PanOptix Lenses

PanOptix is an intraocular lens (IOL) that eliminates the need for glasses after cataract surgery and provides clear vision at all distances. The lens was released in the United States in January of 2020, after a comprehensive review by the FDA. Trifocal technology is not new, it has been available internationally since 2012.

PanOptix lenses are designed to provide good vision in most day-to-day activities without the use for glassesor contact lenses after cataract surgery. After your vision settles,PanOptix lenses are designed to allow you to enjoy most of your daily activities without glasses, such as reading a book, ordering from a menu, seeing clearly in the mirror, and wearing only non-prescription sunglasses. You may find wearing glasses further improves your vision for a few detailed tasks, which is common for any lens.

PanOptix Lenses Improve Vision at All Distances

The PanOptix IOL is designed to provide clear vision at near, intermediate and far distances. Since it helps with all three distances PanOptix IOL is called a “trifocal lens.”The PanOptix intraocular lens provides one of the latest advances in vision correction technology. Patients enjoy improved vision at all distances and increased spectacle independence for most day-to-day tasks soon after surgery.

Range of Vision
(40 cm)
-Playing cards
-Using a smartphone
(66 cm)

-Using a computer or tablet
-Preparing meals and cooking
(4 M+)

-Reading traffic and road signs
-Playing sports
Monofocal Glasses often needed
Glasses often needed

PanOptixLenses Address Both Cataracts and Presbyopia

By improving vision across near, intermediate and far distances, PanOptix lenses address presbyopia, also known as age-related farsightedness, which initially affects near vision. This lens is designed to address cataracts and presbyopia, improving overall vision and quality of life.

What to Expect After Surgery

For many patients, lasting vision and the confidence their sight will not undergo major changes following cataract surgery is just as important as removing their cataracts. Ask Dr. Spector how to care for your eyes after surgery, when you can return to your normal activities, and what to expect during the healing process. The amount of time it takes to adjust to new lenses after cataract surgery can vary by individual. You will have a follow-up appointment a day after your surgery. It is unlikely your vision will change significantly in the years following your cataract surgery. As with any surgery, be sure to speak with Dr. Spector about all the risks associated with cataract surgery.

Have your vision and eye health tested:

  • At least every year if you are under 65
  • At least twice a year if you are 65 and over
  • If you notice any sudden changes in your vision, contact the office ASAP

Most PanOptixPatients Quickly Adapt To Their New Vision

With the design of multifocal lenses there are some tradeoffs between a range of vision and visual disturbances that you will need to consider. This is called neuroadaptation. Visual disturbances such as glare, rings around lights, rays around light sources and reduced ability to distinguish between objects and their backgrounds, especially in dim lighting may be present as compared to a single vison lens. As a result, you may find it harder to see while driving at night or completing tasks in low lighting conditions. Over time, people usually adapt to these symptoms and they become less prominent.

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