PanOptix Trifocal Lens

The PanOptix lens is an intraocular lens that was recently approved by the FDA for use in blade-free cataract surgery. An intraocular lens is implanted in the eye during cataract surgery to make your vision clear.

The PanOptix IOL is a trifocal lens. This means that it helps with distance, intermediate, and near vision. The PanOptix trifocal IOL is the first and only FDA-approved trifocal lens in the United States.

If you live in Honolulu, you can have cataract surgery with the PanOptix trifocal IOL at Sugiki Portis Yim Eye.

How Does The PanOptix Trifocal IOL Work?

This intraocular lens bends light rays so they can focus on the retina, improving distance, intermediate, and near vision. The PanOptix trifocal lens can be implanted during blade-free cataract surgery in Honolulu.

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During cataract surgery, the clouded lens is simply removed and then replaced with the PanOptix trifocal IOL. This leaves patients with clear vision at all distances without needing to wear glasses!

Who Is Eligible For The PanOptix Trifocal IOL?

Patients can receive the PanOptix trifocal IOL in Honolulu if they are at least 22 years old, have had cataract surgery, and have less than one diopter of pre-existing corneal astigmatism.

An ideal candidate for the PanOptix trifocal IOL is someone who wants to complete tasks at an arm’s length away. This includes working on the computer, reading a menu, or seeing the mirror while putting on makeup.

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The only way to know for sure if you are a good candidate for the PanOptix trifocal IOL is to schedule a cataract screening at Sugiki Portis Yim Eye Center!

What Makes PanOptix Better?

Previous intraocular lenses didn’t offer intermediate vision, meaning patients often noticed a “gap” in their vision. But trifocal intraocular lenses are very sophisticated. The PanOptix trifocal IOL makes seeing at all distances a breeze. The PanOptix premium lens is better because:

  • It helps your distance vision (such as driving)
  • Improves your intermediate vision (like working on a computer)
  • The PanOptix trifocal IOL improves near vision (up-close work such as reading)
  • The PanOptix trifocal IOL also helps vision quality
  • Instead of blurred vision, PanOptix trifocal IOL patients see everything clear and bright

Does The PanOptix Trifocal IOL Have Side Effects?

Yes, there are potential side effects that may occur with the PanOptix trifocal IOL. These might include:

  • Starbursts (rays appearing around light sources)
  • Rings around lights
  • Glare
  • Reduced contrast sensitivity (difficulty differentiating objects from their background)

Due to these side effects, you may find it hard to see while doing activities in low light, such as driving at night.

Does The PanOptix Trifocal IOL Have Risks?

While the PanOptix trifocal IOL is generally very safe, it does carry potential risks. If the lens isn’t placed correctly in the eye or moves around, you may need another surgery to reposition the lens.

You might also face heightened risks if you have pre-existing medical conditions or other eye conditions. Speak with your doctor about the risks of cataract surgery in Honolulu.

Will I Still Need Glasses After Having The PanOptix Trifocal IOL?

Some patients still need to wear glasses for distance, intermediate, and/or near vision. Others don’t. Your eye doctor will discuss your individual prognosis with you.

Even if you do still need to wear glasses, you most likely won’t need to use them as often as before. 80.5 percent of people who have the PanOptix trifocal lens reported that they did not have to wear glasses to see within the past week.

Want to find out if the PanOptix trifocal IOL could be right for you? Schedule a cataract screening at Sugiki Portis Yim Eye Center in Honolulu, HI today!

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