Blog post by: Eye Physicians of Long Beach

Are cataracts making it hard to perform simple everyday activities and enjoy your hobbies? It may be time for cataract surgery.

Cataract surgery involves removing your natural, cataract-afflicted lens and replacing it with a clear, artificial intraocular lens (IOL). If you’re tired of relying on your glasses or contact lenses to see, the PanOptix trifocal lens can provide the perfect solution.

The PanOptix trifocal IOL offers excellent vision clarity at all distances, significantly reducing or eliminating your need for glasses or contact lenses after cataract surgery.

Keep reading to learn more about the PanOptix trifocal IOL, how it works, and the many benefits of choosing this premium lens.

What is the PanOptix Trifocal Lens?

The PanOptix trifocal lens is the first and only IOL of its kind. Recently receiving FDA approval, this premium intraocular lens offers seamless vision at all distances, allowing you to see near, far, and everything in between.

How the PanOptix Trifocal IOL Works

The PanOptix trifocal lens utilizes proprietary ENLIGHTEN Optical Technology. ENLIGHTEN differentiates the PanOptix trifocal IOL from other intraocular lenses.

ENLIGHTEN has three focal points: a 40 cm (up close), a 60 cm (middle), and an infinity focal point. The 40 cm focal point is an ideal distance for seeing things up close, while infinity lets you see as far as your eyes can go.

The 60 cm focal point for intermediate vision instead of 80 cm, as is standard with other IOLs, allows you to see objects at arm’s length.

Simply put, ENLIGHTEN optimizes intermediate vision without compromising up-close and far-away vision. Optimizing for intermediate vision eliminates the gaps in vision common with other intraocular lenses.

Choosing the PanOptix trifocal IOL makes performing activities at any distance a breeze. For instance, a PanOptix trifocal lens will allow you to effortlessly read a book, work on your computer, and play golf without glasses or contacts.

Reasons to Consider the PanOptix Trifocal IOL

Some of the reasons the PanOptix trifocal lens is worth considering include the following:

Improves Vision

The PanOptix trifocal lens maximizes the amount of light that reaches your retina. Maximizing how much light can reach the retina means you’ll have crisp, clear vision at every distance, reducing or eliminating your need for prescription visual aids after cataract surgery.

Moreover, the PanOptix trifocal IOL enhances image quality. Your eyesight will remain vivid and sharp without blurry zones and visual disturbances like halos or glare.

Corrects Astigmatism

A toric version of the PanOptix trifocal IOL can correct astigmatism. Astigmatism is a condition where your cornea has an egg shape like a football instead of a round shape like a basketball.

The irregular curvature of the cornea causes distorted or blurry vision at all distances. Your cataract surgeon can correct astigmatism with the toric PanOptix trifocal IOL during cataract surgery, helping you achieve the best possible vision.

Addresses Presbyopia

Are you struggling to see nearby objects? Do you need to hold reading materials or your phone farther away so you can focus on them? You may have presbyopia. Other signs of presbyopia include:

  • Eye strain
  • Frequent headaches
  • Trouble reading small print

Presbyopia is age-related farsightedness. It occurs when your once flexible lens gets harder and more rigid and stops focusing light correctly on the retina. As a result, close objects look blurry.

Presbyopia typically begins in your 40s and can be corrected with the PanOptix trifocal lens during cataract surgery. By treating presbyopia, you can minimize or even do away with your need for corrective lenses, leaving you with crisp, clear vision and no longer having the constraints of reading glasses.

Offers Protection from Harmful Light

The PanOptix IOL is made with a special blue light and ultraviolet filtering material. Not only does this material shield your eyes from the harsh blue light emitted by digital screens, but it also protects your eyes from damaging UV rays.

Easier Reading

Another advantage of the PanOptix trifocal lens is that it allows for crisper closer and intermediate vision. Whether reading a book, scrolling through your phone, using your computer, or watching TV, you can see clearly no matter the distance.

Delivers Impressive Contrast Sensitivity

Contrast sensitivity is the ability to differentiate an object from its background. Unlike other IOLs, the PanOptix trifocal lens has incredible contrast sensitivity. Contrast sensitivity affects your quality of vision, and with the PanOptix trifocal IOL, you’ll be able to easily:

  • Drive at night or in the rain
  • Walk up and down steps
  • Read and watch TV without getting tired

See Well in All Lighting

No matter what lighting situation you might be in, you’ll be able to see well with the PanOptix trifocal lens. That includes dim and bright lighting. You also don’t have to worry about glare or halos impacting your vision when you choose the PanOptix trifocal IOL.

Live an Active Lifestyle

If cataracts have prevented you from enjoying your favorite activities, the PanOptix trifocal lens will give you a new lease on life. You’ll be able to live an active lifestyle after cataract surgery with the PanOptix trifocal IOL. Whether camping, surfing, golfing, swimming, or hiking, you no longer have to worry about poor vision holding you back.

Because the PanOptix trifocal lens provides high-definition vision with little or no need for prescription lenses, it’ll be easier to see well at all distances, get around, and ultimately live on your terms.

See and Do More with the PanOptix Trifocal Lens

Eye Physicians of Long Beach is proud to offer our patients the innovative PanOptix trifocal lens. This premium IOL delivers outstanding performance.

It provides crystal clear intermediate vision without sacrificing exceptional close-up and distance vision. Do you want to achieve greater visual freedom after cataract surgery?

Schedule your cataract screening today at Eye Physicians of Long Beach in Long Beach, CA, to find out if it’s time for cataract surgery and whether the PanOptix trifocal lens could suit you.