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. Monofocal lens implants can be placed with both eyes set for distance vision (TV and driving) or both eyes set for near vision (reading and computer). 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.