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PanOptix Trifocal Lenses (IOL) for Cataracts

Over three million cataract procedures are performed every year in the U.S. Many patients have to depend on reading glasses, computer glasses, or another type of eyewear after their surgery. PanOptix lenses are changing all of that. 

These innovative, multifocal lenses restore cataract-impaired vision and deliver an outstanding range of vision - correcting for nearsightedness, farsightedness and presbyopia all at once. With PanOptix, patients are free to live a full, active life without the need for glasses.


Frequently Asked Question

What Is PanOptix?

PanOptix is an intraocular lens (IOL), which is an artificial lens that is implanted in the eye during cataract surgery. The PanOptix intraocular lens replaces the cloudy, natural lens that results from cataracts. PanOptix has been dubbed “the next generation trifocal,” because it is the first and only trifocal lens for patients undergoing cataract surgery in the United States. 

What Are Trifocal Lenses?

Trifocal lenses provide three levels of vision simultaneously:

  • Near vision (reading)
  • Intermediate vision (computer work)
  • Distance vision

What Are The Benefits of PanOptix Lenses?

The vast majority of PanOptix patients do not need to wear glasses after surgery. In a clinical study conducted by the FDA, over 90 percent of patients indicated that given the choice, they would choose PanOptix lenses again. 


  • Greatly reduces the need for glasses
  • Designed for active lifestyles
  • Provides clear vision in a range of lighting conditions
  • Corrects vision at all distances
  • Very high rate of patient satisfaction

How Is the Lens Implanted?

First, a topical anesthetic is applied to numb the eye area. A very small incision is made in the eye, and a tiny instrument (no bigger than the tip of a pen) is inserted in the opening to remove the cataracts. Then, the PanOptix IOL is implanted and set in place. The surgery itself takes about 10-15 minutes.

Are PanOptix Lenses Right For Me?

Your doctor can help you decide if you are a good candidate for surgery based on your eye health, your visual needs, and your general lifestyle. Contact us today for an evaluation!