PanOptix Trifocal Lens

Acrysof® IQ PanOptix® Trifocal Lens 

Associated Eye Care is thrilled to offer our cataract surgery patients the latest in state-of-the-art advancement in multifocal IOLs. The Acrysof IQ PanOptix trifocal lens is the first and only FDA-approved trifocal lens offered in the U.S. 

This exciting new cataract surgery option will change the lives of cataract patients. Patients will be able to enjoy the full range of daily activities with minimal use of glasses. 

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How Is This Lens Different From A Monofocal Lens?

The standard monofocal lens used for cataract surgery corrects distance vision only. Most patients still need glasses for intermediate vision activities and reading at near distances. 

The PanOptix trifocal lens provides exceptional distance vision. It also allows patients to rely less on glasses for intermediate and close up vision. 

About 80% of patients in clinical studies were able to function without using glasses at all.

What is the Difference Between Intermediate Vision and Near Vision?

Intermediate vision is the type of vision needed for activities at around arm’s length. This includes working on a computer, playing board games, or shaving in a mirror. 

Near vision is the type of vision that most people lose at around age 40. It is needed for reading smartphone screens, books, newspapers, and medication bottles.

How is the Acrysof IQ PanOptix Trifocal Lens Different From Other “Premium” Or Multifocal Lenses? 

With older multifocal lens designs, many patients noticed a gap in their ability to see intermediate objects. They were able to see at a distance or see nearby objects, but they were not satisfied with their intermediate vision.  

For thousands of patients who worked long hours at a computer, this was a big disadvantage.

The new PanOptix trifocal lens was designed with Enlighten Optical Technology. Enlighten Optical Technology enhances intermediate vision without compromising distance or near vision. 

The engineering development team paid specific attention to people's average arm length. The trifocal lens allows patients to see well and take part in a full range of activities without glasses after cataract surgery. 

Do Trifocal Lenses Really Work for Reading or Crafts?

The PanOptix lens does provide excellent near vision for reading and close work such as knitting. Most people love the convenience of reading their smartphones or a price tag in the store without reading glasses. Some people prefer to use reading glasses when reading or doing other near activities for extended periods of time. 

Will Medicare Pay For Cataract Surgery With A PanOptix Trifocal Lens? 

Partially. Medicare will pay for what it considers medically necessary cataract surgery. This means that Medicare will pay for the medical part of cataract surgery and a monofocal IOL. 

The cost of a specialized multifocal or trifocal lens (such as PanOptix) isn't covered. A multifocal or trifocal lens like PanOptix must be paid for out of pocket. 

What About My Astigmatism?

The PanOptix toric trifocal lens is designed to correct most types of astigmatism to achieve the most visual clarity. Ask your Associated Eye Care ophthalmologist if the toric trifocal model would work for you.

Are Other Patients Happy With The PanOptix Trifocal?

Yes. In the FDA clinical trials, 99% of patients reported being very satisfied and said that they would have the same lens implanted again. Although recently approved by the FDA, the Acrysof IQ PanOptix trifocal lens has been used with success in many thousands of patients worldwide over the past several years. 

Considering cataract surgery? Schedule an appointment at Associated Eye Care at one of our convenient locations and find out if the PanOptix trifocal lens could be right for you!