PanOptix Trifocal IOL
The PanOptix Trifocal IOL is one of the newest premium lens options available for patients with cataracts. This IOL is the first FDA approved trifocal lens, meaning that it delivers sight at three distances: near, far, and intermediate.
What is a trifocal IOL?
The trifocal IOL is an intraocular lens that delivers crystal clear vision at all distances. What makes this significant is being able to see clearly for intermediate distances. When the PanOptix Trifocal IOL was being designed, it was determined that arm’s length is comfortably about 24 inches. The trifocal IOL is especially useful for patients looking to complete tasks like:
- Working in front of a computer
- Texting on their smartphone
- Reading a menu at their favorite restaurant
- Reading a book at home
The PanOptix trifocal IOL is the only lens with a 16 inch near and 24 inch intermediate focal point without compromising distance vision. Even when you are looking at something that’s an arm’s length away, you’ll still have the ability to see at a distance.
This is because of the PanOptix Trifocal IOL’s proprietary ENLIGHTEN Optical Technology. ENLIGHTEN technology optimizes for intermediate vision without compromising how you see up-close or at a distance.
Why should I choose the PanOptix trifocal IOL over another premium lens option?
Besides providing excellent vision for up-close, intermediate, and distance vision, the PanOptix trifocal IOL has other benefits. One of these is its ability to filter harmful ultraviolet and blue light, which protects your eyes from the sun and damage from screens.
The PanOptix Trifocal IOL is also suited for patients with astigmatism. When you have astigmatism, it means that the cornea or curvature of the lens is irregularly shaped. This causes blurred or distorted vision. Thanks to the PanOptix Trifocal IOL, cataract patients with astigmatism can leave their dependence on glasses behind after surgery.
The PanOptix Trifocal IOL delivers vision as it should be. This means you’ll see the world with crisp, vivid clarity. You’ll also see colors as being brighter, and see less glare around bright lights.
Who is a good candidate for the PanOptix Trifocal IOL?
The only way to know for sure if you’re a candidate for the PanOptix Trifocal IOL is to see Dr. Stephenson, your eye care professional. She will first determine if you’re a candidate for cataract surgery and then recommend the IOL that’s best for your lifestyle and needs. If you’re looking to be glasses-free and achieve visual freedom after cataract surgery, this may be the premium lens option for you!