Depending on the type of IOL you choose, Cataract and Refractive Lens Exchange surgery can provide freedom from glasses at all ranges! Whether you choose multifocal implants to improve distance, intermediate, and near, monovision to allow one eye to see far and one to see close, or single vision for distance or near, the IOL is selected to correct your individual prescription needs.
Once the IOL is in place, the focus it provides does not degrade over time. Additionally, unlike the natural lens, the IOL will not cloud up over your lifetime, so once you have cataract surgery or a refractive lens exchange procedure, you will never develop cataracts or need to repeat this surgery!
PanOptix® Trifocal and Trifocal Toric
AcrySof®IQ PanOptix® Trifocal Intraocular Lens (IOL) is the first and only trifocal lens for patients undergoing cataract or lens replacement surgery. PanOptix is clinically shown to deliver an exceptional combination of 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 after cataract or clear lens removal. 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 SynergyTM 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 effects of presbyopia (the need for reading glasses that is caused by aging). 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.
Crystalens® uses the eye’s internal muscles to flex in order to focus on objects at varying distances, from distance to intermediate tasks. It is designed to allow you to enjoy a wide range of vision for most activities, including:
Reading, working on the computer, and driving.
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.