Lifestyle Lens Options

Trifocal Lens

PanOptix Trifocal Lens

Eye Doctor Performing Cataract SurgeryCarolina Cataract & Laser Center is excited to offer patients the newest lens technology available with the PanOptix trifocal lens. The innovative design of this new lens offers patients their best vision across all ranges – near, intermediate, and distance.

Carolina Cataract & Laser Center was one of the first sites in South Carolina to offer this new technology and is already “seeing” patients with 20/20 vision! Call today to schedule your cataract evaluation or for more questions: (843) 797-3676.

AcrySof.IQ PanOptix Trifocal Lens

Multifocal Lens

Restoring Vision For Cataract Patients in South Carolina

Intraocular Lens ExampleFDA Clinical Trials Show 80% of Patients Are Spectacle FREE after surgery.

Multifocal Lenses such as ReSTOR© and Tecnis© are foldable IOLs that represent breakthrough technology because of their unique, patented optic design, which allows patients to experience the highest level of freedom from glasses ever achieved in IOL clinical trials.

Multifocal IOLs use a combination of three complementary technologies: apodization, diffraction, and refraction, to allow patients to experience a full range of high-quality vision without the need for reading glasses or bifocals. This range of vision is achieved through the optical properties of the IOL.

During U.S. clinical trials, the results were remarkable:

  • 80% of patients reported that after lens implant surgery with ReSTOR lenses, they no longer needed glasses or contact lenses to see clearly at all distances.
  • 94% said they could drive and read the paper without contacts or glasses.
  • Nearly 94% were so satisfied that they would have the procedure again.

TECNIS Symfony Lens©

The TECNIS Symfony lifestyle lenses were specially developed with features to improve both the range and quality of vision. In a clinical study, patients with the TECNIS Symfony IOL had greater improvements to their intermediate and near range vision, all while maintaining similar distance vision.

The Symfony patients were also less likely to need corrective lenses after surgery and had a higher visual perception in any lighting conditions. Click here for more information from Johnson & Johnson about the TECNIS Symfony lifestyle lens: TECNIS Symfony lifestyle lens

Toric Lens Implants

Toric Lens ExampleMany patients suffer from a common eye condition known as astigmatism. Often astigmatism can lead to blurred or impaired vision if it becomes moderate or severe.

The cause of the blurred and impaired vision is the result of the eye’s cornea having an irregular shape. A normal cornea and lens have a circular shape (like that of a basketball), whereas an eye with astigmatism has a longer more oval shape (like that of a football).

Carolina Cataract & Laser Center is pleased to offer Toric lens implants for astigmatism correction after cataract surgery.

The recent advancements in Intraocular Lens (IOL) technology have now made it possible to provide an effective solution for patients that have astigmatism. Until recently, patients that were IOL candidates and had astigmatism had no option built into the lens, which would correct the astigmatism aspect of their visual condition.

Surgeons would typically perform refractive surgery or LASIK after the insertion of an IOL to correct the complete visual picture.

If patients did not have astigmatism correction after IOL implantation then contacts or glasses would be required to deal with astigmatism. With advancements in the optics of IOLs, the manufacturers are now able to accommodate astigmatisms.

Clinical Study Data for the Acrysof IQ Toric®

  • 94% of patients achieved an uncorrected distance of 20/40 or better
  • Improved contrast sensitivity in low-light situations
  • Significant reduction in both spherical and total high order aberrations
  • Improved functional vision in challenging environments such as night driving, glare, and fog


Premium lenses are implanted through a highly refined surgical procedure at a local surgery center. During surgery, the aging lens is removed from the eye and replaced with a permanent intraocular lens. New technology and surgical advancements have made surgery a relatively quick, painless outpatient procedure.

David T. Vroman, MD, Millin C. Budev, MD, Kristiana D. Neff, MD, and Michelle S. Ying, MD are known leaders in the field of lens implantation, already helping thousands of patients achieve visual freedom. Your surgeon will discuss all of your options with you in detail to determine the best plan for your individual needs.

Exciting new lens offerings such as the Panoptix Trifocal, TECNIS Symfony, and Alcon Restor multifocal provide options to patients as well, allowing cataract patients to see well at all distances without the help of glasses, bifocals, or reading glasses.