The placement of a lens implant within the eye after cataracts removal is one of the most important medical advances in recent history. Intraocular lenses offer several advantages including the elimination of contact lenses or thick cataract glasses, improved depth perception and side vision, and a normal appearance after surgery. Every year new implant designs emerge with special features such as foldable implants ideally suited for small-incision no-stitch procedures. Dr. Weinkle is constantly evaluating the desirability of each type of intraocular lens implant in order to offer you the highest quality and safest device available. Dr. Weinkle has been credentialed as one of the top Crystalens AO®, and Trulign Toric® surgeons in the nation.

Tecnis Symfony IOL Example

Intraocular Lens Options

Premium Lens Types:

 Tecnis Symfony®  Crystalens AO®  Trulign Toric®  Tecnis Toric®  Tecnis Multifocal®

What is the Tecnis Symfony® Lens?

The Tencis Symfony Lens is a recent FDA-approved intraocular lens to correct cataracts and reduces the need for glasses after cataract surgery.

Toric IOL Examples



AcrySof IQ PanOptix IOL

The AcrySof IQ PanOptix IOL is an intraocular lens designed to provide you with clear vision for near, intermediate, and far distances without glasses. For this reason, it is sometimes called a “trifocal” lens much like the trifocal prescription you would get with conventional glasses. This premium IOL is designed to reduce or eliminate your need for glasses after cataract surgery at all ranges of distances.

What makes the PanOptix IOL unique is its ability to mimic a young eye. The design of the lens does this by bending light rays to allow them to focus on the retina (the back surface of the eye) in all distances. Examples of crisp vision at near vision include reading a book, using a cellphone or reading a menu; at intermediate vision include using a computer, playing board games, or looking in the mirror; at distance vision include watching TV, driving, playing golf, or attending sports and concert venues.


What is the Crystalens AO®?

The Crystalens AO® is an FDA-approved intraocular lens for the visual correction of adults with cataracts (clouded lenses) with or without presbyopia, or lenses that have aged or become more rigid.

The Crystalens AO® was modeled after the human eye. Like the natural lens, it uses the eye muscle to flex and accommodate in order to focus on objects in the environment at all distances. The Crystalens AO® dynamically adjusts to your visual needs.


The Crystalens AO® accommodating intraocular lens is made with hinges on each side that are designed to allow the optic, or the part of the lens that you see through, to move back and forth as you constantly change focus on images around you. The Crystalens AO® is a small lens enabling it to flex or bend as you focus your vision.

Crystalens AO® is:

Few patients with Crystalens AO® have experienced glare, halos and night vision problems. Crystalens AO® focuses only on one image to the back of the eye, unlike a multifocal lens that projects multiple images that are not entirely in focus, requiring your brain to “adjust” to the differences. In addition, Crystalens AO® vision is sharp and crisp because 100% of the light rays are available and distributed – when you need it.

The Effectiveness of the Crystalens AO® Was Proven in Clinical Trials:

Significantly more patients implanted with a Crystalens AO® (88.4%) could see better at all distances then patients implanted with a standard IOL (35.9%).

Long-term experience means a safe and effective procedure – some patients have continued excellent vision 5 years after implantation with the Crystalens AO®. More than 40,000 Crystalens AO® IOL have been implanted worldwide.

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Trulign Toric®

Trulign Toric IOLThe Trulign Toric® intraocular lens implant is used to replace the natural lens of the eye following the removal of a cataract. Palm Coast Eye Center is proud to offer our patients the latest advancements in intraocular lens technology.  We are among the first in our region to offer the Trulign Toric® IOL at our offices serving the regions of Sarasota and Bradenton.

The Trulign Toric® is considered to be the new direction for lens replacements. It is true that standard monofocal IOLs deliver improved vision, but this improved vision is set at just one distance: usually far. As a result, after cataract surgery, many patients often need to wear glasses for near and intermediate vision; sometimes glasses are necessary even if they weren't required prior to surgery.

But because the Trulign Toric® IOL is a premium lens that treats not only your cataracts but any post-operative astigmatism as well, it can result in much greater freedom from glasses, ultimately providing you with a broader range of vision. The Trulign Toric® lens truly is the future of lens replacement.

Some of the main benefits of Trulign Toric® include:

According to clinical results, 99.2% of all patients reported no significant visual disturbances with the Trulign Toric® IOL.

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Tecnis Toric® by Johnson & Johnson Vision

Tecnis Toric IOL Example

The TECNIS Toric® 1-Piece intraocular lens implant is used to replace the natural lens that is being removed during cataract surgery.  The TECNIS Toric® provides visual correction of aphakia and astigmatism of one diopter or greater in adult patients with or without presbyopia. This lens is clinically found to reduce or even eliminate dependence on glasses or contact lens for distance after cataract surgery.  This lens is the latest addition to the TECNIS Toric® platform and provides that same proven optics and materials found in every TECNIS Toric® lens.

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Tecnis Multifocal®

Tecnis Multifocal IOL ExampleThe Tecnis Multifocal® lens is specially designed to provide patients with superior vision throughout a wide range of focal lengths and even allows patients to see clearly in low light. It features multiple refractive zones to enhance uncorrected vision at close (i.e. reading) and far (i.e. driving) distances. In fact, clinical trials show that nearly 9 out of 10 patients do not need glasses at all after receiving a Tecnis Multifocal® lens.

If you have complications with your vision while driving at night, the Tecnis Multifocal® Aspheric IOL can significantly help to restore your vision. The lens is implanted during cataract surgery. Clinical trials have shown that 4-6 months post-Tecnis Multifocal® implantation, 84% of patients had 20/20 vision or better, 14% had 20/25 to 20/40 vision and 1% had 20/50 to 20/100 vision.

Planning to have cataract surgery?

The Tecnis Multifocal® IOL is designed to provide patients with clear vision at all distances and all light levels. The lens is set to one point (distance or near) which helps to restore vision, eliminate the need for reading glasses, and improve vision during night-time driving. Clinical trials have shown that 9 out of 10 patients no longer require glasses after receiving the Tecnis Multifocal® IOL.

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