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3 Reasons the PanOptix Trifocal Lens Helps Your Golf Game

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Developing cataracts can be a frustrating process. Slowly, over time, they limit your vision until they get so thick you can no longer do what you used to.

When your cataracts interfere with your life, it’s time for cataract surgery. Cataract surgery can restore your vision to what it was before cataracts, or even better.

One critical decision before cataract surgery could end your need for glasses. Selecting the PanOptix trifocal IOL for your cataract surgery could give you full, seamless vision.

This seamless vision includes when you’re playing golf. Keep reading to learn about three reasons the PanOptix trifocal IOL helps your golf game.

Seamless Vision

Whether you have cataracts or glasses, tracking your ball down the golf course is challenging. You may need glasses to see the ball at your feet but not down the fairway or vice versa.

With a monofocal IOL, the same is true. You will need glasses for up-close vision. But the second the ball leaves the head of your club, you’ll have to rip your glasses off to track it.

The PanOptix trifocal eliminates these varying levels of vision at different distances. It lets you see the ball clearly at your feet and then trace it through the air to see where it lands.

It gives you seamless vision at all refractive distances. There are no gaps between refractive distances, which is a common side effect of other multifocal IOLs.

Reduced Glare and Aberrations

Another common side effect of many multifocal IOLs is glare and aberrations. These occur because traditional multifocal IOLs have two refractive zones, near and far.

They give you crisp vision at these two distances but create a gap at intermediate ranges. There is a blurry gap between them as you transition between near and far with a traditional multifocal IOL.

This gap could take your eye off the ball as it momentarily blurs your sight while the ball travels through the intermediate range. The PanOptix trifocal eliminates this mid-range gap by adding a third focal point in the lens.

The third focal point is set to focus light at an intermediate distance. Because it focuses light at mid-range distances, it removes the glare and blurriness that this gap causes.

Crisp Sight At All Distances

Golf courses have varying visual ranges you need to be able to see. As you play, you look at the ball mere feet from your eyes, as well as hundreds of yards away from you.

Many other activities don’t have the variety of ranges that golf does. So, it’s helpful to have an IOL that can give you clear vision at varying ranges while you’re on the golf course.

Otherwise, you’re stuck pulling out your glasses for every other shot. Or you have to take them on and off as the ball travels away from you.

By having three refractive zones instead of one or two, the PanOptix trifocal IOL lets you ditch the glasses. It gives you maximum distance and intermediate vision.

Plus, it provides clear near vision. That means you can see the ball at your feet without any blurriness or the need for visual aids.

There is a chance you may need glasses for up-close tasks with the PanOptix trifocal IOL like reading prescriptions or food labels. But that should be it.

The near vision it gives you is so powerful that you should be able to read the markings on your golf ball.

Would you like to improve your golf game and get clear vision back at the same time? Schedule an appointment at Ginsberg Ophthalmology in Naples, FL. Determine if the PanOptix trifocal IOL is right for you!