Standard, insurance covered IOLs are called monofocal or “one focus”. These lenses do not correct for astigmatism and are focused at one vision zone only, typically distance. This means the recipient of the monofocal IOL will require glasses to see clearly at all distances. Moreover, if the monofocal IOL is chosen to target distance vision, near vision will be completely non-functional and blurry without reading glasses. Menus, pricetags, cellphone, tablets, laptop, newspaper and other reading material, putting on make-up: all these tasks will require assistance in the form of spectacles or magnifying device (e.g. mirror).