Monofocal lens implants also known as a “standard lens” are a fine choice for a person that does not mind being dependent on glasses for the rest of their life. A monofocal lens implant can be surgically placed within both eyes for distance vision (TV, driving, and distance sight) or monofocal lens implants can be inserted into both eyes for near vision (reading, computer usage, and near sight). These lens implants are “single focus” and only work for one of these ranges of vision. Most patients who select this implant choose distance vision for both eyes and need glasses for reading after surgery. There is no additional charge for this implant and it is typically covered by Medicare and most insurance companies.