PanOptix® IOL

About PanOptix® IOL

Whether you have a cataract or choose to undergo a Refractive Lens Exchange, there are several trifocal IOLs available which will enable you to focus on objects in your near, intermediate and distance vision.

An IOL stands for ‘intraocular lens’, which simply means a lens that is implanted inside the eye.

What makes PanOptix® different to other trifocal IOLs?

PanOptix® IOL is designed to improve vision at the near, optimal intermediate and distance vision ranges to minimise your dependence on glasses.

Other trifocal IOLs are designed for an intermediate distance of 80 cm, whereas PanOptix® IOL trifocal lens is optimised for 60 cm. 60 cm has been demonstrated to be a more natural working distance based on the average person’s arm length.

An example of an intermediate distance could be using your computer, cooking or painting. Only the PanOptix® trifocal lens from Alcon® provides an intermediate focal length of 60 cm to allow for comfortable vision during these daily activities.


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Most Alcon PanOptix® Patients Quickly Adapt To Their New Vision

With the design of multifocal lenses there are some trade offs between a range of vision and visual disturbances that you will need to consider. Visual disturbances such as glare, rings around lights, rays around light sources and reduced ability to distinguish between objects and their backgrounds, especially in dim lighting may be present versus a standard monofocal IOL. As a result, you may find it harder to see while driving at night or completing tasks in low lighting conditions such as at night or in fog, or in a dimly lit room after surgery as compared to before surgery. Over time, these symptoms will become less prominent months after surgery which many patients find they are able to handle overtime.


During a trial with 20 patients implanted with PanOptix IOL:

• 100% of patients reported spectacle independence at near and intermediate distances with the PanOptix® IOL trifocal lens**

• 95% of patients reported spectacle independence at far distances with the PanOptix® IOL trifocal lens**

Your eye care professional should advise you on the benefits and drawbacks of the different options depending on your needs.




*Compared to Tecnis§ (AMO), Sensar§ (AMO), AKREOS§ (B&L), SOFTTEC§ (LensTec) and Centerflex/C-Flex/Superflex§ (Rayner) IOLs. § All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

** Based on the feedback from 20 patients 3 months after bilateral implantation of the PanOptix® IOL