediate and in the near.
EDOF intraocular lenses (extended-depth-of-focus lenses; lenses with an extended depth of field) can also enable eyeglass-independent vision at several distances, in this case distance and intermediate ranges.
Toric intraocular lenses can correct a pre-existing corneal astigmatism.