Do you need to have cataract surgery? To see clearly, you need to choose something called an IOL.
An IOL, or intraocular lens, is an artificial lens that replaces your natural lens due to it becoming cloudy, resulting in visual impairment. During cataract surgery, a cataract surgeon removes the lens.
Removing the lens is the only way to remove cataracts. There are also several kinds of IOLs available, which can make the choice more challenging.
When choosing an IOL, it’s essential to consult your surgeon. They can recommend the best IOL to help you achieve your visual goals after cataract surgery. Our cataract specialists at Loden Vision Centers are the best in Nashville, and if you choose one of them for your procedure, they can help you do just that.
Most IOLs help correct presbyopia, but you can treat your presbyopia more effectively by choosing a premium IOL. These IOLs offer a range of vision and can help you see better without reading glasses, so your surgeon may recommend them if you want to have sharper vision after cataract surgery.
There are also other benefits to many of these IOLs, but one of the best is the PanOptix trifocal lens. Keep reading to find out if the best cataract surgeon in Nashville recommends the PanOptix trifocal IOL!
The PanOptix Trifocal Lens
Standard IOLs, called monofocals, are made with a uniform lens. The whole lens is set to one refractive power with one focal point.
The PanOptix trifocal IOL, however, has multiple sections. These sections switch between three separate focal points— one that’s up close, one that’s far away, and one that’s at a middle distance.
When you choose the PanOptix lens, your eye learns to look through the part of the lens that will help you best focus on objects at each distance. This design allows patients to see very well.
Choosing trifocal lenses can improve every part of your life by enhancing your vision and helping you get more out of your daily activities. But will your surgeon recommend it for you? It depends on what your goals are for cataract surgery.
Here are the vision goals for cataract surgery that the PanOptix trifocal lens can help you attain:
See Better at All Distances
The primary purpose of reading glasses is to help you focus up close. Presbyopia affects your near vision, so reading glasses help correct it by magnifying up-close objects.
But you can’t wear reading glasses when going about your life because they’re only designed to see up close. When you choose trifocal IOLs during cataract surgery, you can see well at all distances.
The PanOptix trifocal lens offers clear vision up close and at a middle distance while still allowing you to see well at a distance. You don’t have to worry about going from looking at what you’re reading to looking up at something across the room.
Choosing the PanOptix trifocal IOL means you’ll be able to see both objects at both distances without sacrificing your ability to see.
Have an Easier Time on the Computer
Another place where reading glasses can give you trouble is when you’re working on the computer or looking at your phone. If you have to have your face close to the screen, it can cause eye strain and may make your eyes feel dry and irritated.
Electronic screens emit blue light, which is more harmful the closer your eyes are to the screen. This is why it’s best to view screens at an arm’s length away.
Because the PanOptix trifocal IOL allows you to see well at this distance, it’s perfect for using the computer and other electronics. You’ll be able to see what’s on the screen without subjecting yourself to eye strain.
The trifocal will give you less of a headache by enhancing your intermediate distance vision!
See More Easily in Low Light
The PanOptix trifocal IOL also helps patients with their night vision. Many people with presbyopia struggle to see in low light.
Cataracts also make it difficult to see at night, but after having them removed, patients may find that they continue to struggle to see at night. But the PanOptix trifocal lens can help you see better in low light settings, making all evening activities easier.
You can see better outside late in the day, and you’ll be able to see better in popular social settings like dimly lit restaurants and bars. One of the reasons the PanOptix IOL is a fantastic choice is it’s great for socialization. What’s not to love about being able to enhance your leisure activities and daily tasks and chores?
Reduce Your Need for Reading Glasses
The main reason most patients get premium IOLs is to reduce or eliminate the need for reading glasses. Reading glasses can be tiresome, mainly because you have to take them on and off a lot.
But since the PanOptix lens allows you to see clearly at all distances, it can help you see without reading glasses. The majority of patients who get the PanOptix Trifocal report that they either no longer need reading glasses or that they only rarely need to use reading glasses.
All told, almost all patients drastically reduce their need for reading glasses after getting the PanOptix trifocal IOL.
Your Surgeon’s Recommendation
If the above goals for cataract surgery match your own, your cataract surgeon will likely recommend the PanOptix trifocal lens. If you have other goals for cataract surgery, you may find that another premium IOL will better suit your needs.
But the only way to know is to talk with your surgeon about the available options. Our cataract specialists are always happy to answer any of your questions and help you get the most out of your procedure!
Do you think the PanOptix trifocal IOL may be the perfect premium IOL for you? Find out by scheduling your cataract consultation with the best cataract surgeon in Nashville at Loden Vision Centers now!