All about Premium Intraocular lenses – IOL

At Bay Area Eye Institute, we offer the most modern premium intraocular lenses (IOL’s) as an option during your cataract surgery.

About IOLs

Traditional “standard” IOLs are set to generally focus at one distance — typically either “near” or “far” — but not both. “Premium” IOLs, or multifocal IOLs, provide the ability to see at various distances without the need for correction.  This full range of vision will decrease your dependency on glasses.

Based on his experiences with premium lens implants, Dr. Berger actively updates his selections of the best IOLs on the market and stocks full power range for each of his choices. Here are his current picks of the best premium IOLs. All are available at Bay Area Eye Institute.


Tecnis premium IOL lens implant in Tampa Bay, FloridaTECNIS Eyhance, a revolutionary IOL that provides high-quality vision at both intermediate and far distances.

TECNIS Eyhance IOL is a next-generation IOL that elevates expectations established by the monofocal category by providing enhanced intermediate vision.

TECNIS Eyhance™ offers Distance PLUS without compromise with a continuous increase in power from edge to center designed to slightly extend the depth of focus at plano.

Clareon® Vivity® Intraocular Lens

Clareon premium IOL implant in Tampa, Florida

The standard cataract replacement lens, also called a monofocal lens, allows you to see far away. The Clareon® Vivity® Intraocular Lens allows you to see clearly at the crucial far and intermediate distances while still providing functional near vision.1

Cataracts don’t have to hold you back from doing the things you love. See what makes your life remarkable with the Clareon® Vivity® Lens. The Clareon® Vivity® Lens allows you to see clearly at far and intermediate distances with functional near vision,1 so that you can immerse yourself in a full range of activities—all while relying less on glasses.1 Here’s a visual example to help you understand the kind of vision improvements that come with the Clareon® Vivity® Lens.

The AcrySof® IQ PanOptix® Trifocal IOL and PanOptix® Trifocal toric IOL

Panoptix IOL multifocal premium lensThese trifocal IOLs are a type of multifocal IOL used to focus images clearly onto the back of your eye (retina) to allow clear vision after the cataract removal. In addition, the center of the AcrySof® IQ PanOptix® Trifocal IOL allows for better near (reading) vision and intermediate (computer work) vision versus what a monofocal lens would provide.

The PanOptix® Trifocal family of IOLs are types of multifocal lenses (sometimes called “presbyopia-correcting IOLs”) designed to allow for clear distance, intermediate, and near vision with the potential to be more independent of the need to use glasses for daily tasks.

The AcrySof® IQ Toric IOL may also eliminate, in many cases, the need for limbal relaxing incisions, a technique in which incisions are made at the edge of the cornea to cause it to heal in a more spherical shape.

AcrySof® Toric IQ IOL


The AcrySof® IQ Toric IOLs have proven stability and exceptional performance. These state-of-the-art intraocular lenses are designed to correct pre-existing corneal astigmatism..

Acrysof Toric IOLs have significantly lower incidents of repositioning than other IOLs.

Alcon AcrySof® IQ Vivity™ and Vivity™ Toric IOL

Alcon Vivity IOL for cataract surgery premium IOL lensThe IQ Vivity and Vivity Toric IOLs are the first and non-diffractive extended depth of focus intraocular lenses in the U.S., expanding Dr. Berger’s presbyopia-correcting IOL offerings.

These lenses will help patients take advantage of enhanced vision where they need it most by extending their range of vision. These high-tech IOLs deliver monofocal-quality distance acuity with excellent intermediate and functional near vision.

The AcrySof® IQ Vivity™ IOL leverages proprietary non-diffractive X-WAVE™ Technology, which features two smooth surface transition elements that work simultaneously to stretch and shift light without splitting it.

Light Adjustable Lens™ from RxSight®

Light adjustable premium IOL implantThe first and only lens that can be customized after cataract surgery, RxSight’s Light Adjustable Lens also delivers superior visual outcomes that standard monofocal IOLs cannot match.

During your post-operative visit you will be able to preview and compare possible vision outcomes based on your unique preferences and lifestyle requirements before selecting a prescription for your adjustable lens. Then the lens optimization is done by Dr. Berger through a series of office-based light treatment procedures that take only a few minutes each.

This lens is a great option for all patients but especially for those who’ve had LASIK, PRK & RK or who have keratoconus.

Read more about the Light Adjustable Lens here.

Call us today and ask about setting up a cataract surgery evaluation with Dr. Berger.