Vivity Lens

What is AcrySof® IQ Vivity™ IOL?

If you’re over 65 years old, you may notice some vision changes that are caused by cataracts. This common condition occurs when your eye’s lens becomes stiffened and clouded, making it more difficult to see clearly.

Fortunately, there is a surgery to combat cataracts, with a 98% success rate. Cataract surgery removes the clouded lens and replaces it with an artificial one, known as an intraocular lens, or IOL.

There is a range of options to choose from when selecting which IOL will work best for you. One that’s available is the Vivity Lens. It uses unique, non-refractive technology to give patients an extended range of vision.

Vivity Lens is an innovative type of intraocular lens (IOLs), providing an extended depth of focus (EDOF) and a continuous range of vision. Applied during cataract or lens replacement surgery, the Vivity Lens replaces an eye’s cloudy or inflexible lens.

The result is unlike other IOLs, which typically only improve vision at a certain distance and improve the patient’s overall vision, allowing them to see clearly at both intermediate and far distances while still having functional vision at near distances.

Although it’s important to discuss the choices with your doctor to determine which IOL is right for you, here are some of the reasons the Vivity Lens may be exactly what you’re looking for.

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How does the Vivity Lens work?

Using a technology called X-Wave, the Vivity Lens uses all the light that enters the eye and bends it so it lands on the retina in a way that makes it easier for you to see. This IOL not only improves far vision but also helps with intermediate and near vision as well. This is true even in low light.

This unique IOL not only gives patients an extended range of vision but it also provides protection from damaging UV and blue light.

What separates Vivity Lens from other premium lens options?

One of the advantages of the Vivity Lens is that patients often experience fewer visual disturbances than they do with other multifocal lenses. These disturbances can be things such as glare, halos around lights, and starbursts.

Vivity Lens also works for people with other eye problems, such as mild macular degeneration or dry eyes. Other multifocal lenses can potentially cause a worsening of vision in people with these issues. In contrast, Vivity Lenses are much less likely to do so.

Getting the Vivity Lens Cataract Lens Replacement at Southwest Eyecare

If you live in the Albuquerque area and are interested in cataract surgery using the Vivity Lens, we urge you to come in and see the skilled ophthalmologists at Southwest Eyecare. We are happy to answer all your questions and evaluate your eyes, so we can help you pick the right option for you. You don’t have to accept the dwindling vision that comes with cataracts.

Contact us today for more information about how we can help you see clearly again.

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Will I be able to give up my glasses altogether with the Vivity Lens?

Your results depend on many factors, so discussing the likely outcomes with your doctor is best. However, you may still need glasses in some situations. Close-up activities like reading a book or deciphering a prescription label will probably still require glasses.

However, you’ll almost certainly need your glasses less.

Can the Vivity Lens correct my astigmatism?

Yes. The toric model Vivity Lens corrects for astigmatism. One surgery can fix both cataracts and astigmatism using a single artificial lens.

Is every patient a good candidate for the Vivity Lens?

The only way to know for sure if you’re a good candidate is to be evaluated by a qualified ophthalmologist. Many people have eye problems, such as mild macular degeneration or dry eyes, that make them poor candidates for other multifocal lenses. But they may still be able to benefit from the Vivity Lens. They’ve even been successful in patients with glaucoma.

However, if you have a condition that makes it harder for your eyes to heal after surgery, like an autoimmune disorder or previous eye infections, Vivity Lens may not work for you.

Wondering if the Vivity lens could be right for you when you have cataract surgery? The only way to know for sure is to schedule an appointment at Southwest Eyecare of Albuquerque, NM, today!

Call us at (505) 346-0500.

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