I‘ve worn progressive lens eyeglasses since I was forty. I need correction for all distances. The glasses worked fine for nearly everything I do, except pool. There is just no way I could get my head into position to look through the lenses, I was always looking over them and seeing the balls with an offset ghost image. Finally, last year at age seventy-five I had cataract surgery and lens replacement. I chose PanOptix trifocal implants. Trifocals were approved for use in Europe several years ahead of the US. I think they have only been in use here for the last 3-5 years. Don’t quote me on that, I‘m not sure.
My results have been excellent. I have not worn glasses for anything since my second eye was completed, two weeks after the first. The only minor negative sideffect is halos around oncoming car lights at night. But that is a well known issue that was pointed out to me before I made the decision. It is not much worse than the starbursts that I experienced before the surgery. But most importantly I can see pool balls everywhere on the table without ghost images.
Six months after I had my eyes done, my wife elected to have the same surgery and the same implants. Her eyes were not as bad as mine, but she has had the same excellent results, no prescription eyeglasses for any reason.
For more information just google “trifocals implants“ or “PanOptix.” Also, check Youtube, there are some good videos there. Checkout “Symphony“ lenses as well, they are “extended focal length“ lenses.
if you think this is right for you, be prepared for the cost and make sure you have a qualified surgeon you trust. Don’t look for insurance help, they typically only cover monofocal implants.