Advanced Lens Implants
One of the important decisions that you will make together with your surgeon is what type of lens to implant during cataract surgery. Previously, the only option for patients undergoing cataract surgery was a traditional single-focus lens implant. Single focus lenses can reduce the need for eyeglasses for distance vision or near vision, but not both. Thanks to advances in lens technology, now there are advanced lenses that can provide a more continuous range of vision.
Patients who choose advanced lenses can enjoy a wider range of clear focus at far, intermediate and near distances depending on the lens chosen. These lenses may reduce or eliminate your need for glasses. There are different types of advanced lens implants to meet individual needs. Your surgeon will discuss a customized treatment plan and help chose a lens implant to best serve your visual needs and lifestyle.
Alcon Vivity IOL
The Alcon Vivity IOL is designed to provide continuous vision for intermediate and far distance tasks while providing functional near visual acuity for tasks such as using your smartphone and/or reading a menu in adequate light, and more.
AcrySof® IQ PanOptix®
The AcrySof® IQ PanOptix® is a trifocal multifocal lens that provides correction for both near, intermediate and distance vision, allowing objects at all distances to be in focus. Compared to a basic implant, PanOptix® lens patients often find that they can read a book, work on the computer, drive a car and play golf or tennis with an increased freedom from glasses. Side effects of multifocal lens implants like PanOptix® include glare and halos around points of light and reduced contrast sensitivity which may affect night driving and reading in low light conditions. Please watch the video below to learn more.
Toric Lens for Astigmatism
A toric intraocular lens is designed to reduce a patient’s astigmatism following cataract surgery. Your surgeon can determine if you have astigmatism and explain how a toric lens could help your vision. A toric lens can be used to improve distance or near vision with a standard monofocal lens. In addition, astigmatism correcting versions of the Vivity and PanOptix IOLs can further improve vision at distance, intermediate, and near. Please watch the video below to learn more.
Crystalens is designed to allow you to enjoy a fuller, more natural range of vision for most distance and mid-range activities than achieved with a basic implant, including reading a watch, phone, working on the computer, and driving a car. This lens was modeled after the natural lens in the eye, using the eye muscle to flex and accommodate in order to focus on objects at different distances. Please watch the video below to learn more.