Are cataracts beginning to affect your everyday life? Once they start to interfere with tasks like driving, reading, or watching tv, it’s time to consider cataract surgery.
Getting cataract surgery could be one of the most important decisions you make. It can give you your eyesight back, and in some cases, give you the best vision of your life!
Keep reading to learn more about the PanOptix trifocal IOL. See how selecting this premium lens for cataract surgery can enhance your eyesight.
What Happens During Cataract Surgery?
Cataracts develop as the proteins in the natural lens of your eye break down and clump together, causing cloudiness. The longer your cataracts develop, the cloudier your lenses become and the harder it is to see.
Once your vision is significantly impaired, it’s time for cataract surgery. During cataract surgery, your surgeon removes your cloudy natural lens to replace it with an intraocular lens.
What is an IOL?
An intraocular lens or IOL replaces your cloudy lens to give you clear vision after cataract surgery. They focus light that enters your eye directly on your retina, much the same way your natural lens does.
But there is a wide variety of IOLs that all work differently. Your eyesight can be very different depending on the IOL you choose.
Monofocal IOLs are the most common type of IOL. They provide clear vision at one distance, which means you still need glasses with them.
But, other lenses can give you clear vision at more than one distance. These are premium IOLs, and the PanOptix trifocal is one of the most exciting premium IOLs available.
What is the PanOptix Trifocal IOL?
The PanOptix trifocal IOL is the first and only trifocal IOL approved by the FDA. Unlike a monofocal IOL, the PanOptix trifocal can correct vision at all distances instead of one.
That’s because it has three refractive zones built into the lens. They focus light entering your eye from far away, up-close, and intermediate distances.
These zones give you an excellent chance of no longer needing glasses after cataract surgery. They also prevent common visual disturbances associated with other IOLs.
A different type of premium IOL, multifocal IOLs, correct near and distance vision. But they have a gap between the near and far refractive zones that creates a disturbance in your vision.
Multifocal IOLs also create halos and glare. These can be dangerous, especially while driving. The PanOptix trifocal IOL eliminates all these disturbances by refracting light from all distances instead of one or two.
Is the PanOptix Trifocal IOL Right For You?
There are different IOL options for different lifestyles and vision goals. If you would like never to wear glasses again, the PanOptix Trifocal IOL gives you the best chance.
It allows you to see at all refractive distances without glasses. It enables you to transition between refractive distances without any disturbances.
That means, for example, that you can see the golf ball on the tee at your feet. Then, you can watch it soar through the air and watch it land down the fairway, all without visual aids.
The PanOptix trifocal IOL is one of the best IOL options available. It may be perfect for you if you want a life without glasses that is full of freedom and independence.
Does the PanOptix Trifocal IOL Correct Astigmatism?
The PanOptix trifocal comes in a toric model, which means it can correct your astigmatism. If you have astigmatism, the PanOptix trifocal can fix it during cataract surgery.
Are cataracts interfering with your life? Schedule an appointment at Rosenthal Eye Surgery and Fifth Avenue EyeCare in Great Neck, NY, today! The best vision of your life could be yours with the PanOptix trifocal IOL!