Are you looking for a vision solution after cataract surgery? PanOptix® is a trifocal intraocular solution that can provide clear vision for near, intermediate, and far focal distances without the need for glasses. For more information about these intraocular lenses, contact Dr. Jennifer Burgoyne and the team at ICT Eye in Wichita, KS and schedule a consultation!
Cataracts and Focal Distances
Cataracts are cloudiness on the natural lens of the eye that disrupts a patient’s vision. Cataracts can progress due to age, lifestyle, and disease. The cloudiness can be removed with cataract surgery, but the patient will need the aid of an artificial lens after the surgery.
When the lens is replaced, often the artificial lens is mono-focal, meaning it can only focus at a single distance. Generally, mono-focal lenses provide far sight, and patients must wear glasses for viewing things at closer distances. A trifocal lens provides patients with near, intermediate, and far focal distances. This allows patients to continue activities that are within arms reach, such as cooking and reading, without glasses.
What Is PanOptix®?
The PanOptix® intraocular lens is an FDA-approved eye solution developed by Alcon. An intraocular lens is a lens implanted on part of the eye and is a common solution for cataract patients. The lens is an artificial replacement and provides a means for a patient to focus when viewing near, far, and intermediate distances so they can continue to participate in daily activities. The intraocular lens from Alcon provides multiple focal distances rather than a mono-focal lens that can only provide a far focal distance.
Live Without Glasses After Cataracts Surgery
In the past, doctors would prescribe eyeglasses or mono-focal intraocular lenses for patients who had undergone cataract surgery so they could have clear vision after surgery. PanOptix® is a solution that safely provides multiple focal distances without glasses. Patients considered for intraocular lens treatment can undergo a simple examination to see if this lens is an ideal solution.
Maintain Good Quality of Life
The intraocular lenses from Alcon provide a clearer image than other intraocular lenses and protect the eyes with UV and blue light filtering. The trifocal lens provides patients with clear sight for near activities, such as reading and cell phone usage. The lens also provides clear intermediate sight for activities like cooking, shaving, and typing.
Patients will also be able to continue activities that require far sight, such as driving and bicycling. Being able to participate in the activities they have always enjoyed without glasses provides patients with independence and a higher quality of life. In fact, one clinical study showed the following:
- 99% of PanOptix® lens users would choose the lens again
- 98% would recommend the lens to friends and family
Who Is an Ideal Treatment Candidate?
PanOptix® is an intraocular lens made for patients who have undergone cataract surgery. The lens can also safely correct astigmatism if the patient has a pre-existing condition under 1 diopter. The lens provides approximately 20/20 vision for most qualified patients.
If you are ready for clear vision without glasses, visit ICT Eye in Wichita, KS for an initial consultation. We would be happy to discuss your options and offer the ideal solution for your needs. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more!