Symfony Lens Implants
Our ophthalmic surgeons are pleased to use Symfony lens implants – the only presbyopia-correcting extended range of vision intraocular lens (IOL).
Tecnis Symfony Lens
It delivers a continuous full range of high-quality vision with reduced incidence of halos and glare, minimizing the need for glasses after cataract surgery or refractive lens exchange (RLE).
The Symfony is an example of an emerging class of IOL known as ’the extended-depth-of-focus lens’. It is the first lens that corrects all types of vision problems at once and can be inserted in just a simple operation. It works at any distance and in any light condition, acting more like a camera zoom than other multi-focal lenses which have three distinct points of focus.
What is a Symfony Lens?
The Symfony lens is the first and only lens out there that corrects presbyopia. The Symfony lens is used to replace your natural lens. With this breakthrough lens, patients can maintain continuous, high quality vision and also correct their astigmatism.
What Sets the Symfony Lens Apart
Most existing intraocular lenses can be categorized either as monofocal or multi-focal, but the Symfony combines the best of both technologies to achieve a better, clearer range of vision. Monofocal IOLs generally have a single point of focus, or range of distance in which objects appear clearly. Objects being viewed within that range can be seen well, but glasses may be needed for activities such as reading or long-distance viewing.
The AcrySof PanOptix lens manufactured by Alcon is designed to deliver decreased reliance on glasses for near, intermediate, and distance vision compared to a monofocal lens. According to their data during the FDA trials, 99% of patients stated they would choose the same lens again.
This once in a lifetime high technology lens implant is also available in a toric version for patients with astigmatism.
- Uses Enlighten Optical Technology which optimizes computer distance vision without compromising close-up or far-away vision.
- Its unique design allows for 88% of the light to transmit to the retina through a 3 mm pupil size for exceptional light utilization.
- It allows for better vision independent of pupil size or lighting conditions.