When you are planning for cataract surgery, your intraocular lens selection matters — not only for your vision but for your future. The more you can see clearly, the easier it is to establish a new and improved normal, at the same time upgrading your routine.
If you want to reclaim an active, independent life after cataracts, Laser Eye Center unequivocally recommends the PanOptix intraocular lens. Read on as we answer some of the most frequently asked questions about this remarkable lens.
What is an intraocular lens (IOL)?
An intraocular lens is an artificial lens permanently implanted at the time of cataract surgery to restore clear vision. The natural, cataract-diseased lens is removed from the eye and replaced with the IOL. Once in place, an IOL cannot be seen or felt, lasting in excellent shape for life!
What is a trifocal IOL?
A trifocal lens is specially engineered to provide a wide range of clear, high-definition vision without glasses. Its unique technology splits light for near, intermediate and distance vision so the light reaches the retina at once. What this means is that you will now be able to see objects at any distance concurrently and without wearing glasses.
The PanOptix is the first and only trifocal IOL available in the United States and Laser Eye Center has invested in a laser cataract platform as a pioneer in such premium cataract procedures!
If I have the PanOptix lens, will I need reading glasses?
No! Thanks to this breakthrough technology, the PanOptix lens gives you the clear vision you need without the need to rely on reading glasses. You can effortlessly read a book, craft, sew or type out a text on your smartphone without blurriness or distortion. This is the key innovation of the technology.
Does the PanOptix correct for astigmatism?
Yes! The PanOptix is offered in a toric version to correct for astigmatism. Our patients are most excited to learn about this advancement and its direct and positive impact on day-to-day life.
Are there any visual side effects with the PanOptix IOL?
Unlike other IOLs, visual side effects like problems with contrast sensitivity or glare or halos around bright lights are rare.
Who is a good candidate for the PanOptix lens?
You are likely a candidate for the PanOptix lens if: (a) you need cataract surgery; or (b) you suffer from presbyopia and would like to eliminate the need for reading glasses. During your complimentary consultation, we will perform testing on your eyes and inquire about your lifestyle and favorite activities. This information will help us determine whether PanOptix is the best lens for you.
How long do the PanOptix lenses last?
PanOptix lenses are designed to last a lifetime!
To request an appointment with our team to discuss the PanOptix lens in more detail, please contact us today.