Cataract surgery is performed over 4 million times a year in the United States. Nearly everyone will need to consider cataract surgery at some point in their lives.
Modern advances in the visual treatment of cataracts through surgery have been remarkable. In the recent past, patients only had one intraocular lens option to correct vision after cataract surgery. There are many options today.
One of the most advanced and successful intraocular lens choices is the Alcon Acrysof® IQ Vivity IOL.
This intraocular lens is an extended depth of focus lens. That is, it gives more than just one single area of focus. It will extend one’s depth focus by providing excellent distance and intermediate (computer) vision and functional near vision. Most people achieve close to 20/20 vision at distance, 20/25 vision at intermediate, and 20/30 vision at near.
Alcon accomplishes this through proprietary lens optics known as X-wave technology. In addition to an extended depth of focus which limits the need for glasses use, the Acrysof® IQ Vivity lens is associated with fewer halos and night visual aberrations than other multifocal IOLs.
Over 90% of patients are very happy with the Acrysof® IQ Vivity lens. At Claris, it has quickly become the lens of choice to reduce the need for glasses after cataract surgery.