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Take Your Active Lifestyle to the Next Level with the PanOptix Trifocal IOL

September 13, 2023

Are you about to have cataract surgery? If so, you can look forward to finally regaining your ability to see clearly by having your cataracts removed.

But before you have cataract surgery, there's a decision you need to make: what kind of IOL will you get?

An IOL, or intraocular lens, is an artificial lens that replaces your eye's natural lens after removing it during cataract surgery. IOLs come in several types, with many considered premium lenses.

Premium IOLs can significantly help improve your vision after cataract surgery and can even reduce or eliminate the need for other visual aids. But what IOL should you choose?

Keep reading to discover why you can take your active lifestyle to the next level with the PanOptix trifocal IOL!

What is a Premium IOL?

Health insurance usually covers cataract surgery because it's medically necessary to prevent or treat blindness. But the only IOL insurance covers are monofocal lenses.

These are completely uniform lenses and can help you see up close or at a distance. If you choose a monofocal lens, you'll still need reading glasses or regular glasses to see at the distances that weren't corrected.

Premium IOLs require paying out of pocket, but they also provide much better vision than you'd get with a monofocal lens. These IOLs are designed to give you clearer vision at multiple distances, often eliminating the need for reading glasses, regular glasses, and contact lenses.

The PanOptix trifocal IOL is one such premium lens that's an excellent option for all kinds of patients, but especially those with physically active lifestyles.

What is the PanOptix Trifocal IOL?

The PanOptix trifocal lens is an advanced IOL that can help you see well at several distances, giving you better vision up close, far away, and at an intermediate distance. Patients who choose the PanOptix IOL tend to have better eyesight after cataract surgery.

Most find they never use or only rarely need reading glasses, giving them more freedom to pursue various recreational activities. If you want better vision while finally enjoying visual freedom after cataract surgery, the PanOptix trifocal IOL may be right for you!

How the PanOptix Trifocal IOL Works

The PanOptix trifocal IOL is a lens divided into separate sections that switch between three refractive powers. One helps you see up close, another enables you to see far away, and a third allows you to see at a middle distance.

With the PanOptix IOL, your eyes automatically look through the part of the lens that best helps you see what you're looking at. Other premium lenses like multifocal IOLs are similar to trifocals, but they only switch between two distances: up close and far away.

Only being able to switch between two distances means patients with multifocal IOLs cannot see as clearly at an intermediate distance. But the PanOptix trifocal IOL helps you see very clearly up close and at a middle distance while still allowing you to see well at broader distances.

Because of the design of the lens, your eyes seamlessly switch between these three different distances, giving you effortlessly clear vision.

What Sets the PanOptix Trifocal Lens Apart

With the PanOptix trifocal IOL, you'll see better up close without needing to depend on reading glasses. But you'll also be able to clearly see at arm's length, making the PanOptix trifocal perfect for viewing screens at a safe distance.

Many patients with IOLs that help them see best up close find themselves holding their phones and other electronics too close to their face, causing eye strain. But with good middle-distance vision, PanOptix trifocal IOL patients don't have this issue.

The PanOptix IOL also helps in social settings, as you can switch between looking up close and looking at people sitting around you. But the best thing about the PanOptix trifocal lens for many patients is how well it helps maintain and enhance your active lifestyle.

Stay Active

Sticking to a fitness regime can be hard when you have trouble seeing, even if you're a normally active person. With the PanOptix trifocal IOL, you don't need to worry about how you'll be able to see when doing all kinds of activities.

You won't have to rely on traditional visual aids as much, so you can do more. Without glasses holding you back, you can get out more and take spin, aerobics, and other fitness classes.

If you're into solo exercise, you can still be more independent when you go for a power walk or run around the neighborhood. The best part is that you'll never have to think about if your vision will be able to stand up to the rigors of your workout, no matter what you're doing.

Improve Your Game!

The PanOptix trifocal lens makes it much easier to be active, but it also can help you step up your game regarding sports. With better vision at multiple distances, you'll be able to perform better in a variety of sports.

Get out on the tennis court after you get the PanOptix trifocal IOL, and you may find you have better reaction times because you can see the ball better. When you're playing golf, you'll be able to see better when you're teeing off and when you're putting because you'll have better distance vision and middle-distance vision for those precision shots.

However you stay active, the PanOptix trifocal IOL can help you get the most out of every activity. Do you love your active lifestyle?

Get the most out of your vision by finding out if you could be a good candidate for the PanOptix trifocal IOL by requesting an appointment at Maryland Eye Associates in Prince Frederick, MD, today!