Refractive Cataract Surgery Lens Options

Cataract surgery can be viewed as a “once in a lifetime” opportunity to customize your vision to better serve your needs. If you want to live life virtually spectacle free this is now possible and fairly easily attainable after modern day cataract surgery utilizing some of the currently available “active life style” lens implant choices, which can be used in conjunction with femto second laser assisted cataract surgery.

Monofocal Lens (AcrySof IQ)

A Monofocal Lens is a basic cataract replacement lens that helps reduce the need for glasses at far distances. And while you may be able to see with clarity far away, you will likely still need glasses to see up close and at arm’s length. If you have astigmatism, you will need glasses at all distances.

Trifocal Lens (Acrysof IQ PanOptix and Acrysof IQ PanOptix Toric)

The PanOptix lens is a once-in-a lifetime opportunity that opens up a million more. While a monofocal lens can help you see far away, the PanOptix lens gives you a full range of vision, so that you can immerse in a full range of activities- all while relying less on glasses. You’ll be able to see up close, far away, and at arm’s length.

It is the first and only trifocal cataract replacement lens in the U.S. that helps you achieve excellent vision with less dependence on glasses.

The PanOptix lens, now available at our practice, provides an outstanding range of vision without blurry zones, so you can focus on the opportunities ahead. Available in Toric Astigmatism correcting technology.

Extended Vision Lens (AcrySof IQ Vivity and AcrySof IQ Vivity Toric)

Gain a brighter perspective with the Acrysof IQ Vivity lens. It gives you a renewed outlook on life. Choose a lens that revitalizes your lifestyle. The standard cataract replacement lens, allows you to see far away. The Vivity lens allows you to see clearly far away and at arm’s length while still providing functional vision up close.

The Acrysof IQ Vivity Lens allows you to see clearly at the crucial far and intermediate distances while still providing functional near vision shapes the way you live your life. The Vivity Lens shines a light on whats important in your everyday.This lens is available in Toric Astigmatism correcting technology.

Astigmatism Correcting Lens (AcrySof IQ Toric)

Astigmatism is caused by an irregular curvature of the cornea or the lens, and it hampers the ability to see fine detail. Astigmatism affects your vision at all distances and is a separate vision problem from cataracts. Patients have a choice of treatments, including the AcrySof IQ Toric that treats pre-existing corneal astigmatism at the same time that it corrects cataracts. The monofocal lens, which does not correct existing vision problems such as astigmatism you may still experience blurred and distorted vision if you have astigmatism; this is because it cannot correct preexisting corneal astigmatism. High- quality vision cannot be regained unless the astigmatism is also corrected.

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