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.
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.
The AcrySof® IQ PanOptix® Trifocal IOL and PanOptix® Trifocal toric IOL
These 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
The 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®
The 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.
Call us today and ask about setting up a cataract surgery evaluation with Dr. Berger.