High-quality vision and a spectacle-free life

The Lumina offers sharp vision at distance, intermediate and near without compromising contrast sensitivity and with no irritating side-effects such as haloes and glare.

Monofocal IOLs provide a spectacle trade-off

Standard monofocal IOLs are the accepted remedy for cataract, but monofocals offer sharp vision at only one single distance, generally at far. So, the patient can, for example, drive a car without spectacles but for intermediate vision, as in computer tasks, and for near vision, as in reading, the patient is dependent on progressive or on multiple separate spectacles.

Current multifocal and EDOF IOLs are a “low quality” compromise

These IOLs provide multiple foci and thus mix images of objects at different distances. This mix creates undesired side effects such as diminished contrast sensitivity and haloes. Multifocal IOLs can decrease the dependence on spectacles but at the cost of lowering the quality and sharpness of vision.


The Lumina, in contrast to existing solutions, provides high-quality vision and a life without spectacles

The Lumina:

allows for spectacle-free vision in daily life

  • Lumina patients do not need spectacles to engage in daily tasks that require distance vision (as in driving a car) or near vision (as in reading a newspaper)

provides a broad accommodative range

  • Accommodative range of 2-5 dioptres
  • Visual Acuity comparable to standard monofocal lenses

provides excellent quality of vision

  • The Lumina’s contrast sensitivity is equal to that of monofocal IOLs
  • Loss of contrast sensitivity is a limitation of multifocal lenses

prevents undesired optical side effects

  • The Lumina does not cause haloes and glare as multifocal lenses do
  • No negative dysphotopsia (unwanted images)

is reliable

  • Implanted outside the capsular bag to prevent effects of capsular bag shrinkage
  • Posterior capsular opacification (PCO) can be remedied in a standard manner with YAG treatment (YAG is a standard short laser treatment to remedy PCO)

The Lumina is the solution for:

  • Myopic younger people see objects sharply up close but not sharply at further distances. Currently, severe myopes need spectacles or contact lenses. The Lumina offers them a spectacle free-life.
  • Presbyopic younger people see objects sharply at a distance but not sharply up close and need reading spectacles. The Lumina restores accommodation and offers them both a spectacle-free life and protection against cataracts.
  • People with a cataract have deteriorating vision due to the clouding of the natural lenses in their eyes. Their lenses must be replaced by an intraocular lens. Currently, after such a lens replacement, the eye needs progressive spectacles to restore both vision at both intermediate and reading distances. In contrast, the Lumina restores accommodation and offers a spectacle-free life.