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Panoptix Lens

PanOptix trifocal IOL Show High Patient Satisfaction

PanOptix trifocal IOL Show High Patient Satisfaction

Goal: To provide patients with an intraocular lens (IOL) that reduces or eliminates the need for glasses. This lens is a trifocal designed to give clear vision at distance, intermediate, and near vision.


  • Distance: Reading road signs, playing sports like golf (4 meters)

  • Intermediate: Using a computer, cooking (66 cm)

  • Near: Reading a book, using your phone (40 cm)


  • As with any lens, the vision may take time to come into focus

  • Clear vision at all 3 distances should occur within a few weeks

  • Patients may have visual symptoms such as glare or rings around light due to the design of a diffractive lens

  • Most patients tolerate these symptoms well and they diminish over time due to a phenomenon called neuroadaptation

  • More light may be needed at night or in low light conditions for the best vision

Results: Most patients with Panoptix do not need glasses for daily activites and are happy with the lens choice. Those who do need glasses often need a small prescription for the best distance or reading vision.


  • The Panoptix lens was compared to a previous generation multifocal called ReSTOR.  

  • Panoptix reported 83% of patients "never" needing glasses versus 36% and 34% of patients with the ReSTOR lenses

  • Glare and halo were "extremely" noticeable with Panoptix in 10% of patients versus 3% and 1% in ReSTOR patients

  • Visual outcomes (BCVA) were similar in the groups

Hovanesian JA, Jones M, Allen Q. The PanOptix Trifocal IOL vs the ReSTOR  2.5 Active Focus and ReSTOR 3.0-Add Multifocal Lenses: A Study of  Patient Satisfaction, Visual Disturbances, and Uncorrected Visual  Performance. Clin Ophthalmol. 2021;15:983-990

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