Most people need to undergo cataract surgery at some point by their mid-sixties. If cataracts affect you, you have no choice but to get cataract surgery, or else you will lose your vision.
It will get to the point that you will need cataract surgery to lead a normal life. Depending on the type of lens you use in cataract surgery, you could have the best eyesight you’ve ever had.
Keep reading to learn more about the PanOptix trifocal lens. It could change your life forever!
Your surgeon will remove your natural lens during cataract surgery and replace it with an intraocular lens or IOL. There are a lot of options when it comes to IOLs, and they all perform differently.
If you do not want to use glasses after cataract surgery, then a premium IOL is perfect for you. Premium IOLs come in a few different types.
Each corrects your vision in different ways. These types include multifocal, accommodating, toric, and trifocal IOLs, among others.
Premium IOLs allow you to choose your desired vision goals because you can select a premium IOL based on its vision correction capabilities.
One type, multifocal IOLs, give you clear vision at two distances. Distance and up-close vision are the two most corrected distances. But there is a refractive gap at intermediate, mid-range distances between them.
Mid-range objects and images will appear blurry to you with a multifocal IOL. Intermediate vision is about sixty to eighty centimeters from your eyes, give or take.
Another type, accommodating IOLs, move in much the same way your natural lens does inside your eye. They act like your natural lenses when your eyes adjust to focus on things at various distances from you.
The Only FDA-Approved Trifocal
The most exciting type of IOL available is the trifocal IOL. There is only one FDA-approved trifocal IOL on the market right now.
That is the PanOptix trifocal, IOL. The other IOLs available do not match the performance of this new technology.
The PanOptix trifocal IOL is the best of both worlds. It provides crisp, clear monofocal-like vision but at all three refractive distances.
Why Should You Choose The PanOptix Trifocal IOL?
Many people report the best vision of their lives with the PanOptix trifocal IOL. Six months after cataract surgery, 99.2% of patients who received it said they would choose it again.
The PanOptix trifocal IOL provides clear vision at all distances and eliminates the common drawbacks of IOLs.
Many premium IOLs create aberrations in your eyesight like glare and halos, along with refractive gaps between distances.
Any IOL provides clearer eyesight than your natural lenses if you have cataracts. But they are not perfect.
The PanOptix trifocal is closer to perfect than any multifocal lens on the market. That’s why over 120 million of them are already in use around the world.
Even with other premium lenses, you may need glasses. And there will be aspects of your vision that are still blurry or unfocused. The PanOptix trifocal eliminates both of these potentials.
The PanOptix Trifocal Has More Focal Points For Clearer Vision
It provides clear vision at all three vision ranges because it has three focal points. That means you won’t need glasses for near, intermediate, or distance vision.
It also gets rid of the vision gaps created by other premium IOLs. You will not have to deal with disturbances in your eyesight between vision ranges.
That’s because there are three refractive focal points in the lens. They correct near, intermediate, and distance vision. These zones get rid of the blurry gap between far and up-close vision that multifocal IOLs create.
Multifocal IOLs have two focal points. One is around 40cm from your eyes for near vision, and the other is 80cm from your eyes for clear distance vision.
The PanOptix trifocal has a third focal point. It is at 60cm between these two standard focal points. That way, you get clear intermediate vision without sacrificing distance vision.
Some multifocal IOLs may provide clear intermediate vision in the 60cm range. But they move the distance focal point from 80cm away from your eyes to 60cm.
That means you can see for activities at an arms-length like using the computer or your cell phone. But you end up sacrificing crystal clear vision while watching tv or driving.
No other IOL approved for use in the United States offers this range of vision. That is why the PanOptix trifocal IOL is so unique.
If you want a glasses-free life, the PanOptix trifocal IOL is the perfect choice for you. No glasses for driving, reading, or being on the computer are necessary. The PanOptix trifocal IOL provides you with true visual freedom.
Can the PanOptix Trifocal Correct My Astigmatism?
The PanOptix trifocal IOL can correct astigmatism. Toric IOLs are the lenses that correct astigmatism. They have a unique shape to line up with the irregular shape of your cornea.
If an IOL is available in a toric model, it can correct astigmatism. The PanOptix trifocal does have a toric model. That way, you can get rid of cataracts and astigmatism in one procedure.
Do You Need Cataracts to Get The PanOptix Trifocal IOL?
Cataracts do not need to be affecting you to replace your lenses with the PanOptix trifocal IOL. There are other lens replacement procedures.
Refractive lens exchange (RLE) is another lens replacement procedure that is similar to cataract surgery. Except cataracts are not affecting the patient yet.
In RLE, the patient elects to replace their lenses before they lose their vision to cataracts. The most common reason for getting RLE is presbyopia.
Presbyopia is when your natural lenses begin to lose flexibility as you age. It is as common as developing cataracts. But it affects your eyesight in your forties rather than your sixties as cataracts do.
If you are being affected by presbyopia, you need glasses for up-close tasks like reading. That’s because as your lenses stiffen, they cannot elongate to focus on objects near your eyes.
Reading glasses can give you this ability back. But you will need to use them until you get your lenses replaced. You can do this either during RLE or wait until you have cataract surgery.
RLE stops age-related eyesight deterioration and ends your need for reading glasses. And it guarantees you will not need cataract surgery in the future.
If you get the PanOptix trifocal IOL during RLE, you will never have to wear reading glasses again. And you could have the best eyesight of your life while all your friends are getting cataracts.
Which IOL is Right For You?
Your eye doctor will help you find the best IOL for you. Monofocal IOLs are usually the only IOLs covered by insurance and Medicare.
But they have the drawback of only correcting your vision at one distance. Multifocals and the PanOptix trifocal may have some extra costs. But they allow you to have true visual freedom again, or for the first time in your life.
Schedule a cataract screening at Chicago Cornea Consultants™ in Chicago, IL. Come in and talk to your eye doctor about replacing your natural lenses with the PanOptix trifocal IOL during cataract surgery or RLE.