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Trifocal IOLs: The Alcon PanOptix IOL

Much like a multifocal lens, a trifocal intraocular lens implant has “built-in multiple focus rings” set to alternating refractive powers. However Trifocal lenses are truly better for close, intermediate, and distance vision. The technology of the lenses allows for crisp reading, computer, and driving focusing because the alternating rings contain sections specifically set to provide aberration-free, crisp images at multiple functional focal points. This can be beneficial for people who want an advanced technology lens to achieve a sharper vision for using their phone, reading books, seeing on their desktops, watching TV, and driving.

While trifocal IOLs have become widely used in Europe, they’ve only recently come to the US. At Chicago Cornea, we were one of the first centers to offer trifocal IOLs to our cataract patients. Drs Epstein, Majmudar, Kaplan, and Rosselson strive to always provide our patients with the latest advancements in technology and the AcrySof IQ PanOptix intraocular lens is designed to adapt naturally to the eye and provide a continuous range of near to intermediate vision, without compromising distance vision.

Benefits of the PanOptix Trifocal IOL

Among available trifocal brands, Alcon’s PanOptix Trifocal IOL is one of the most effective options. The PanOptix has several benefits over other brands:

  • Ultraviolet and blue light filtering material that protects eyes from both sunlight and damage from screens
  • Better image quality over other leading trifocals
  • Enhanced close and middle vision compared to other trifocals, thanks to an intermediate focal point of 60 cm
  • Easier reading without the need for reading glasses — with other trifocal brands, reading may be more difficult due to focus on intermediate vision. PanOptix allows for sharp middle and close vision

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Who is a Candidate for the PanOptix Trifocal IOL?

Only a complete evaluation by an eye surgeon can determine if you are a candidate for cataract surgery, and which IOL is best suited for your eyes and lifestyle.

Generally speaking, trifocal IOLs are best for patients who work on computers but still want to be able to read and enjoy other hobbies that require close focus. Since Alcon’s PanOptix Trifocal IOL is considered a “premium IOL”, there is an additional fee that is not usually covered by Medicare or insurance. Let the surgeons of Chicago Cornea Consultants share this exciting development in cataract solutions with you!

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