Acrysof IQ Vivity Extended Vision IOL
The AcrySof™ IQ Vivity™ IOLs are artificial lenses implanted in the eye to correct vision in adults during cataract surgery. Schedule a consultation and find out if VIvity is right for you.
Unprecedented Levels of Clarity
The Acrysof® IQ Vivity® Extended Vision IOL utilizes ground-breaking intraocular lens technology from the industry-leading vision company, Alcon. The advantage of this lens is the excellent quality of vision day and night at distance, and excellent intermediate vision.
IOLs are clear lenses that are surgically implanted to replace our natural lens.
Studies demonstrate that Vivity outperforms traditional monofocal lenses with clear distance vision and superior clarity in intermediate vision.
Astigmatism causes your vision to be blurred at both near and far distances. It occurs when your cornea is shaped more like a football than a basketball.
Key features of astigmatism include:
- Blurred or Distorted Vision: Individuals with astigmatism often experience blurred or distorted vision at both near and far distances.
- Eye Strain and Discomfort: Astigmatism can lead to eye strain, headaches, and discomfort, especially after prolonged periods of reading or computer use.
- Difficulty with Night Vision: Some people with astigmatism may notice challenges with night vision, including glare and halos around lights.
- Combination with Other Refractive Errors: Astigmatism can occur on its own or in combination with nearsightedness or farsightedness.
Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a common type of refractive error where near objects appear clearly, but far objects appear blurry. This happens when the eyeball is too long or the cornea has too much curvature, causing light to focus in front of the retina instead of directly on it.
The medical term for farsightedness is hyperopia. Farsightedness is a common refractive error in the eye that affects the ability to see close-up objects. In farsighted individuals, light entering the eye focuses behind the retina instead of directly on it. This can result from an eyeball that is too short or a cornea that has too little curvature.
Common Questions About Acrysof IQ Vivity Extended Vision IOL
When is Vivity an ideal choice?
If an individual would like to reduce his or her dependence on glasses, Vivity would be a good choice. Individuals who wish for better distance and intermediate vision are likely to benefit more from Vivity than other IOLs.
How soon can I see results?
Visual recovery with the Vivity IOL is rapid, typically taking days to a week or two.
What is an intraocular lens?
When a cataract causes your eye’s lens to lose its clarity, the only option is to replace it with an intraocular lens (also known as an IOL). Intraocular lenses are artificial lenses that are implanted to replace your natural lens when it is removed during surgery. The lens is permanent, needs no maintenance, and can remain in your eye for your entire life.
The best IOL for you depends on your lifestyle and your visual needs.
How is Vivity technology different?
Vivity is a first of its kind IOL. It uses new X-WAVE technology that ‘stretches’ or ‘shifts’ light rays to allow for an extended range of vision, where previous multifocals/trifocals used rings or ‘light splitting’. The Vivity IOL creates a smooth and continuous focal range for distance, intermediate and functional near vision.
Why is intermediate vision crucial?
Intermediate vision is what we rely on to send emails to our loved ones, cook our favorite meal, see ourselves in the mirror, and a number of daily activities that are part of a life fully lived. Vivity provides enhanced vision at this distance that is often far beyond what traditional monofocal lenses can provide.
Will I still need glasses with Vivity?
Clinical studies have shown that 87% of patients reported they do not need glasses for vision at an arms length (intermediate vision) versus 57% with a standard lens. For near vision, relied on to read a book, 47% reported not needing glasses with Vivity, versus only 16% using standard options.
How does the procedure work?
Getting your Vivity IOL can be part of your cataract surgery. First, as part of a standard cataract surgery, the doctor removes your clouded lens. That lens is then replaced with the Vivity IOL, and you are ready to begin your life with enhanced vision, free of cataracts. According to the National Institute of Health, cataract surgery is one of the most common and safest procedures in the United States.