When you get cataract surgery, one thing you have to figure out is what kind of IOL you want. IOLs, or intraocular lenses, are artificial lenses that replace the natural lens in your eye.

You’ll have the natural lens removed during cataract surgery to remove a cataract. The procedure for cataract removal, cataract surgery, is typically covered by health insurance, but when it comes to the intraocular lens, the same is not usually true.

If you’re more budget conscious, the monofocal lens is worth thinking about. It’s the only IOL that most insurance plans usually cover. Monofocal IOLs are the most basic, standard IOL available and can only correct one distance.

That means you’ll need to wear glasses to see at other distances. Monofocal IOLs can help you see up close or at a distance, but not both.

You’ll still need glasses or contacts to transition from looking up close to far away or vice versa. But premium IOLs correct your vision further and reduce the need for other visual aids.

A premium IOL is the best way to go if you have an active lifestyle. But what kind of premium IOL is suitable for you?

At Loden Vision Centers, we have the perfect option. Keep reading to learn more about the best premium IOL for your active lifestyle!

Premium IOLs

Premium IOLs require an out-of-pocket cost when you have cataract surgery. However, most patients find that it’s worth it for the convenience of improved vision and less reliance on visual aids.

Where monofocal IOLs can only help you see at one distance, premium IOLs are designed to help you see at various distances. These IOLs allow you to transition between looking at different distances without needing glasses.

Most premium IOLs will also correct presbyopia! Like cataracts, presbyopia is an age-related eye condition occurring when the natural lens begins losing flexibility.

Without flexibility, it becomes more challenging to see things up close. Besides correcting presbyopia, premium lenses can also correct other refractive errors by giving you a broad range of clear vision.

Not all premium IOLs are created equally, though. Some may give you excellent vision up close but won’t offer you the same sharp vision at other distances.

However, for cataract patients looking for the best possible vision after cataract surgery, the PanOptix trifocal lens is often highly worth considering. Here’s why:

What is the PanOptix Trifocal IOL?

The PanOptix trifocal lens is one of the most advanced premium IOLs. It allows you to see clearly up close, far away, and at middle distances.

How is this possible? It all comes down to the design.

The trifocal lens is divided into different sections that alternate between three refractive powers: up close, far away, and intermediate. Wearing the trifocal IOL trains your eye to look through the right part of the lens to help you see what you’re focusing on.

By offering clear vision at multiple distances, the trifocal IOL allows many patients to see without needing visual aids. The PanOptix trifocal IOL ensures you’ll have excellent vision up close without sacrificing distance vision.

With other premium lenses, you may have been able to see well up close or had good vision at middle distances, but it wasn’t possible to have both. But with the PanOptix trifocal IOL, you don’t have to sacrifice your ability to see at one distance for another!

With the PanOptix IOL, you can have it all so that you can see at almost every distance with perfect ease!

Stay Active with the PanOptix Trifocal IOL

So how is the PanOptix trifocal the best premium IOL for active patients? For one thing, they often eliminate the need for reading glasses and prescription glasses altogether.

Most patients who choose the PanOptix trifocal lens say they never reach for their reading glasses or only need them rarely. Seeing without putting on reading glasses will help you feel more mobile and free without being weighed down.

If you’re physically active and participate in sports, the PanOptix trifocal IOL will help you see your best to play any game with precision. If it’s felt like cataracts hold you back from golfing or playing tennis at your best, the PanOptix trifocal lens will change all that.

If you like to hike, camp, or even travel, the trifocal IOL will allow you to see scenic landscapes, get the best pictures, and still read maps and guidebooks without pulling out your reading glasses. Do you have an active social life?

The PanOptix trifocal lens can help you there, too! You can go out with friends and have conversations much more efficiently since you’ll have excellent vision at intermediate ranges. You’ll also have good low-light vision to see well even in dimly-lit bars and restaurants.

No matter what kind of active lifestyle you lead, the PanOptix trifocal IOL can help you keep it up!

Other PanOptix Trifocal IOL Benefits

The PanOptix trifocal lens may help you be more active and social, but it’s also great when you’re relaxing on your own. You’ll be able to read more easily without needing reading glasses.

You’ll also be able to use the computer or an electronic reading device more easily because you’ll be able to see clearly at a reasonable distance from the screen. When you only have clear vision up close, you can cause damage to your eyes by holding a screen too close to your face.

But with good middle-distance vision, you’ll be able to see clearly at a safe distance, keeping your eyes healthy and happy!

To learn more about the PanOptix trifocal and our other IOL options, schedule an appointment for a cataract surgery consultation with one of our specialists at Loden Vision Centers in Nashville, TN, today!