Vivity Intraocular Lens

The Vivity intraocular lens represents a breakthrough in IOL design. Unlike multifocal IOLs, the Vivity Extended Range of Vision IOL does not divide light energy. With patented X-wave technology most of the light is focused at distance allowing for very high-quality vision like a traditional IOL. However a small area in the center of the lens extends the depth of focus and allows for intermediate and reading vision also. The standard monofocal lenses used routinely in cataract surgery provide excellent visual quality, but only allow for reduced dependency on glasses for either distance or near objects, but not both. The new Vivity IOL is the first and only X-wave IOL which provides reduced dependency on glasses for all distances — distance, intermediate (computer distance) and near and provides improved quality of night vision over traditional multifocal IOLs.

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Dr. Kandavel, Dr. Colvard, and Dr. Dredge were the 1st doctors to implant the lens in California. They have the most experience of any physician in Los Angeles with this new technology. They also have performed their own independent study on the lens and have published those results for others to learn from their experience.

Non-Interventional study, Comparing Visual Outcomes and Patient Satisfaction of Bilateral Tecnis Monofocal Patients (toric and non-toric) and Bilateral Vivity Patients (toric and non-toric)

No. The cataract surgery is performed in the same thirty minute procedure. The only difference is that your surgeon implants the Vivity IOL instead of a standard monofocal IOL. This results in the same comfort and short recovery time that patients experience with cataract surgery.

The Vivity IOL is well suited for patients over the age of 50 who have reduced vision due to cataracts and wish to achieve more independence from glasses for distance, intermediate and near vision than traditional monofocal lenses allow. Not all patients are ideal candidates for this new technology. Prior eye disease and medical history will be carefully considered. Based on each patient’s activities and goals our doctors will determine if you are a good candidate for this new IOL. The information provided above may not apply to all patients who receive this new technology and results may vary. Some patients who receive these new lenses may still require glasses after surgery for some activities.

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