Five Things About the Vivity IOL That You May Not Know

Five Things About the Vivity IOL That You May Not Know

August 11th, 2023

If you’re having cataract surgery, one of the most important decisions you will make is which IOL you will have replace your natural lens during the procedure. By choosing a premium intraocular lens, you are more likely to end up with the clearest, sharpest vision you’ve had in years. 

The advanced Vivity IOL is an excellent IOL option that can help you achieve your vision goals and gain greater visual freedom. Keep reading to learn more about the Vivity IOL, including five things you may not know!

What is the Vivity IOL? 

The Vivity lens is a premium intraocular lens (IOL) that allows you to see at various distances. It’s a multifocal lens that provides high-quality distance and intermediate vision, and functional close-up vision. 

It’s a unique cutting-edge lens developed by Alcon, a leading manufacturer of intraocular lenses and other vision correction and eyecare products. The Vivity lens is the only multifocal lens to use X-Wave™, a non-diffractive technology. 

This technology uses all available light that enables a continuous range of vision. The standard IOL typically used in cataract surgery is monofocal. 

This means it provides vision correction within a specific range, typically distance viewing. To type on a computer, read a book, or check email on your cell phone, you’d need reading glasses for intermediate or up-close vision. Otherwise, objects would appear blurry. 

Vivity’s continuous extended range of vision means that in a car, you can read road signs, check the speedometer, and glance at directions on your GPS. Distant and intermediate vision is clear, and in good light, you’ll have functional close-up vision without glasses.

Who is a Good Candidate for the Vivity IOL?

The best way to determine if you’d qualify for the Vivity IOL is to make an appointment at Laser Eye Center for an evaluation. Some eye conditions may rule out the Vivity lens, including dry eye syndrome, autoimmune disease, or a history of eye infections.

Your eye doctor will also weigh your vision goals, lifestyle, and budget when determining whether or not the Vivity IOL may be right for you.

Five Things About Vivity That You May Not Know About the Vivity IOL

The Vivity IOL is an excellent option for those looking to achieve greater visual freedom.

Extended Depth of Focus Technology 

The Vivity IOL’s unique non-diffractive design means that light is not split to create multiple focal points, allowing you to enjoy an extended range of vision.

Reduced Halo and Glare

Many multifocal lens wearers report increased halos and glare after their cataract surgery. Vivity IOL patients enjoy clearer vision with a halo and glare profile comparable to a monofocal IOL. 

UV and Blue Light Protection

The Vivity IOL’s unique X-Wave technology helps protect your eyes from UV ray exposure in the sunlight along with the blue light from digital devices.

Astigmatism Correction

The Vivity lens comes in a toric model, which can correct astigmatism, making it appealing to those whose astigmatism makes them a poor candidate for other IOLs.

High Patient Satisfaction

Studies have indicated that ninety-five percent of Vivity IOL patients report being satisfied with their choice of lenses. Thirty-three percent of the patients surveyed reported never needing glasses for any activities once they had Vivity lenses. 

Cataract surgery is your opportunity to improve your vision and enjoy life once again. With Vivity IOLs, you’ll look forward to a brighter, clearer future of sight. 

Do you want to learn more about the Vivity IOL or determine if this lens may be right for you? Schedule an appointment at Laser Eye Center in Huntsville, AL, today!