Lifestyle Lens Options

Premium IOL’s in Charleston

If you are considering cataract surgery, one of the choices you will have to make is which intraocular lens, or IOL, will replace your natural lens during the procedure. There are many IOL options available, including advanced premium IOLs.

Premium IOLs are new lenses designed to restore distance vision like standard IOLs and improve your ability to see clearly for reading, computer work, and other daily tasks without being dependent on glasses.  

What Are Premium IOLs?

When the eye’s natural lens becomes cloudy from a cataract, the only way to restore vision is through cataract surgery. During cataract surgery, your natural lens is replaced with an artificial IOL.

Standard monofocal IOLs correct your distance vision but require you to wear glasses for reading and computer work. Premium IOLs are more technologically advanced lenses engineered to provide a greater range of clear vision after surgery.

Alcon PanOptix IOL

The PanOptix by Alcon is a trifocal IOL designed for excellent visual clarity from far to near ranges. The PanOptix design allows you to perform everyday activities like looking at your phone, using the computer, and even golfing without having to wear glasses. 

It delivers the broadest range of continuous, high-quality vision compared to other IOLs. Clinical studies showed PanOptix patients were able to easily perform everyday tasks like looking at their phones without glasses. Many also reported reduced nighttime halos and glare.

Alcon Clareon Vivity IOL

Another option from Alcon is the Clareon Vivity EDOF lens. It uses a specialized X-WAVE technology to generate an elongated focal point that provides continuous sharp vision for most distances. 

It was also highly effective at reducing the need for glasses versus standard IOLs. The Vivity IOL is great for optimizing sight for activities like driving, using a computer, and grocery shopping.


The TECNIS Synergy IOL from Johnson & Johnson is a multifocal IOL designed to deliver seamless near, intermediate, and distance vision. 

Unlike monofocal IOLs that only correct distance vision, the advanced TECNIS Synergy allows you to see clearly up close for reading and writing, at arm’s length for computer work and applying makeup, and far away for driving and watching TV. 

The toric model also corrects astigmatism by shaping the artificial lens to compensate for irregularities in the cornea’s curvature. With the TECNIS Synergy IOL, you can enjoy crisp vision for daily tasks without the need for glasses after cataract surgery.

Rayner IOLs

Rayner is a trusted European IOL manufacturer that offers a wide range of monofocal, toric, multifocal, and extended depth-of-focus IOLs. These lenses are crafted from proprietary hydrophobic acrylic, which can help reduce glare after cataract surgery.

All Rayner IOLs are designed for maximum optical performance and visual outcomes using advanced material and production techniques. 

What Are the Benefits of Premium IOLs?

Although they are typically more expensive than other IOLs, there are many advantages to choosing a premium IOL. Key benefits of premium IOLs include:

  • Significantly reduce or eliminate your need for glasses after cataract surgery
  • Maintain sharp vision at all distances: up close, far away, and in-between
  • See colors and contrast more vividly
  • Experience less glare and halos at night
  • Get highly precise vision correction tailored to your eyes
  • Enjoy your favorite activities like reading, golfing, or sewing without struggling to see

With premium IOLs, you can optimize your vision to live life to the fullest after cataract surgery. Discuss the range of options with your eye doctor at Carolina Cataract & Laser Center in Charleston, South Carolina, to choose the best lens for your eyes and lifestyle needs.

Are you interested in learning more about premium IOLs? Schedule a cataract evaluation at Carolina Cataract & Laser Center in Charleston, SC, today!