ADVANCED LIFESTYLE BIFOCAL IMPLANT LENSES
Advanced Lifestyle Bifocal Implants are a type of premium implant lens that help restore near vision and are used with Cataract Surgery or Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE). These advanced lenses help correct the condition known as Presbyopia, an aging condition where we lose the ability to see up close
PanOptix® Implant Lens
The Symfony® (also the Tecnis Multifocal®) Implant Lens:
The Symfony intraocular lens uses the latest generation of diffractive optics to offer an extended depth of focus. It can also correct for astigmatism. This lens has good distance and intermediate vision as well as fair near vision. Some patients will still need “readers” for very small print or reading in dim light conditions. In our experience patients who choose the Symfony lens experience the least amount of night glare, halos and starbursts over all other bifocal and trifocal lens options currently available. This lens is a very popular lens choice with our patients.
Strengths: good distance, good intermediate, and fair near vision.
Weaknesses: some glare/halos with night driving that typically will improve over time, may need “readers” for very fine print
Strengths: good distance, good intermediate, and good near vision.
Weaknesses: some glare/halos with night driving that typically will improve over time, night vision seems “darker”
The PanOptix® (replaces the ReStor®) Implant Lens:
The PanOptix intraocular lens uses the latest generation of diffractive optics to create multiple focal points. It can also correct for astigmatism. This lens has good distance, intermediate and near vision. The PanOptix has better near vision than some other bifocal designs such as the Symfony, but not quite as good night vision.
Strengths: near, distance.
Weaknesses: some glare/halos with night driving that improves over time, slightly less clear intermediate.
Astigmatism- is where the cornea, the outer window of the eye, is curved more in one direction than the other. The eye is shaped like a football so this causes multiple points of focus and blurry vision.
Toric- is NOT a bifocal implant lens but can correct for astigmatism allowing many patients to see better without their glasses for distance vision. Most patients will still need reading glasses (“readers”) or to wear bifocals for near vision, and often for intermediate vision. You may be able to wear non-prescription readers or magnifiers that are easily available.
Strengths: distance vision, corrects astigmatism. Weaknesses: will need readers for near and sometimes intermediate vision.
If you decide to have an Advance Lifestyle bifocal implant lens our surgery coordinators will review your questions and fully explain any additional fees related to the lens implant that you might be responsible for. Most insurances including Medicare cover the cost of the cataract surgery, the surgical facility fee for cataract surgery, and anesthesia fees, but NOT the cost of Advanced Lifestyle bifocal implant lens.
If you are having Refractive Lens Exchange, all these fees are included in one all-inclusive fee. Our surgery coordinators will be pleased to review any costs as well arrange convenient monthly payments to fit your budget, should you decide that an Advance Lifestyle Bifocal Implant Lens is the best choice for you.