The Alcon AcrySof® IQ Vivity® lens
It enables high-quality distance and intermediate vision, and functional close-up vision.
Vivity uses a new, non-diffractive technology called X-Wave™. Alcon’s proprietary non-diffractive technology uses all available light to create a continuous, extended range of vision.
Patients with other multifocal lenses often complain about visual disturbances such as:
Some patients opt for monofocal lenses because they have a much lower rate of these post-cataract side effects.
Most patients that have this lens implant achieve excellent visual acuity, meaning their vision is sharper for distance and intermediate vision in both bright and dim lighting conditions. This lens is also an excellent option for patients looking to drive at night. Some patients may still require the use of reading glasses for some close-up activities. However, many patients with Vivity lenses are able to check a message on their smartphone or read a label at the store without glasses. They may need their glasses to read a prescription label or small print in a dark setting such as a restaurant. We offer Vivity at our Chardon and Mentor locations.