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 may help you enjoy crisp, clear, glasses-free vision from near to far.
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 may only give you clear distance vision–you still need reading glasses.
The leading choice for cataracts and astigmatism
If you have astigmatism and cataracts, we may recommend another advanced lens called the AcrySof® Toric lens. It’s the first IOL that treats preexisting astigmatism at the same time it corrects cataracts, so you do not have to undergo two separate procedures. You will also enjoy improved quality distance vision.
Life-changing results in minutes
Whichever IOL you choose, rest assured cataract surgery is one of the safest and most effective procedures performed today. We simply make a tiny incision in your eye, remove its natural clouded lens, and replace it with a new lens. The actual surgery may take minutes and the results are permanent and life changing. Most patients are back to their normal activity the very next day. Your eye doctor will implant the lens in one eye, then schedule an appointment for your second eye–usually a week later.
Both the AcrySof® ReSTOR® lens and the AcrySof® Toric lens are developed by Alcon, the world’s leader in lenses for cataract surgery. The Alcon family of lenses is the most widely used brand: more than 25 million have been implanted worldwide.
We’re proud to offer AcrySof® lenses as part of our ongoing commitment to patients who want the latest advances, the best vision, and the highest quality of life.
In addition to IOLs that correct nearsightedness and farsightedness, there are now toric IOLs that correct astigmatism as well as aspheric, contrast enhancing IOLs that may improve vision in low light conditions.
One option for treating post-operative presbyopia and reducing your need for reading glasses after surgery is to have Dr. Newman adjust the power of one of your IOLs (assuming you have cataract surgery performed in both eyes) to give you a monovision correction, similar to monovision with contact lenses. Monovision corrects your dominant eye for distance vision, and your non-dominant eye for near vision.
AcrySof® ReSTOR® IOL:
Potentially Eliminate Cataracts and the Need For Glasses All at Once
What is the AcrySof® ReSTOR® IOL?
The AcrySof® ReSTOR® lens is a breakthrough intraocular lens (IOL) that corrects cataracts, with or without presbyopia. Presbyopia is the reason many patients need reading glasses as their eyes age. The result is clear vision near, far, and everywhere in between. In fact, 4 out of 5 patients in the supporting clinical study who had the AcrySof® ReSTOR® lens implanted in both eyes reported never wearing glasses again.
How does the AcrySof® ReSTOR® lens differ from other IOLs?
The AcrySof® ReSTOR® lens is a multifocal IOL. Traditional IOLs are monofocal. As the name implies, monofocal lenses may only give you clear distance vision, which means reading glasses are still needed. Even if you do not wear reading glasses now, you’d have to with a traditional IOL.
How are IOLs inserted?
IOLs are implanted during cataract surgery, which is one of the safest and most effective procedures performed today. Your eye doctor will make a tiny incision in your eye, remove your eye’s natural clouded lens, and replace it with the AcrySof®ReSTOR® lens. Your eye doctor will implant the lens in one eye, then schedule an appointment for your second eye–usually a week later.
What’s the reaction of patients who have experienced the AcrySof® ReSTOR®lens?
Patients are so pleased with their vision, nearly 94% of the patients in the supporting clinical study said they would have the AcrySof® ReSTOR® lens implanted again. Given the simplicity of the procedure and the life-changing results, many wish they’d acted sooner.
Is the AcrySof® ReSTOR® lens proven?
The AcrySof® ReSTOR® lens comes from Alcon, the world’s leader in lenses for cataract surgery. The Alcon family of lenses is the most widely used brand: more than 25 million AcrySof® IOLs have been implanted worldwide.