The Observer/Guardian have reported problems in some patients who have had the Mplus X lens implanted at the time of cataract surgery or refractive lens exchange surgery. The Mplus X is a specific type of multifocal lens and differs from the Mplus Comfort and other Mplus lenses. Some of the subsequent headlines related to this lens have been sensationalist and alarming in nature suggesting blindness and loss of vision. This has understandably led to a lot of scared and concerned patients. Patients should be reassured that the Mplus X lens is an optical device much like a glasses lens and does not cause blindness. In fact patients having problems with the lens should be able to have the lens removed and replaced for a different lens to return clear vision. Any patients who have had this lens and are concerned should discuss this with their eye surgeon.