PanOptix® Trifocal IOL

Montgomery Eye Care is proud to offer the AcrySof®IQ PanOptix® Trifocal IOL to our patients from the Denver, Westminster and Northglenn, Colorado areas. Used to replace the eye’s natural lens clouded by cataracts, the PanOptix is the first and only trifocal intraocular lens (IOL) on the market. With PanOptix, 20/20 near, intermediate, and distance vision is now possible for many Trusetd Source Checkbox Trusted Source Directions For Use AcrySof®IQ PanOptix® Go to Source of our patients .

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What are Cataracts?

Cataracts are a normal part of the eye’s aging process affecting more than Trusetd Source Checkbox Trusted Source Cataracts National Eye Institute Go to Source 24 million Americans over the age of 40. They occur when an accumulation of protein causes the lens of the eye to become cloudy. At first, cataracts may not be noticeable, but eventually they will cause vision to become blurry to the extent that cataract surgery is necessary.

What is an IOL?

During cataract surgery, the cloudy natural lens of the eye is removed and replaced with an artificial intraocular lens, or IOL. Traditionally, a standard, or monofocal IOL is used during cataract surgery. Standard IOLs restore clear vision after cataracts and can correct near or distance vision, but not both.

Now, we are able to offer our patients advanced IOLs designed to correct vision at a range of distances and correct multiple refractive errors including presbyopia and astigmatism. In fact, Trusetd Source Checkbox Trusted Source Directions For Use AcrySof®IQ PanOptix® Go to Source 80.5% of patients reported that after PanOptix they never needed to wear glasses again.

What is the PanOptix Trifocal IOL?

In 2019, Alcon PanOptix Trifocal IOL became the first and only trifocal intraocular lens to be approved by the FDA, but this doesn’t mean it’s new. Before this, this revolutionary vision correction technology was already a leading IOL in more than Trusetd Source Checkbox Trusted Source Directions For Use AcrySof®IQ PanOptix® Go to Source 70 countries .

The PanOptix lens is so unique because it provides our patients with their greatest opportunity for true visual freedom. While other multifocal IOLs require patients to compromise clarity between some ranges of vision, PanOptix is truly a trifocal lens in that it delivers clarity at all ranges: near, intermediate, and distance. PanOptix is also designed to help patients who have astigmatism as well as patients with presbyopia, or age-related near vision loss.

Perhaps the best selling point for the PanOptix lens is the patient satisfaction rate. In a recent study, Trusetd Source Checkbox Trusted Source Directions For Use AcrySof®IQ PanOptix® Go to Source 99% of patients who received the PanOptix IOL said they would choose it again.

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Benefits of the PanOptix Trifocal IOL

  • Your best chance at visual freedom
  • Fast results
  • Address presbyopia (age-related near vision loss)
  • Great for patients with astigmatism
  • Correct vision at all ranges
  • Ideal for patients with active lifestyles
  • PanOptix lenses are made with blue light and UV light filters, so they offer some protection from
  • screens and sunlight
  • Side effects are few and mild
  • High rate of patient satisfaction

Is the PanOptix Trifocal Right for Me?

The best way to know if the PanOptix Trifocal Lens is the right IOL for you is to discuss your options with Dr. Montgomery. During your consultation, you’ll undergo a comprehensive eye exam and review of your medical history. You will then have the opportunity to be candid about your lifestyle and goals.

Frequently Asked Questions About PanOptix

Will insurance cover the cost of the PanOptix Trifocal Lens?

Although standard cataract surgery is typically covered by insurance, the use of advanced IOLs such as PanOptix are typically considered an elective upgrade, and therefore, are not covered by insurance. We offer affordable financing options to help these fit your budget.

Does the PanOptix Lens treat astigmatism?

Yes! Many of our patients with astigmatism have reduced or even eliminated their dependence on glasses and contacts with the PanOptix lens.

What are the risks and side effects of the PanOptix Trifocal Lens?

Risks and side effects of the PanOptix lens may include:

  • Halos, glare, and starbursts
  • Difficulty distinguishing objects from their background
  • Visual distortions
  • The need for additional surgery

Contact Montgomery Eye Care

If you are ready to learn more about the possibility of achieving visual freedom with the PanOptix trifocal IOL, please contact us to schedule a consultation at Montgomery Eye Care. We proudly serve patients from Denver, Northglenn, Westminster and nearby Colorado communities.

5-Star Rating!

I had cataract surgery on both eyes 3 years ago. Dr. Montgomery made my left eye nearsighted, and right eye farsighted. "I have the best of both worlds!" I can hold a book 5" or 24" from my face and read. Doctor Montgomery and his staff have "always" been extremely professional. I highly recommend this group of pros to anyone looking for eye care.

Ruby C.

I have always received great care from Montgomery Eye Care and an excellent result from the Cataract operation I had a few years ago. If you are looking to get the best eye health then this practice should be high on your list.


I was very apprehensive about having cataract surgery . Your vision is the most important thing in your life. My eye doctor recommended the professionals at Montgomery eye care. I couldn't be happier with the outcome. All of the people I interacted with were very helpful and professional. With state of the art equipment and eye surgeons trained in the latest. Developments and techniques. Thank you Montgomery eye care!


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