Vivity™ is a presbyopia-mitigating intraocular lens option that provides clear vision at distance and intermediate, with functional near vision. Available to patients in NYC who want to restore/improve vision and desire more spectacle independence.

NEW YORK, NY, April 21, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ — Advanced Eye Care is excited to announce that Alcon’s AcrySof® IQ Vivity™ cataract replacement lens is now available at our practice in New York City. As a proud Alcon partner, Dr. Wilson Ko is thrilled to offer Vivity™, the first and only non-diffractive extended depth of focus (EDOF) intraocular lens (IOL), to U.S. cataract patients. Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss globally, and in the U.S. nine in 10 Americans develop cataracts by the time they’re 65.

The AcrySof® IQ Vivity™ IOL is a new lens option for the more than four million Americans who undergo cataract surgery every year and are looking to correct their vision at the time of surgery. The standard cataract replacement lens, which is also called a monofocal lens, allows you to see far away. With Alcon’s proprietary non-diffractive X-WAVE™ technology, which stretches and shifts light without splitting it, the Vivity™ lens allows patients to see clearly far away and at arm’s length, while still providing functional vision up close. In a clinical study, 96 patients reported about their experience 6 months after receiving the Vivity™ lens, and in bright light 94% of patients reported good or very good vision far away without glasses and 92% reported good or very good vision at arm’s length without glasses.

“At Advanced Eye Care, we are dedicated to ensuring patients receive the highest quality of eye care and the latest technological advancements, and started implanting the Vivity™ IOL in January,” said Dr. Wilson Ko. “By offering the recently launched Vivity™, we now have expanded our IOL options for cataract patients and will be able to help many more patients restore their vision and meet their desired lifestyle needs.”

Vivity™ meets the needs of patients who are interested in some spectacle independence and similar rates of glares and halos compared to a monofocal lens. Clinical trial results also show that Vivity™ provided continuous extended range of vision of 20/20 at distance and greater than 20/25 at intermediate1 – key benefits Advanced Eye Care cataract patients have been looking for.

Dr Ko is now offering this innovative technology for patients. For patients interested in learning more about Vivity™, please call (212) 732-0073 or visit to schedule an appointment and speak with your eye care professional about your options.

About Vivity
The non-diffractive AcrySof® IQ Vivity™ Extended Vision Posterior Chamber Intraocular Lens Model DFT015 (referred to as AcrySof® IQ Vivity™ IOL) is a UV-absorbing and blue light filtering foldable intraocular lens (IOL). This IOL, compared to a monofocal IOL, provides an extended range of vision from distance to near without increasing the incidence of visual disturbances.

Potential side effects: As with any surgery, there is an implicit risk, whether or not the IOL is implanted. The complications of the IOL implantation surgery ranges from minor side effects (usually temporary) to serious complications. Patients with previous illnesses or disorders (such as chronic infections of the eye or eyelids, or diabetes) may present a higher risk of complications. Temporary surgical complications include, but are not limited to, reactions to medications such as irritation or mild allergic response, bleeding, redness, itching of the eye, sensitivity to light, swelling, Corneal edema (swelling of the cornea), problems with the iris, cell growth in the IOL, and an increase temporary eye pressure. There is a small risk of needing further surgical treatment (such as IOL replacement implanted by a different one or surgery to improve vision) after the implantation of the initial IOL.

Advanced Eye Care is dedicated to providing the highest quality eye care in the New York City area. At Advanced Eye Care, we strive to bring you the highest level of service in regard to care, diagnosis, management and if necessary surgical remedy to your eye health and problems.

Our eye surgeons have been fellowship trained at the foremost prestigious eye institutions including Wills Eye Hospital, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Wilmer Eye Institute and Massachusetts Eye and Ear. Ophthalmology residencies for training include Columbia, New York University, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and Johns Hopkins(Wilmer).

We have convenient locations, in lower Manhattan and Queens, we are able to offer our patients ease of access to our offices and our doctors. Whether it’s a simple eye exam or an appointment for LASIK, we are here to provide the best of care.

Our multilingual staff speaks Chinese, Korean & Spanish.

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