The goal of these lenses is to decrease your dependency on reading glasses after cataract surgery. There are two general categories of such lenses, accommodative and multifocal. Accommodative lenses try to mimic the natural focussing mechanism of your eye to allow you to see at both distance and near after surgery. Multifocal lenses consist of zones or rings that focus light from two distances, giving you the ability to focus on both distant and near targets. Patients may adjust to these lenses differently, and therefore outcomes may vary. Patients do best when these lenses are placed in both eyes.