Lens Options in Pensacola
WHAT IS PANOPTIX IOL?
AcrySof IQ PanOptix is an intraocular lens designed to provide you with clear vision for near, intermediate and far distances without glasses after cataract surgery. They are lenses to match your lifestyle.
It is called “The Next-Generation Trifocal” because it is designed to provide correction at all three distances from the global leaders in eye care.
WHAT ARE CATARACTS AND HOW ARE THEY TREATED?
Cataracts occur when the lens of the eye becomes cloudy with age.1 Symptoms include:
• Blurry vision
• Dull, yellowish colours
• Glare from lights
• Poor night vision
Cataracts are treated with surgery to replace the old lens with an artificial one called an Intraocular lens (IOL).
WHAT IS ACRYSOF® IQ PANOPTIX® IOL?
AcrySof® IQ PanOptix® IOL is an intraocular lens designed to provide you with clear vision for near (40 cm), intermediate (60 cm), and far distances without glasses. Because AcrySof® IQ PanOptix® IOL helps with all 3 distances, it is sometimes called a “trifocal”.
Why has my eye surgeon recommended
AcrySof® IQ PanOptix® IOL?
Your surgeon has recommended the AcrySof® IQ PanOptix® IOL lens to reduce or eliminate your need for glasses after cataract surgery at near, intermediate and far distances.
AFTER RECEIVING ACRYSOF® IQ PANOPTIX® IOL, WILL I HAVE THE VISION I HAD IN MY THIRTIES BEFORE READING GLASSES?
There is no intraocular lens that exactly mimics a young eye. But trifocal lenses offer the latest advances in vision technology. They are designed to enhance your lifestyle by providing clear vision at near, intermediate and far distances.
WILL HAVING ACRYSOF® IQ PANOPTIX® IOL MEAN I NEVER HAVE TO WEAR GLASSES OR CONTACT LENSES AGAIN?
AcrySof® IQ PanOptix® IOL is designed to provide good vision in most day-to-day situations without the need for glasses. You may find that your vision
for a few detailed tasks (e.g., reading small print) can be optimised further by wearing glasses. This is common to all intraocular lenses.
AFTER SURGERY – WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM MY ACRYSOF® IQ PANOPTIX® IOL?
Day 1-2 after surgery
Ask your eye surgeon how to care for your eye after surgery, when you can return to your usual activities, and what to watch for (including signs that you should contact your surgeon).
You will have a follow-up appointment a day or two after your surgery
• If surgery is on your first eye, your vision might not feel completely clear until your second eye is treated.
• If this is your second eye, most people find they have good vision at near, intermediate and far distances within a few days of surgery.
Things you may notice in the first day or two:
• Some glare with bright lights
• Halos around lights, especially at night.
Many people barely notice the glare and halos at all or feel they can ignore them. Some people notice them all the time, and a few are significantly bothered by them.
Your brain is generally able to adapt and the glare and halos will become less noticeable over time.
MORE THAN 1 WEEK AFTER SURGERY
Some people find they take a little longer to adapt to their new vision than others.
This occurs while the brain learns to see through the new lens.
It can take from a few days to several months.
Very occasionally your surgeon may recommend a minor “touch up” procedure to refine your vision.
Once your vision has settled, you can enjoy various activities without reaching for your glasses, including:
Reading a book indoors or outside
Ordering from a handheld or blackboard menu
Seeing clearly in the mirror when shaving or putting on makeup
Wearing only non-prescription sunglasses while driving
YEAR 1 AFTER SURGERY AND BEYOND
It is unlikely your vision will change significantly in the years after your surgery.
Have your vision and eye health tested:
• at least every 2 years if you are under 65
• at least annually if you are 65 and over
• if you notice any changes in your vision