Q: What is Panoptix Multifocal IOL (intraocular lens)?
A: PanOptix is a brand of multifocal intraocular lens (IOL) used in cataract surgery and refractive lens exchange (RLE) procedures. It is designed to provide clear vision at various distances, reducing or eliminating the need for glasses or contact lenses after the surgery.
Traditional monofocal IOLs are designed to provide clear vision at a single distance, either near or far, but not both. Multifocal IOLs like PanOptix have different zones or rings within the lens that allow the eye to focus at multiple distances simultaneously. This means that individuals who have these lenses implanted can see clearly at different distances, such as reading a book up close, viewing a computer screen at an intermediate distance, and seeing objects in the distance, all without the need for glasses.
PanOptix is often referred to as a trifocal lens because it provides vision correction at three distances: near, intermediate, and far. This technology aims to improve overall vision and reduce dependency on glasses for various activities.
It’s important to note that while multifocal IOLs offer significant benefits, they may not be suitable for everyone. Your eye surgeon will assess your specific visual needs and eye health to determine the most appropriate lens for you. Want more info? Schedule a free consultation here.