Do you have cataracts interfering with your ability to see clearly? If you have scheduled your cataract procedure, one of the most significant decisions you’ll need to make is which intraocular lens (IOL) is the best choice for you. 

As you mull over that decision, consider what it would be like to improve your vision with a premium IOL. Keep reading to find out how to get better vision and enhance your sight with the PanOptix trifocal IOL!

Cataracts and IOLs

If you have been diagnosed with cataracts, you are not alone. It is estimated that by age 65, more than 90% of Americans will have developed cataracts.

Cataracts cause your vision to become cloudy and prevent light from reaching the retina. If left untreated, cataracts can completely impair your clear vision.

The most effective treatment for cataracts is surgery. During cataract surgery, the clouded natural lens of your eye is removed and replaced with an artificial lens called an IOL, which restores visual clarity, ensuring you see clearly.

One of the additional benefits of cataract surgery is that the IOL used to replace the natural lens can also help you see clearly at one or more distances. If you need a trifocal lens to see clearly at all ranges, opting for the PanOptix trifocal IOL can finally free you from the hassle and expense of visual aids.

What is the PanOptix Trifocal IOL?

The PanOptix trifocal IOL is an advanced premium IOL that uses patented ENLIGHTEN technology to restore or improve vision at near, intermediate, and far distances after cataract surgery. It is the only trifocal IOL on the market that’s received FDA approval. 

The PanOptix trifocal IOL has three refractive focal points. These focal points provide excellent close-up vision, enhanced clarity at arm’s length, and allow for precise, far-away vision.

In a clinical study of patients who chose the PanOptix trifocal IOL when they had cataract surgery, over 99% said they would choose the same IOL again. When asked if they would recommend this IOL to their friends and family, 98% said they would!

How is the PanOptix Trifocal IOL Different from Other IOLS?

There are many kinds of IOLs available. However, they can typically be grouped into monofocal IOLs, multifocal IOLs, and trifocal IOLs. Multifocal and trifocal IOLs are considered premium IOLs and are usually an out-of-pocket expense.

Monofocal IOLs

A monofocal IOL can help you see clearly after cataract surgery at a single distance, either near or far. Monofocal IOLs are the only IOLs covered by Medicare and most insurance plans.

People who opt for a monofocal IOL must continue wearing visual aids like glasses and contact lenses to see clearly at uncorrected distances. 

Multifocal IOLs

A multifocal IOL can correct vision at two distances: near and far. Because it does not correct intermediate distances, people with this type of IOL usually experience a blurry gap in their vision as they look from near to far.

Opting for a multifocal IOL may also require the continued use of visual aids, especially reading glasses, if you want to see clearly up close. You may still need these visual aids for tasks like using the computer, reading a posted menu, or looking in a mirror.

Trifocal IOLs

Trifocal IOLs offer the most precise vision at all ranges following cataract surgery. They can provide continual clear vision as you go from reading a book to working on a laptop to watching TV.

As the only trifocal IOL available, the PanOptix lens can eliminate your dependence on visual aids. Say goodbye to frames and glasses. Instead, opting for a trifocal IOL when you have cataract surgery can result in total visual freedom! 

Is the PanOptix Trifocal IOL Suitable for People with Astigmatism?

If you have astigmatism, you may have heard that you have limited IOL options. Astigmatism is a refractive error that occurs when the cornea is irregularly shaped.

Where a normal eye is round, if you have astigmatism, the cornea will be more oval, like a football’s. With astigmatism, light rays bend or refract as they enter the eye. Because of this, they cannot reach the retina correctly, resulting in blurry or distorted vision.

With the PanOptix trifocal toric IOL, even people with astigmatism can enjoy clear vision at all ranges! This trifocal toric IOL is designed to compensate for the shape irregularities caused by astigmatism.

While other toric IOLs can correct vision affected by astigmatism, patients often still need visual aids for distance vision. The PanOptix trifocal toric IOL can improve distance vision for a person with astigmatism.

PanOptix Trifocal IOL and Refractive Lens Exchange

The PanOptix Trifocal IOL is an intelligent choice for improving vision after cataract surgery and improving vision with refractive lens exchange (RLE).

Refractive lens exchange is a vision-correcting procedure similar to cataract surgery. During refractive lens exchange, the eye’s natural lens is removed and replaced with an IOL that corrects refractive errors. 

Choosing the PanOptix trifocal IOL for refractive lens exchange offers the same benefits as cataract surgery and more. It can improve your ability to see at near, intermediate, and far distances and prevent the development of cataracts, presbyopia, or age-related farsightedness.

As a premium IOL, the PanOptix trifocal IOL may require an out-of-pocket cost, but it comes with many benefits, making it more than worth the one-time expense! With the PanOptix trifocal IOL, you can enhance your sight for precise, complete focus! Why wouldn’t you want to experience the world in crisp, sharp clarity like never before?

Find out if you could be a good candidate for this premium IOL by requesting your appointment today at Batra Vision in San Leandro, CA! What do you have to lose besides visual impairment due to cataracts?