Could a Premium IOL Like the PanOptix Be Right For My Active Lifestyle?

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From playing golf to going for a hike, many people enjoy active lifestyles. When you’re used to performing activities that require you to be up and moving, the last thing you need is glasses or contacts getting in your way. 

That’s why many people around the world are choosing the visual freedom that comes with a premium intraocular lens. Keep reading to find out if a premium IOL like the PanOptix may be right for your active lifestyle!

What Is an IOL?

An IOL, or intraocular lens, is an artificial lens that your eye doctor implants into your eye during cataract surgery or refractive lens exchange. During either procedure, the eye’s natural lens is removed and replaced with a new lens. 

Most commonly made of silicone or acrylic, this artificial lens refracts light. It mimics the function of your natural lens to focus light and produce a clear image for you to see.

There are many different choices when it comes to IOLs. Your eye doctor will help you select the one that best fits your lifestyle. 

How Does a Premium IOL Differ From a Standard Lens?

Not all IOLs are made the same. There are three general types: monofocal, multifocal, and extended depth of focus. 

A monofocal lens is considered a standard lens. When choosing this IOL, your vision will be corrected for one distance. 

You can choose to have your near, intermediate, or far vision corrected, but not all three. You may still need to rely on glasses or contacts to see at the other distances after the procedure.

Multifocal and extended depth of focus lenses are considered premium lenses. With multifocal IOLs, you can see clearly at multiple distances. 

Multifocal IOLs allow you to be able to focus to see objects both near and far. Many people who choose this type of IOL are able to reduce their dependence on contact lenses and glasses. 

Extended depth of focus lenses are a type of multifocal IOLs. The difference is that they work by creating a single elongated point of focus rather than several. 

The extended depth of focus lens provides a greater continuous range of vision, similar to your natural vision. One example of a multifocal lens is the PanOptix lens. 

As the first and only available trifocal IOL, it provides sharp vision from any distance without the blurry zones. At Ginsberg Eye, we have a variety of intraocular lenses available. 

At your consultation, your eye doctor will evaluate your vision, eye health, and visual goals to determine the best fit for you.

Premium IOLs For Active Lifestyles

Relying on glasses and contacts to see is not always ideal for those who regularly partake in physical activities. On a bike ride or in the yoga studio, it is easy to knock your glasses to the ground.

You’ll also find yourself taking extra precautions to make sure you don’t damage them. Contacts, on the other hand, can easily slip out.

They can also become dry and uncomfortable when going for a run or hiking on a windy day. Most patients who choose a premium IOL are able to reduce their need for visual aids. 

By reducing your dependence on contact lenses and glasses, you can enjoy all your favorite activities without having to make special accommodations for your vision needs.

Are you interested in exploring the possibilities of a premium IOL? Schedule a consultation at Ginsberg Eye in Naples, FL, today to find out which type of IOL is right for you!