Intraocular Lens Portland, OR

What is an IOL?
An intraocular lens (IOL) is the replacement lens that is surgically implanted in the eye to replace the existing clouded lens during cataract surgery. Cataract and lens implant surgery today is highly successful and very precise.

standard monofocal intraocular lens
Standard Monofocal IOLs

A monofocal IOL is a fixed lens (it doesn’t move) that is designed to deliver improved vision at just one distance (usually far). The potential drawback is that after surgery, you will probably need to wear glasses for near vision, even if you didn’t wear glasses before surgery.

Multifocal IOLs

A multifocal lens uses multiple visual zones that are built into the lens itself to provide vision at various distances. It’s almost like the rings of a target, with some rings being dedicated to distance vision, while others are used for near vision, similar to having a bifocal or trifocal lens inside the eye.

Accommodating IOLs

As the name implies, an accommodating lens “flexes” or “accommodates” to focus on subjects at various distances, delivering a continuous range of vision at near, intermediate and far.

Light Adjustable Lens

The Light Adjustable Lens (LAL) is a revolutionary technology in ophthalmology, offering customizable vision correction. It utilizes a unique material that can be precisely adjusted post-implantation to refine visual acuity. Patients can experience improved vision without the need for additional surgeries. This dynamic adaptability sets a new standard in the field of cataract surgery and refractive lens exchange.


What makes PanOptix so special is its trifocal design. Unlike traditional monofocal IOLs that only correct vision at a single distance, PanOptix provides clear vision at three crucial distances: near, intermediate, and far. This means you can enjoy a fuller, more natural range of vision, significantly reducing your reliance on glasses for activities like reading, using digital devices, or simply appreciating distant views.

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