With so many amazing IOLs available, Cataract and Refractive Lens Exchange surgery can provide you freedom from glasses at practically every distance! Whether you desire multifocal implants to improve distance, intermediate, and near; monovision to allow one eye to see far and one to see close; or single focus IOLs for distance or near; each IOL is selected to meet your individual vision goals.
Once an IOL is in place, the focus it provides does not change over time. Additionally, unlike the natural lens, the IOL will not cloud up over your lifetime, so once you have had a cataract or refractive lens exchange procedure, you will never develop cataracts or need to repeat this surgery!
|Cell Phone||“Arm’s Length” Vision||Driving|
|Computers||Desktop Computer||Sporting Events|
|Food on a Plate||Cockpit||Theater|
Intraocular Lens Implant (IOL) Options
|Glasses – Free Vision Goal||Monofocal||Toric Monofocal||Extended Depth of Focus||Multifocal / Trifocal|
|Glasses After Surgery||Near and Intermediate||Near and Intermediate||Near||Occasional Near|
|Benefits Without Glasses||Improved DISTANCE Vision||Improved DISTANCE Vision||Improved DISTANCE Vision|
and INTERMEDIATE Vision
|Limitations||Glasses Needed for NEAR|
|Glasses Needed for NEAR|
|Glasses Needed for NEAR||Possible HALOS around|
lights at night
|Potential for Glare & Halos||Minimal||Minimal||Minimal||Minimal|
PanOptix® Trifocal and Trifocal Toric
AcrySof®IQ PanOptix® Trifocal Intraocular Lens (IOL) is the first approved trifocal lens replacement for cataract or lens replacement surgery. PanOptix is clinically shown to deliver exceptional near, intermediate and distance vision while significantly reducing the need for glasses after surgery.
The PanOptix® Trifocal IOL is a multifocal IOL that focuses images clearly onto the back of your eye (retina) to allow clear distance vision. In addition, the center of the PanOptix® lens allows for better near (reading) vision and intermediate (computer work) vision compared to a monofocal (single focus) lens.
TECNIS Synergy™ IOL
Similar to the PanOptix® Trifocal, the Synergy offers a wide range of vision from near through distance, reducing the need for glasses for most tasks.
AcrySof® IQ Vivity® and AcrySof® IQ Vivity® Toric
Vivity is the first-of-its-kind, Extended Vision Intraocular Lens (IOL), that uses X-WAVE™ technology to reduce your dependence on glasses. Vivity enables high-quality vision at far and intermediate ranges as well as functional up-close vision. The lens helps reduce the need for reading glasses that occurs with age. The lenses have been shown to improve both intermediate and near vision in those undergoing cataract or lens replacement surgery. Instead of rings, the Vivity lens uses a smooth surface pattern that creates an extended range of vision. It allows you to see clearly at distance and intermediate ranges, and everywhere in between. There are no rings on this lens, which decreases the likelihood that you will see halos at night.
AcrySof® Toric is a terrific option to reduce astigmatism while at the same time providing excellent distance or near vision. It can even be used to provide one eye with distance vision while the other eye is focused for near tasks, a treatment called monovision.