Are You a Good Candidate for the PanOptix Trifocal Lens? | Westlake Eye

Are You a Good Candidate for the PanOptix Trifocal Lens?

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The quality of your eyesight after cataract surgery depends on three factors. The factors are how well you prepare and recover, the skill of your surgeon, and which IOL you choose.

You can assess and learn about all three of these factors during your cataract screening. During this screening, your eye doctor will discuss the intraocular lens or IOL you will get during the procedure.

One excellent IOL option to consider is the PanOptix trifocal IOL. It’s one of the most capable IOLs available and can give you absolute visual freedom.

Keep reading to find out if you are a good candidate for the PanOptix trifocal IOL and learn more about it.

What Are IOLs?

An intraocular lens or IOL is what gives you your eyesight back after cataract surgery. Cataracts grow inside the natural lenses in your eyes.

That’s why there’s no way to remove a cataract without taking your lens out of your eye. When your surgeon removes your natural lens during cataract surgery, they replace it with an IOL.

IOLs are durable and long-lasting and remain in your eye forever. Depending on the IOL you select and your eye health, an IOL could give you the best eyesight of your life.

But only premium IOLs can give you this enhanced vision. Standard or monofocal IOLs allow you to see clearly at one refractive distance.

You still need to wear glasses for other distances they don’t bring into focus. Premium IOLs can adjust your sight to near, far, and distances between.

There is a variety of premium IOLs to choose from. Some types of premium IOLs include multifocal, toric, and the new trifocal.

Multifocal IOLs can give you crisp sight at more than one distance. They do this by including different focusing powers into the design of the IOL itself.

Most multifocal IOLs have two refractive powers in them. Typically, they can bring near and far objects into focus.

This technology is a step above monofocal IOLs. But it creates a gap in your sight that causes objects between near and far distances to appear blurry.

The PanOptix trifocal IOL does not have this gap.

Why Choose the PanOptix Trifocal Lens? 

The PanOptix trifocal has a third focal point, set to intermediate distances. It eliminates the aberrations between the up-close and far focal points in other IOLs. 

This innovative design focuses light at intermediate distances and near and far. It is the first and only FDA-approved trifocal IOL.

The PanOptix trifocal provides you with uninterrupted vision. It allows your eyes to transition between all distances seamlessly and without glasses.

The eyesight you get from it is true visual freedom. You may need reading glasses for fine print, but not everybody needs this visual aid.

The PanOptix trifocal also includes blue light and UV light filtering material. It protects your eyes from the harmful glare of screens and the sun.

Does The PanOptix Trifocal IOL Correct Astigmatism?

Toric model IOLs correct astigmatism. Many of the most popular IOLs come in a toric model, and the PanOptix trifocal does.

The toric model of the PanOptix trifocal could give you the best eyesight of your life. If you have astigmatism, you can get rid of it during cataract surgery.

The PanOptix Trifocal IOL is a fantastic premium lens. But the only way to know which IOL is best or your needs is to discuss it with your eye doctor.

Would you like the enhanced vision the PanOptix trifocal can provide? Schedule a cataract screening at Westlake Eye Specialists in Austin, TX, today! See if the PanOptix trifocal is right for you!