The Doctors at Sedona Eye Care have been providing consultation and post op care for cataract surgery for 40 years, and Premium lenses for 15 years with the surgeons at Barnett Dulaney Perkins Eye Center. BDPEC has always been the leader in providing patients the latest in lens technology and surgical advancements. Sedona Eye Care has always been the leader in the latest diagnostic and imaging technology. In addition to the Zeiss IOL Master, to achieve the best refractive measurements we do extra tests such as topography prior to surgery at SEC and ORA during surgery at BDP. These tests are required for refractive and astigmatism management.
The ocular surface is extremely important in the measurement prior to surgery and performance of your eyes after surgery. This is extremely important with Premium lenses. The cornea if dry affects contrast sensitivity as does certain eye diseases.
At Sedona Eye Care, we take extra care to assure we get the best measurements, healing, and continued performance after surgery. Premium lenses allow our patients to see far and near vision with the same eye instead of a single vision focus of either far or near. It is extremely important that our patients have realistic expectations as to what premium lenses provide. It does not necessarily mean better vision at a single distance; it just means our patients do not need reading glasses with certain designs. In fact, due to their design to achieve both near and far vision, Premium Multifocal lenses usually have a softer focus. The premium lenses designs are constantly changings and evolving. Currently, the latest technology premium lenses offered to meet our patient's lifestyle and occupational visual needs are Vivity, Symphony, and Panoptic.
Monofocal standard IOLs are the most common type of lens used with cataract surgery. They provide clear lenses at one focal distance. Multifocals IOLS provide vision at a range of different focal distances and lessen one's dependence on glasses. They aren't for everyone and if one has realistic expectations, they provide functional vision at near and far without glasses. Different premium multifocal offer choices of where to most enhance one's vision. Your doctor at Sedona Eye Care will help you decide which best meets your lifestyle and vision requirements, but final choice will be made between the patient and surgeon.
Vivity extended depth of focus lens extends the focal range of vision with the least disturbance profile of any presbyopia correcting lens. It is an opportunity to help with computer, driving and near vision with the least disturbance and the most monofocal like disturbance profile. It is not a multifocal lens but a non-diffractive expanded depth lens which stretches and shifts light without spitting as multifocal diffractive technology IOLs do. Vivity provides good distance and midrange vision, but not the near vision that Panoptic does. Small print and cell phones may require more near vision correction than Vivity provides. The Tecnis Synergy IOL combines the best of extended depth of focus and multifocal technologies according to Johnson and Johnson; to deliver the widest range of continuous vision with the best near vision among leading PCIOLs, without the visual gaps caused by existing trifocal technology.
PanOptic multifocal lenses result in better uncorrected near vision and greater spectacle independence, but more unwanted visual phenomena such as glare and haloes, compared to monofocal or even Vivity expanded depth of focus lens.