The Tecnis Symfony lens is an intraocular lens that is implanted during cataract surgery after the cataract has been removed. In contrast to a standard monofocal lens, the Tecnis Symfony lens has the ability to treat presbyopia, a condition that prevents patients from seeing both far and near in focus at the same time.
This lens was FDA approved in 2016 and is unique in that it is not considered a multifocal lens, such as the ReSTOR multifocal or the Tecnis multifocal. A multifocal lens gives patients two distinct distances where images are in focus, such as far and near. In between the far and near focal points, the images are not as clear. With the Tecnis Symfony lens, the images are in focus at far and near, but also everywhere in between. It provides a range of distances within which everything is in focus.