To access all features and enjoy the full functionality of this site, please ensure your browser is up-to-date. For IE8 users, the most recent version is IE11.

TECNIS Symfony™ OptiBlue™ IOL

Uninterrupted Vision

TECNIS Symfony™ OptiBlue™ IOL

The all-purpose EDOF from TECNIS™ IOL


Better VA performance across every distance than Vivity™*6,7
1.5x better contrast day and night than Vivity™3,4
High tolerance with minimized side effects**2,6,7

*Based on comparison of defocus curves; not a head-to-head study. Note that TECNIS Symfony™ OptiBlue™ IOL provides equivalent range of vision and tolerance to refractive error as TECNIS Symfony™ IOL.
**vs. TECNIS Symfony™ IOL

TECNIS Symfony™ OptiBlue™ IOLs provide superior performance across every distance compared with AcrySof™ IQ Vivity™†6,7


Binocular defocus curves demonstrate a wider range of continuous vision than AcrySofTM IQ VivityTM IOL †,‡,6,7

Mean visual acuity of ~20/32 or better from infinity to >20 inches may allow patients to seamlessly move between different activities6
~29% more AUC above 0.2 LogMAR (~20/32 Snellen) compared with AcrySofTM IQ VivityTM §6,7
Tolerance to post-op refractive errors due to a large landing zone is a key factor for high patient satisfaction6,9

†Based on comparison of defocus curves from two different studies using the same test method: not a head-to-head study. Note that TECNIS SymfonyTM OptiBlueTM IOL provides equivalent range of vision and tolerance to TECNIS SymfonyTM IOL.8
‡Direct comparisons of defocus curves provide a detailed comparison of visual acuity at every level of defocus.§10,11 The AUC metric provides an overview of visual range, accounting for the level of visual acuity within the range as well as the range itself. It represents the subjective experience better than intermediate and near visual acuities alone. 11

InteliLight™ Technology

Powered by InteliLight™

An innovative combination of three proprietary technologies

Mechanism of action - Video
Designed to mitigate halo, glare, and starburst2
High-resolution lathing process to help reduce light scatter and halo intensity2,12,13
Corrects chromatic aberration for enhanced image contrast day and night1,14-17

Violet-light filter mitigates moderate to severe halo, glare, and starburst2


Reduction in Halo Intensity
(Non-filtering vs. violet-light filtering)
Xenon headlight (Mesopic)
19% *12


Violet-light filter blocks the shortest wavelengths of light that produce the most light scatter13,18
19% improvement in straylight performance (based on AUC analysis of the straylight parameter)2
9-13% enhanced contrast under challenging lighting conditions, such as night driving2

*Bench data simulated for TECNIS Symfony™ IOL models

Violet-light filter improves straylight performance12,13,18

Violet-light wavelengths can increase halo, especially at night19


TECNIS Symfony™ OptiBlue™ IOL blocks violet light, reduces halo intensity and improves straylight performance12,13,18


Echelette design to help reduce light scatter and halo intensity**2,12,13

Echelette Surface Design is a high-resolution lathing process to help reduce light scattering and halo intensity**2,12,13

**Compared to lenses without this lathing process

TECNIS Symfony™ IOL*
TECNIS Symfony™ OptiBlue™ IOL*

*120x magnification on Nomarski microscope

Echelette design to transmit light over a range of distances for sharp, clear vision1

TECNIS Symfony™ OptiBlue™ IOL powered by InteliLight™ provides a continuous range of high-quality vision by extending the depth of focus1


Achromatic technology for enhanced image contrast day and night1,14-17


TECNIS Symfony™ OptiBlue™ corrects chromatic aberration to deliver a sharp image at distance, intermediate and near.1,14-17

Achromatic technology for enhanced image contrast day and night1,14-17

Chromatic Aberration Correction Improves Image Contrast*




*Simulated effect of chromatic aberration

Better Contrast

Better Image Contrast Day and Night*3-5

TECNIS Symfony™ OptiBlue™ IOLs provide >1.5x better image contrast than AcrySof™ IQ Vivity™3,4 and image contrast comparable to TECNIS™ 1-Piece IOL5


toggle to see the difference


Better image contrast day and night, than AcrySofTM IQ VivityTM

Modulation transfer function has been measured for a set of lens models, in a similar manner, using the Average Cornea Eye (ACE) model in white light. The ACE model is designed to simulate the spherical and chromatic aberration of the average natural human cornea.

*Based on bench testing

TECNIS™ Platform

Built on the TECNIS™ IOL Platform

TECNIS™ IOLs provide high-quality vision for life and are not associated with glistenings20


Corrects spherical aberration to essentially zero due to wavefront-designed optic21

Provides high image contrast performance under all lighting conditions21

Low induction of chromatic aberration due to its material17

Minimizes decreased vision and IOL decentration due to less capsular phimosis22

Image courtesy of G. Kahraman, MD



Provides sharp quality vision23

Rotational Stability with the TECNIS™ Toric II Platform24

Engineered for rotational stability inside the capsular bag


TECNIS SymfonyTM Toric II OptiblueTM IOL
Frosted & squared haptics design

0.94º mean rotation (SD 0.712º) at 3 months after surgery

100% of eyes with ≤5º rotation at 3 months after surgery

Get started at

Based on data from 200 eyes after 3 months postoperative follow-up in a postmarket prospective, multicenter, single-arm, open-label study of the TECNIS™ Toric II 1-Piece IOL conducted in the US. Outcomes differ from the pivotal investigation data in the product labeling and were collected using different measurement methods, study design and clinical conditions.

Values were rounded to the nearest degree prior to categorization by degree of rotation
Abbreviation: SD = standard deviation

Extraordinary Simplicity

Next-generation TECNIS™ IOL preloaded delivery system



Improved efficiency
Simple 3-step process: hydrate, advance, and deliver25
Enhanced safety
Minimize risk of infection associated with contamination26
Smooth & controlled delivery
Designed to safely place the IOL into the capsular bag 25,26
Hydrate with Balanced Salt Solution or OVD26

Positive Patient Outcomes

Uninterrupted High-quality Vision

Considering a patient’s vision for life


Older Adults Lead Active Lifestyles, Necessitating a Variety of Visual Needs27

Dysphotopsia and contrast sensitivity are concerns for older adults and can disrupt active lifestyles29
Age-related eye conditions that affect dysphotopsia, if not treated, may increase cost of healthcare and need for caregivers30

Dysphotopsia Interferes with Vision and Can Reduce Visual Contrast, Interfering with Activities28

Decreased contrast sensitivitycan reduce mobility and cause fear of falling29,30
Contrast sensitivity can be more important than visual acuity for patients during certain activities30

Extended depth of focus means continuous range of high-quality vision1

Mitigates dysphotopsias including halos, glares and starbursts2

Patients reported fewer visual disturbances and more confidence carrying out day-to-day activities31

Reduced night time driving frustration31

IOL Specifications

Model numbers and cylinder powers26

SE Powers +5.0 D to +34.0 D
in 0.5 diopter increments
Model Numbers DXW 150 DXW 225 DXW 300 DXW 375 DXR 00V
Cylinder Powers - IOL Plane 1.50D 2.25D 3.00D 3.75D N/A
Cylinder Powers - Corneal Plane 1.03D 1.54D 2.06D 2.57D N/A



1. TECNIS Symfony™ OptiBlue™ EROF IOL, Model ZXR00V - DfU – INT - Z311575E, current revision.
2. DOF2020CT4011 v2.0 – Effect of blocking violet light on light scatter in TECNIS Symfony™ IOLs. 7 Jan. 2021.
3. DOF2020OTH4010 – MTF of TECNIS Symfony™ OptiBlue lenses. 8 Oct. 2020.
4. DOF2020OTH4011 – MTF Values of Vivity lenses. 8 Oct. 2020.
5. DOF2015CT0020 – MTF of TECNIS Symfony™ IOL, and other lens models. 29 June 2015.
6. DOF2020OTH4004 – Clinical Investigation of the Safety and Effectiveness of the Next Generation TECNIS Symfony™ IOL – Sonata POC – Objective Results. 29 Jan 2020.
7. AcrySof™ IQ Vivity™ Extended Vision Intraocular Lenses (IOLs) Models: DFT015, DFT315, DFT415, DFT515 – DfU. REF2020OTH4142.
8. DOF2020CT4010 – Effect of blocking violet light on image quality of TECNIS Symfony™ IOLs.
9. Son HS, et al. Prospective comparative study of tolerance to refractive errors after implantation of extended depth of focus and monofocal intraocular lenses with identical aspheric platform in Korean population.
BMC Ophthalmol 2019;19: 187. REF2020CT4003.
10. Plaza-Puche AB, Alio JL. Analysis of defocus curves of different modern multifocal intraocular lenses. Eur J Ophthalmol 2016;26(5):412-417. REF2021CT4119.
11. Buckhurst PJ, et al. Multifocal intraocular lens differentiation using defocus curves. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2012;53(7):3920-3926. REF2021CT4118.
12. Faria-Ribeiro M, et al. Effect of blocking violet light in extended depth of focus IOL. Abstract ARVO 2020. SC2019CT4056.
13. Canovas C, et al. Optical and visual performance of violet blocking IOL. Poster ARVO 2019. SC2019CT4025.
14. DOF2015CT0023 – Chromatic aberration of the TECNIS Symfony™ IOL. Jul. 9, 2015.
15. DOF2014CT0003 – Chromatic aberration of the TECNIS Symfony™ IOL. Aug. 11, 2014.
16. DOF2016CT0029 – Chromatic aberration of the TECNIS Symfony™ IOL. Oct. 5, 2016.
17. DOF2018CT4007 – Chromatic aberration of the TECNIS Symfony™ IOL. May 24, 2018.
18. Mainster MA. Blue-blocking Intraocular Lenses: Myth or Reality? Am J Ophthalmol. 2009;1:8-10. REF2014CT0140.
19. Chang D, et al. Violet and Blue Light: Impact of High-Energy Light on Vision and Health. J Ophthalmic Stud 2020;3(2): REF2021CT4248.
20. Data On File 150 - Sensar Not Associated with Glistenings - Literature Analysis FINAL (v0.1). REF2014OTH0002.
21. TECNIS™ 1-Piece IOL ZCB00 DfU – INT – Z311480E, current revision.
22. Kahraman G, et al., Intraindividual comparison of capsule behavior of 2 hydrophobic acrylic IOLs during a 5-year follow-up. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2017;43(2):228-233. REF2018CT4047.
23. Piers P, et al. Use of adaptive optics to determine the optimal ocular spherical aberration. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2007 Oct;33(10):1721-6. REF2014CT0360.
24. DOF2021CT4019 – Steele study: Clinical investigation of the rotational stability of the TECNIS™ Toric II IOL – NXGT-202-QROS. 20 Aug. 2021.
25. Design Science - Delta IOL Delivery System – Human Factor Validation Report. JVC-DEL_S1. December 12, 2018. REF2019CT4449.
26. TECNIS Symfony™ OptiBlue™ EROF IOL with TECNIS SIMPLICITY™ Delivery System, Model DXR00V – DfU INT – Z311834E, current revision.
27. Szanton SL, et al. Older adults’ favorite activities are resoundingly active: Findings from the NHATS study. Geriatr Nurs 2015;36(2):131-135. REF2020CT4200.
28. Fisus AD, Madaras Z, Horbath KU. The prevalence of dysphotopsia in patients with recent cataract surgery. Acta Medica Marisiensis 2017;63:15-18. REF2021CT4247.
29. Li Q, et al. Perception of falls and confidence in self-management of falls among older adults. Int J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019;16:1-13. REF2021OTH4019.
30. Rosenthal B, Fischer M. (2014) Functional vision changes in the normal and aging eye. In TL Kauffman (Ed.) Geriatric Rehabilitation Manual (2nd Ed, Chpt 51, pg 381-391). China: Elsevier Ltd. REF2021OTH4027.
31. DOF2020OTH4005 – Comparison of dysphotopsia profiles between violet light-filtering and non-violet light-filtering IOL models. 25 Sep. 2020.

For healthcare professionals only. Please reference the Instructions for Use for a complete list of Indications and Important Safety Information and contact our specialists in case of any question.

©Johnson & Johnson and its affiliates 2024