Vivity® Presbyopic correcting Lens
At LaserVue Eye Center, we are excited to offer a new advancement in premium intraocular lenses. The Alcon AcrySof® IQ Vivity® lens enables high-quality distance and intermediate vision, and functional close-up vision thanks to new technology.
What is the Vivity lens and how is it different from other IOLs?
The Vivity intraocular lens is a new intraocular lens that uses proprietary, non-diffractive technology called X-Wave. With X-Wave, the user can see with all available light, resulting in an uninterrupted range of vision. This includes when you’re in bright and dim lighting.
That means you’ll achieve excellent distance and in-between vision, as well as being able to see well up close. With other IOLs, the light is split into several separate focal points.
This often results in patients seeing visual aberrations like glare, starbursts, and halos around lights, even after cataract surgery. For patients that choose the Vivity lens, they report fewer visual disturbances.
Another advantage of this premium lens is the X-Wave technology even protects your eyes from the sun’s UV rays and damaging blue light from digital devices. The Vivity lens also comes in a toric lens model for patients with astigmatism as well to ensure that astigmatism is corrected during cataract surgery.
Who is a good candidate for the Vivity lens?
To truly know if you’re a good candidate for the Vivity lens, you’ll need to schedule a cataract screening at LaserVue Eye Center by calling 800-527-3745.
The Vivity lens is best suited for those that are looking to improve their intermediate and near range of vision. This includes activities like working on a computer and putting on makeup for intermediate vision. For near vision, this is anything that’s up-close like reading a book, or sewing.
Will I still need glasses if I choose the Vivity lens?
Although the Vivity lens does provide patients with excellent visual acuity, you may still need glasses if you choose it. Your vision will be sharper and more defined in any lighting, especially dim lighting, but there may still be situations when you’ll need your reading glasses.
This may be most applicable if you spend a great deal of time in front of computers or completing other close-up tasks. For most activities, like texting on your phone, or reading a menu at a restaurant, you may not need your glasses at all.
There is no guarantee that you’ll never need your glasses again, but you’ll be able to depend on them much less with this advanced, premium lens option!
Will I be able to drive at night?
Driving at night may have been a problem with cataracts, but with the Vivity lens, this should no longer be an issue! With fewer visual disturbances to worry about, driving will be safe, no matter what time of day or night you choose to do it.
There are several surgical options for your San Francisco Bay Area / Santa Rosa cataract surgeon. You may choose to treat astigmatism with a number of methods, such as LASIK laser vision correction, astigmatic keratotomy (AK), or limbal relaxing incisions (LRI). However, if you are planning to have surgery to remove a cataract, you have an additional option: the Alcon Acrysof® IQ Toric implantable lens. This lens makes it possible to treat the cataract and correct corneal astigmatism at the same time. Your eye doctor will recommend the option that is best for you.
The clinical studies supporting the approval showed that 80 percent of patients who received the AcrySof® Panoptix® lens did not use glasses for any activities after cataract surgery.
Other intraocular lenses may produce vision at all ranges by depending on the action of the eye’s muscles (accommodation). But the AcrySof® Panoptix® lens provides different ranges of vision based on a lens configuration that enables specific distribution of light in response to how wide or small the eye’s pupil might be. This light distribution design is called apodized diffractive optics.
Most current intraocular lenses used for cataract surgery are able to restore vision only in limited distance ranges, which means patients often must use eyeglasses or other corrective lenses following surgery.