Multifocal Lenses – How They Work

Dr. Anthony Roberts earned his doctor of medicine from University of Maryland School of Medicine. Skilled in Lasik as well as other ophthalmological procedures, he joined Shady Grove Ophthalmology in 2002, where he continues to treat patients today. Dr. Anthony Roberts employs state-of-the-art advancements such as multifocal intraocular lenses to treat eye disease.

Anyone with reading glasses knows that taking glasses on and off just to read a dinner menu or e-mail is inconvenient. One of the most advanced lens treatments, multifocal intraocular lenses (or IOLs for short) are implants designed to help visually impaired patients see at varying distances using points of reference.

Bifocal lenses allow the patient to view near and distant objects by looking through two different parts of the lenses: the top to view faraway objects and the bottom to see closer objects. Patients who receive multifocal IOLs can look at any object, at any distance, and the IOL readjusts automatically. After conquering a slight learning curve, such as learning how far to hold magazines and books from the eyes for optimum viewing distance, patients can enjoy reading and driving without glasses.


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Dr. Anthony Roberts

LASIK surgery is the number-one elective surgery in the United States, and Dr. Anthony Roberts, operating out of his private practice, Shady Grove Ophthalmology, is one of the most experienced LASIK surgeons in the greater Washington, DC region. Located in Rockville, Maryland, Shady Grove Ophthalmology features state-of-the-art technologies to match the training and care provided by its physicians. Dr. Roberts has performed over 55,000 refractive surgeries in his 15 years of experience, and he holds certification to perform laser surgery using VISX technology. Before opening his own practice, Dr. Anthony Roberts earned his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. While there, he received acclaim for his ophthalmology research. He served as Chief Resident while completing his residency at Nassau University Medical Center and Stony Brook University. Currently, he acts as Chairman of Ophthalmology at Shady Grove Hospital. An avid football fan, Dr. Anthony Roberts also holds the distinction of being the Chief Ophthalmologist for the Washington Redskins. Individuals who visit LASIK surgeon Dr. Anthony Roberts will receive an honest appraisal of their vision needs. Dr. Roberts and his staff at Shady Grove Ophthalmology pride themselves on providing premium care. This begins with a frank assessment of the patient's vision, followed by a discussion of the benefits and risk of LASIK corrective eye surgery. Whatever the treatment, Dr. Anthony Roberts upholds a commitment to providing personalized care at Shady Grove Ophthalmology. To schedule an appointment or to learn more information, please visit the website at or call the office at (301) 279-0600.

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