See the big picture without missing the details. There was a time when cataract surgery could only restore a patient's distance vision. But today, thanks to the breakthrough AcrySof®ReSTOR® intraocular lens (IOL), we can help you enjoy crisp, clear, vision from near to far with little dependence on glasses.
How does the AcrySof® ReSTOR® lens work?
The AcrySof® ReSTOR® lens is a breakthrough because it corrects cataracts with or without presbyopia. Presbyopia is the reason many patients need reading glasses as their eyes age. In fact, 4 out of 5 patients in the supporting clinical study who had the AcrySof® ReSTOR® lens in both eyes reported never having to wear glasses.
The AcrySof® ReSTOR® lens is also a breakthrough because, unlike traditional monofocal IOLs, it’s a multifocal IOL, designed to restore your full range of vision, from the pages of a book, to your computer screen, to scenic landscapes.
As the name implies, monofocal lenses can only give you clear distance vision–you still need reading glasses all the time. Whereas the ReSTOR multifocal has multiple rings built into the implant allowing you to see far, intermediate and near vision.
Frequently Asked Questions About the AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® IOL
Below, you’ll find some of the most common questions about the new AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® IOL. For more information about the ways this breakthrough lens can enhance your vision and your lifestyle, talk to your eye doctor.
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How is the AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® IOL different from monofocal lenses?
Traditional IOLs are monofocal – that is, they only focus at one distance. As a result, after surgery, you’ll likely need to continue wearing glasses for either near or distance vision, and sometimes for both. The AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® IOL differs from traditional IOLs in that it is a multifocal lens that provides a full range of vision from near to far, decreasing your dependence on glasses at all distances.
“Dear Dr. Matossian,
The ReSTOR (Intra-ocular lens implant) is the best gift I have ever received besides my children.
How does the AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® IOL work?
The AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® IOL is divided into two main areas – a refractive outer ring that focuses light for distance vision, and a series of apodized diffractive rings in the center of the lens that focus light for near, distance and intermediate vision. Together, these areas provide you with multiple focal points, for excellent vision at all distances.
How is the AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® IOL different from the original AcrySof® ReSTOR® lens?
Building on the proven platform of the original ReSTOR® IOL, the AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® IOL incorporates several new innovations that can provide you with even greater visual performance. The original AcrySof® ReSTOR® IOL offered excellent near and distance vision, and good vision in the intermediate range. Now, the AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® lens offers excellent vision at all distances – close-up, far away and everything in-between. And, with the addition of an advanced aspheric optic, the AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® IOL offers better image quality than ever before.
What is an aspheric optic?
An aspheric optic is an advanced lens technology that corrects certain types of imperfections, or aberrations, that can develop on the eye with age. By correcting these imperfections, the aspheric optic of the AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® IOL offers patients enhanced image quality.