Blog post by: Eye Physicians of Long Beach

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Are cataracts interfering with your hobbies or everyday activities like driving, reading, and cooking? While there’s no guaranteed way to avoid them, cataract surgery can help you regain your sight and get back to enjoying life.

During cataract surgery, you’ll have your natural lens replaced with an artificial lens or IOL. There are different types of IOLs, but the PanOptix trifocal lens offers incredible benefits. Keep reading to learn more about the PanOptix trifocal IOL and why it makes it easier to lead an active lifestyle!

What is the PanOptix Trifocal Lens?

The PanOptix trifocal IOL is the first FDA-approved IOL of its kind. Choosing this revolutionary premium IOL could mean greater visual freedom in virtually any setting. The range of vision possible with the PanOptix trifocal lens is beyond impressive. These IOLs provide focusing power at near, intermediate, and far distances.

This significantly reduces or eliminates patients’ need for glasses, readers, or contact lenses. If you lead a demanding and physically active lifestyle, the PanOptix trifocal IOL can keep up with you. Here’s how: 

Works Well In All Lighting

The PanOptix trifocal lens will perform well under different situations. Whether you’re in bright light, low light, daylight, or dimmer places, you’ll be able to see with clarity. It doesn’t matter if you’re playing tennis, going for an evening walk, or attending a concert. All these activities can be more enjoyable and become more accessible with your clear, sharp vision. You can also look forward to improved vision that’s better than anything you were able to achieve before you had cataracts.

Better Contrast Sensitivity

The PanOptix trifocal IOL offers excellent contrast sensitivity in low light conditions, glare, and fog. With this premium lens implant, you can confidently drive safely, even at night.

You’ll no longer have to worry about seeing glare or halos around headlights or oncoming traffic while driving in the evening. You can also go hiking and jogging without worrying about tripping, falling, or slipping.

Filters UV Light

Getting outdoors ensures you’re in great shape and is a fantastic tonic for your mental health. However, too much exposure to the sun can be damaging to your eyes. Besides giving you crisper vision, the PanOptix trifocal IOL can filter out harmful UV light. When you have extra protection from the sun’s rays, you can fully enjoy gardening, taking your dog for a walk, fishing, and other outdoor activities while ensuring your eyes are protected.

Delivers High-Definition Vision

Have you always dreamed of seeing the world without any lenses or frames to get in your way? Choosing the PanOptix trifocal lens can help make this dream a reality. These IOLs deliver vision precisely as it should be, with less glare around bright lights.

After cataract surgery, you can go bird watching, hit the farmer’s market, and do everything you love with crisp, sharp vision. You’ll have high-definition vision that’ll make everything look brighter and more vivid. Plus, there’ll be no blurry zones, so you won’t have to strain to focus on the beautiful scenery around you.

Corrects Astigmatism

For patients with astigmatism, the irregular shape of their cornea causes distorted or blurred vision. Luckily, the PanOptix trifocal IOL can fix your astigmatism, reducing or eliminating your need for glasses or contact lenses. This means that after cataract surgery, you’ll be able to take a dip in the pool or swim in the ocean without glasses or contacts getting in the way.

Treats Presbyopia

Do you struggle to see things up close without your reading glasses? When you choose the PanOptix trifocal lens, you’ll also treat presbyopia during cataract surgery. Presbyopia occurs when the natural lens loses flexibility due to aging.

When this happens, it makes it more challenging to see things up close. As the lens loses flexibility, it causes the lens to become more rigid, meaning it can no longer properly focus light on the retina. The PanOptix trifocal IOL enhances your overall vision and quality of life by correcting presbyopia. It becomes easier to enjoy a round of tennis or a day golfing when you don’t have to strain to see what’s happening right before you.

Reduces Visual Aberrations

Aberrations like halos and glares affect the quality of your vision. The PanOptix trifocal lens reduces incidents of visual abnormalities. It enables you to see clearly at all distances without compromising the quality of your vision.

Because of this, you’ll be able to see better for various outdoor and social activities, even at night. If you’ve ever wished you could star gaze, the PanOptix trifocal IOL will make seeing stars and distant galaxies a piece of cake.

Improves Your Game

Enjoying any physical activity, including swimming and yoga, with glasses or contacts can be tricky. You can quickly lose a contact lens, while glasses can fall off, shift, or break. Wearing contact lenses or eyeglasses can limit your precision while golfing and reduce your hand-eye coordination. The PanOptix trifocal lens can benefit your game in so many ways:

No More Breaking Your Glasses

Regardless of what sport you play, glasses are typically very impractical. You could drop your glasses and accidentally break them. The PanOptix trifocal lens frees you from the hassle of glasses. No longer having to think about where you’ll put your glasses or how you’ll replace another pair will help you get your head into the game.

Prevents the Risk of Debris and Eye Irritation

Dust might lodge itself between your contact and eye, which can stop you from finishing your game. You may suffer from irritated and dry eyes, causing eye strain and discomfort. With the trifocal lens, all these issues will be a thing of the past. You can focus on your game without any unnecessary distractions. The PanOptix trifocal IOL gives you seamless vision at all distances: near, far, and everything in the middle, which is a massive advantage in every sport.

Live Life to the Fullest With the PanOptix Trifocal IOL

Are you looking for an IOL that will give you the freedom to live your life the way you want to after cataract surgery? The PanOptix trifocal lens can be a perfect choice. These premium lenses have the potential to transform your vision, which can be rewarding and enable you to lead an active lifestyle. Find out if the PanOptix trifocal IOL could be suitable for your active lifestyle by scheduling a cataract consultation at Eye Physicians of Long Beach in Long Beach, CA, now!