Alcon, the global leader in eye care, is pleased to announce the availability of AcrySof® IQ PanOptix® UV intraocular lenses (IOL), AcrySof® IQ PanOptix® Toric UV IOL, AcrySof® IQ Vivity® UV IOL and AcrySof® IQ Vivity® Toric UV IOL as part of the presbyopia-correcting lens portfolio in Canada.1 These next-generation IOLs provide ultraviolet (UV)-filtering hydrophobic protection for Canadians to help prevent UV damage and prolong vision health after cataract surgery. The new lenses add to the existing AcrySof® IQ PanOptix® and Vivity® IOL portfolios, which currently offer lenses that filter both blue light and ultraviolet light.2-3

“We are very proud to add ultraviolet light-filtering intraocular lenses to our market-leading presbyopia-correcting IOL portfolio,” said Brian O’Neal, General Manager of Alcon Canada. “We developed these in response to surgeon feedback in Canada and are pleased we can expand this offering to both AcrySof® PanOptix® and Vivity® lenses.”

Alcon Advanced Lenses are designed to correct cataracts, presbyopia and astigmatism by providing a continuous range of vision and reducing the need for glasses or contact lenses after cataract surgery. Designed to help Canadians enjoy their daily activities, AcrySof® IQ PanOptix® IOLs provide exceptional visual performance at meaningful distances – for driving, working at a computer or looking at a smartphone – with increased spectacle independence.2 The first-of-its-kind AcrySof® IQ Vivity® IOLs use patented X-WAVE™ Technology to create an extended range of vision that provides distance, for playing sports, intermediate, for preparing meals, and functional near vision, for putting on makeup or reading a menu, with a monofocal-like visual disturbance profile.3

Following Health Canada approval in 2017 and 2020, Alcon debuted the AcrySof® IQ PanOptix® and Vivity® lenses with Canadian ophthalmologists. Now in 2021, the AcrySof® IQ PanOptix® UV, PanOptix® Toric UV, Vivity® UV and Vivity® UV Toric round out the offerings for Alcon Advanced Lenses.