Do you have cataracts? Are you thinking about having cataract surgery but not sure what kind of lens to choose? One option worth considering is the PanOptix trifocal lens, now being offered at Loden Vision Centers.
What is a Trifocal IOL?
An IOL, or intraocular lens, is an artificial lens used to replace your eye’s natural lens after removing it during cataract surgery. The standard kind of IOL is called a monofocal, meaning it’s a uniform lens that allows you to either see up close or far away.
Most people with monofocal lenses use monovision. Monovision uses lenses with different focal points that you’ll have placed in each eye. This allows the user to see well at a middle distance between those two focal points, but they often require glasses.
Bifocals and multifocal lenses are premium IOLs made to eliminate the need for glasses. Multifocal lenses use alternating rings to train the eye to switch between two different focal points depending on what you’re seeing.
When you look at something up close, your eye looks through one part of the lens, and when you look at something farther away, your eye looks through another region.
But multifocal lenses only switch between two focal points. A trifocal lens switches between three focal points. One up close, one far away, and one between those two distances.
But what does that mean for you? In short, it means excellent vision at all distances without any gaps in sight, no matter what you’re looking at.
Why Choose a Trifocal IOL?
Trifocal IOLs, like many intraocular lenses, are designed for adults with presbyopia, as well as cataracts. If you have trouble seeing up close and need reading glasses, a trifocal IOL may be able to help.
The trifocal is a premium lens that allows you to see better and with advantages over premium IOLs. Before trifocal lenses became more common, doctors recommended monofocal lenses if you used electronics frequently.
The reason behind this is that screens are safer if you’re slightly farther away from them. Monofocal lenses allow you to see well at the perfect distance from a computer screen.
But trifocal lenses allow you to see even better, and you don’t have to sacrifice your close-up vision with them. You’ll see well at all distances, and you won’t need to rely on your glasses as much.
What are the Benefits of the PanOptix Trifocal Lens?
If a trifocal lens sounds like the IOL for you, you should know that the only trifocal lens available is the PanOptix trifocal lens. Here at Loden Vision Centers, we offer it to our cataract surgery patients.
Why is the PanOptix trifocal lens worth considering? Well, it offers sharper vision, no matter what you’re doing.
The PanOptix trifocal lens offers clear vision whether you’re reading a book or using a computer. The focal points of the PanOptix trifocal are unique and don’t sacrifice close sight for intermediate vision.
In fact, both your close and middle vision are equally sharp with the trifocal lens. The material of the lens also protects against harmful UV rays and blue light. That makes it even better if you use electronics frequently or spend a lot of time outdoors.
With the PanOptix trifocal IOL, you don’t have to settle. You can get the best out of having cataract surgery and end up with better vision than ever.
You’ll also experience less glare, halos, and starbursts with the PanOptix trifocal lens, no matter what kind of lighting you may be in. The trifocal lens even makes colors appear crisper and more vibrant, giving you the kind of vision you’ve always wanted!
Ready to find out if the PanOptix trifocal lens could be right for you? The only way to know for sure is to schedule a cataract screening at Loden Vision Centers in Gallatin, TN, now!