Intraocular lenses (IOLs) are permanent, replacement lenses placed in the eye following certain ocular procedures. Similar to a camera lens, IOLs focus your vision and deliver a clear, crisp image.
Advanced technology IOLs are far more advanced than the standard lenses used for lens replacement. While standard lenses are effective in improving vision and delivering a clear image, advanced technology lenses specifically correct astigmatism as well as distance, midrange, and near vision.
If you answer “Yes” to any of these questions, you may be a candidate for intraocular lenses.
Omni Eye Specialists are excited to offer the the PanOptix® Trifocal IOL to our patients. Described as a “game changing” lens by many surgeons around the world, the PanOptix® Trifocal IOL is the latest advancement in intraocular lens technology. The PanOptix® lens provides patients the opportunity to improve distance, intermediate, and up close vision while reducing their need for corrective lenses after cataract surgery.
Omni Eye Specialists were one of the first practices in Denver to use the PanOptix IOL.
In the multifocal type, a series of focal zones or rings are designed into the IOL. Depending on where incoming light focuses through the zones, the person may be able to see both near and distant objects clearly.
The AcrySof IQ Toric IOL is changing the way people see cataract surgery - and life. This foldable, single-piece lens is implanted during cataract surgery to replace the clouded lens. It provides clear distance vision for patients with astigmatism, usually without the need for glasses.
A cataract is like a cloud over the eye's lens, interfering with quality of vision and making normal activities, such as driving a car, reading a newspaper or seeing people's faces, increasingly difficult. As the eye ages, the lens becomes cloudier, allowing less light to pass through. The light that doesn't make it to the retina is diffused or scattered, leaving vision de-focused and blurry. Astigmatism is caused by an irregular curvature of the cornea or the lens and hampers the ability to see fine detail. When the surface of the cornea has an uneven curvature, shaped more like a football than a basketball, vision becomes distorted. This common irregularity, called a "corneal astigmatism," causes blurred or distorted vision because light rays are not focused on one spot to provide clear vision. Astigmatism affects vision at all distances and is a separate vision problem from cataracts.
No, trifocal glasses require a person to consciously look through an upper, middle, and lower plane in their glasses in order to see distance, intermediate, or near. Many people complain of the limited view or the small window of sight and dislike moving their head up and down to see. The PanOptix® is implanted inside your eye to replace your natural lens. When the lens is inside your eye, your brain and the mechanisms of your eye will focus your vision subconsciously without effort on your part. Most patients say they prefer the PanOptix IOL to their trifocal glasses. 99% of patients after surgery stated that they would have the PanOptix lens implanted if they had to do the surgery again.
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Does PanOptix® correct my astigmatism?Yes, Panoptix® is available in a toric version to address astigmatism.
While no surgical outcome can be guaranteed, we are confident that PanOptix® will provide qualified patients with the best potential at achieving their greatest visual outcome.
Ophthalmologists will only treat one eye at a time. An average time between surgeries is usually two weeks, but that may depend upon the individual patient and doctor.
Standard lenses are covered by medical insurance, however premium lenses are not. Patients looking to pursue this treatment option are encouraged to learn more about the financing options available at Omni Eye Specialists.