Intraocular Lenses


The TECNIS IOL was designed using wavefront analysis of human corneas. As a result, the TECNIS IOL’s aspheric surface significantly reduces spherical aberrations and improves patient outcomes – providing sharper vision.
The TECNIS IOL, now available in acrylic, is the first and only lens implant with claims approved by the FDA for improved functional vision, which provides a meaningful safety benefit for older drivers with the TECNIS lens.
The TECNIS IOL is indicated for primary implantation for the visual correction of aphakia in adults in whom cataractous lens has been removed by phacoemulsification. The lens is intended to be placed in the capsular bag.
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It's the One to Correct Spherical Aberration to Zero

The Tecnis 1-Piece IOL Rejuvenates Vison by Correcting Spherical Aberration to Essentially Zero:
  • Multiple studies confirm that peak visual performance occurs at age 19, when spherical aberration is zero.1,2
  • The human cornea has on average +0.27 microns of spherical aberration throughout life, but spherical aberration of the lens increases with age.3
  • Clinical data shows that correcting residual spherical aberration to zero results in better visual outcomes and the best depth of focus.4


  • Reduced spherical aberration5
  • Improved functional vision5
  • Improved night driving simulator performance5
  • Meaningful safety benefit for drivers and pedestrians with whom they share the road
  • Improved functional vision for other life situations under low-light conditions


Zero spherical aberration = Peak visual performance



It's the one for Improved Functional Vision

Improved night-driving simulator performance
TECNIS IOLs are likely to provide a meaningful safety benefit to elderly drivers

Significant improvement in MTF over other aspheric lenses


High-quality vision in low-light conditions

In aviation-type visual performance testing, vision in low-light conditions (5 mm pupil) was superior with the complete spherical aberration correction provided by the TECNIS IOL.3

It's the One with Proven Hydrophobic Acrylic Material

There is no reason to block blue light
  • Blocking blue light does not provide any proven benefit, and increases the risk of compromising scotopic vision and normal circadian rhythms.6
  • Furthermore, multiple peer-reviewed studies have failed to find a link between age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and blue light exposure.6

Healthy blue light transmission is necessary for optimal scotopic vision6

  • Scotopic vision declines with age, even in healthy eyes without cataract or retinal disease.6
  • Driving, mobility and peripheral vision problems have all been associated with reduced scotopic vision.7


Blue light is essential for healthy circadian rhythms6

  • Circadian rhythms are normal 24-hour cyclic activities in the body that influence sleep pattern, mood, alertness, and body temperature.
  • Blue light helps regulate melatonin levels which influence circadian rhythms.6
  • Blue light has been shown to regulate melatonin and enhance alertness even in blind persons.8

Better Material Reduces Chromatic Aberration

  • Chromatic aberration is the uneven focusing of an optical system that causes different wavelengths of light to have different focal points.9
  • Chromatic aberration of optical materials can be expressed by their Abbe number. A higher Abbe number is associated with less chromatic aberration and better optical performance.10,11
  • Materials with low Abbe numbers and high chromatic aberration negatively impact contrast sensitivity.10

Better Material not Associated with Glistenings and Calcification

  • Glistenings in IOLs may decrease visual acuity12 and contrast sensitivity.13
  • Temperature fluctuations during the molding process of other IOLs have been shown to cause glistening formation.14
  • TECNIS IOLs are made with a proprietary cryo-lathing method that limits microvoid formation and high temperature fluctuations reduced glistenings.14
  • The TECNIS 1-Piece hydrophobic acrylic material is not associated with calcification and opacification found in hydrophilic acrylic IOLs.15,16

It's the one with the Next-Generation Design

ProTEC 360° edge design increases protection

Tri-Fix 3-Point Fixation designed to increase stability



  • Haptics offset allows three points of capsular bag fixation
  • Provides refractive predictability, long-term stability, and centration


Tecnis 1-Piece IOL Increases Ease of Implantation

  • Bag-friendly, coplanar delivery
  • Proprietary surface treatment for ease of unfolding

It's the one to Rejuvenate Vision

Optimal visual outcomes are 1-Piece away


Measure TECNIS 1-Piece IOL AcrySof IQ IOL

- Corrects spherical aberration to essentially zero5

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- Transmits healthy blue light5
- Not associated with glistenings17
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- ProTEC 360 barrier edge
- Tri-Fix 3-point fixation
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Product Specifications


1 Artal P. Alcon E, illegas E. Spherical aberration in young subjects with high visual acuity. Presented at ESCRS 2006, paper 558.
2 Holzer MP. Data presented at the 19th Congress of German Ophthalmic Surgeons (DOC), Nuremburg, Germany, 2006.
3 Data on file. Advanced Medical optics Inc.
4 Piers PA, Manzenara S, Prieto PM, et al. Use of adaptive optics to determine the optimal ocular spheric aberration. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2007;33:1721-1726.
5 Package Insert. TECNIS Foldable posterior Chamber Intraocular Lens. Advanced Medical Optics Inc.
6 Mainster MA. Violet and blue light blocking intra-ocular lenses: Photoprotection vs. photoreception. BR J Ophthalmol. 2006;90:784-792.
7 Owsley C, McGwin G, Scilley K, et al. Perceived barriers to care and attitudes about vision and eye care: Focus groups with older African Americans and eye care providers. Invest Ophth Vis Sci. 2006;47(4):2797-2802.
8 Zaidi FH, Hull JT, Peirson SN, et al. Short-wavelength lightsensitivity of circadian, papillary, and visual awareness in humans lacking an outer retina. Current Biology. 2007;7:2122-228.
9 Schwiegerling J. theoretical limits to visual performance. Surv Ophthalmology. 2000;45(2):39-146.
10 Zhao H, Mainster MA. The effect of chromatic dispersion on pseudophakic optical performance. BR J Ophthalmol. 2007;91(9):1225-1229
11 Negishi K,Ohnumna K, Hirayamu N, Noda T. Effect of chromatic aberration on contrast sensitivity in pseudophakic eyes. Arch Ophthalmol. 2001;1154-1158.
12 Gunenc U, Oner FH, Tongai S, Ferlief M. Effects on visual function of glistenings and folding marks in AcrySof intraocular lenses. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2001;27:1611-1614.
13 Christiansen G, Duncan FJ, Olson RJ, Christiansen K. Glistenings in the AcrySof intraocular lens: Pilot Study. J Cataract Surg. 2001;27:728-733.
14 Miyata A, Yaguchi S. Equilibrium water content and glistenings in acrylic intraocular lenses. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2004;30:1768-1772.
15 Tognetto D, Toto L, Sanguinetti G, Ravalico G. Glistenings in foldable intraocular lenses. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2002;28:1211-1216.
16 Steinert RF. In vivo assessment of intraocular lens calcification in a rabbit model. Presented at ASCRS 2006.
17 Nixon DR. New technologies for premium outcomes: Next generation phaco and TECNIS 1-Piece IOL. Presented at ESCRS, 2007.
TECNIS foldable intra-ocular lenses are indicated for primary implantation for the visual correction of aphakia in adults whom a cataractuous lens has been removed by phacoemulsification. The lenses are intended to be placed in the capsular bag. Rx only. For a complete listing of precautions, warnings and adverse events, refer to the package insert.

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