Trifocal IOL (PanOptix)
If you or a loved one need cataract surgery, you may be trying to decide on what kind of intraocular lens to choose. If you’re looking for an option that will potentially free you from glasses and enhance your vision, the PanOptix trifocal IOL may be one worth considering.
What Is The PanOptix Trifocal IOL?
The PanOptix trifocal IOL is the first trifocal IOL to be FDA approved. Put simply, a trifocal lens is a premium lens option that offers clear vision at all distances: near, far, and intermediate.
Before the trifocal IOL, intermediate vision in the middle was something that previous multifocal lenses couldn’t achieve. Middle vision is important for tasks that you need to complete at arm’s length.
For most people, this includes things like working on a computer or using their smartphone.
Why Is The PanOptix Trifocal IOL Worth Considering?
For those with cataracts searching for visual freedom, the PanOptix trifocal IOL is your vision as it should be! Thanks to the PanOptix trifocal lens, wearers experience:
- Effortless vision because there are no blurry zones, meaning you never need to strain to focus
- High definition vision as the PanOptix lens lets you see the world with more vivid and vibrant colors
- Sharper vision since the PanOptix trifocal IOL also corrects and sharpens your vision, meaning you’re less likely to need to wear glasses
- Clearer vision even around bright lights
The best part of the PanOptix trifocal IOL is that you’ll finally experience vision the way it’s meant to be! Many patients report that their vision is the best it’s ever been, even before they had cataracts.
Who Is A Good Candidate For The PanOptix Trifocal IOL?
The only way to know for sure if you’re a good candidate for the PanOptix trifocal lens is to schedule a cataract screening at Specialty Eye Carè in Seattle. But before you schedule a screening, a good candidate will usually follow the following criteria:
- Be comfortable not wearing glasses after having cataract surgery
- They want to be able to complete tasks that are at an arm’s length away without needing glasses to see
- They have less than one diopter of corneal astigmatism that’s already existing
- They have realistic expectations about cataract surgery and the PanOptix trifocal lens
Are There Potential Side Effects With The PanOptix Trifocal IOL?
Although rare, there are side effects that can occur for patients that choose the PanOptix trifocal IOL. Your doctor at Specialty Eye Carè will go over these in detail with you during your cataract screening.
Common side effects associated with the PanOptix trifocal lens include starbursts, glare, and reduced contrast sensitivity. There is also a chance that you may still need glasses for some tasks after having the PanOptix trifocal IOL placed in the eye.
Be sure to discuss any questions or concerns you may have about cataract surgery or the trifocal IOL before your procedure. It’s important to be well-informed before any surgical procedure and comfortable.
Think the PanOptix trifocal IOL may be the right IOL for you? Schedule a cataract screening at Specialty Eye Carè in Bellevue, WA to find out!