Want to Enjoy an Active Lifestyle After Cataract Surgery? The Trifocal Lens May Be Right For You!

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Do you have cataracts? If you do, then you know that having them can impact every area of your life.

They can make it harder to work and do chores, which can be a hassle. But they can also make it tough to enjoy your favorite recreational activities, especially if you’re active.

One of the great things about cataract surgery is that it removes your cataracts. But did you know it can also help you see better than ever?

A premium IOL could give you better eyesight after cataract surgery than you’ve ever had. One of the best premium IOLs for active patients is the PanOptix trifocal IOL.

Keep reading to learn how the PanOptix trifocal IOL can help you enjoy an active lifestyle after cataract surgery!

What is a Premium IOL?

When you have cataract surgery, your eye’s natural lens gets wholly removed. Your entire lens has to come out because cataracts grow in your lens, not on top of it.

Your natural lens needs to get replaced after getting taken out so you can see again. It gets replaced with a lens called an intraocular lens or IOL.

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The most common type of IOL is a monofocal IOL. It is a uniform lens that’s set to see at one focal point.

That means they correct vision at one distance. Most often, monofocal IOLs are set to correct distance vision.

That means you can see while driving or attending an event in a stadium. But clear distance vision from a monofocal leaves you relying on glasses for near sight.

You’ll need reading glasses to read, knit, or do a puzzle. But there are more advanced IOL options, too.

Premium IOLs often eliminate the need for reading glasses. But not all premium IOLs allow you to see well at a wide range of distances.

Many of them focus on giving you quality near and distance vision. However, the PanOptix trifocal IOL lets you see well up close, far away, and at a middle distance.

How Does the PanOptix Trifocal IOL Work?

The PanOptix trifocal IOL contains three sections set to different refractive focal points. One is set to see up close, one at a distance, and the third at intermediate distance.

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Your eye can look through the part of the lens that helps you see depending on how far away the object you’re looking at is. This capability allows you to see well up close and far away better than you could with a monofocal IOL.

And, it doesn’t have a break in vision between near and far distances like other multifocal IOLs. In most premium IOLs, there is a slight gap between near and far distances.

While your eyesight is excellent at those two distances, there is a disturbance between the two. Because of the intermediate zone in the PanOptix trifocal, it eliminates this aberration.

The PanOptix allows you to transition smoothly between all refractive distances. This ability makes the PanOptix trifocal IOL an excellent choice for active lifestyles.

What are the Benefits of the PanOptix Trifocal IOL?

The PanOptix trifocal IOL gives you clear vision back, which is an improvement over having cataracts. Its power enhances every area of your life.

Because it gives you clear vision no matter what you’re doing, it’s excellent for any lifestyle. Three areas of life it greatly enhances are working, playing, and socializing.

The PanOptix Trifocal IOL For the Office

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The trifocal is excellent for anyone who spends a lot of time on the computer. Previously, doctors recommended standard monofocals to anyone who worked on screens a lot.

Other premium IOLs mainly allow you to see the best up close. Having your best vision be up close makes it hard to sit at a safe distance from the computer, causing eye strain.

But the PanOptix trifocal gives you crisp vision at an intermediate distance. That’s perfect for viewing a computer screen at a safe distance. 

You can work on the computer without glasses and from a safe distance. This reduces eye strain and dry eyes from sitting too close to the screen.

The PanOptix Trifocal IOL For the Active Retiree

Just because you need cataract surgery doesn’t mean you can’t be active anymore. The PanOptix trifocal IOL is great for anyone who wants to continue being active after cataract surgery.

If your eyesight has been declining for years due to cataracts, it will give you a new lease on life! You can get back to being active with crisp, clear vision after getting the PanOptix trifocal IOL.

You’ll be able to do the activities that you haven’t been able to do for years. The PanOptix trifocal makes it easier to play most sports, including golf, tennis, swimming, hiking, and surfing!

It minimizes your need for regular and reading glasses and lets you see without blurry zones. Also, colors may be more vivid with the PanOptix trifocal IOL after cataract surgery.

Enjoy the outdoors and your favorite activities again without any concern about your eyes!

The PanOptix Trifocal IOL For an Active Social Life

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The PanOptix trifocal IOL doesn’t just help you be more productive and active. It can also be great for you if you love to socialize.

Whether you partake in group sports or play board or card games, the PanOptix trifocal is ideal. You can easily switch from looking at something up close, like cards in your hand, to looking up at your friends.

You won’t have to constantly put on or take off reading glasses to engage in the game entirely. You can spend more time having fun with the people you care about and less time squinting and struggling to see.

Is it time for you to have cataract surgery? If cataracts are interfering with your life, then it is.

Schedule a cataract screening at Sugiki-Portis-Yim Eye Center in Honolulu, HI. Come discuss the PanOptix trifocal IOL and what it can do for your life!

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