What are Lens Implants (Intraocular Lenses)?
The AcrySof ReSTOR IOL incorporates an apodized diffractive optic with refraction to achieve a range of quality vision. This unique technology optimally manages light energy delivered to the retina because it distributes the appropriate amount of light to near and distant focal points, regardless of the lighting situation. The apodized diffractive optic is designed to improve image quality while minimizing visual disturbances. The result is an increased range of quality vision that delivers a high level of spectacle freedom.
Is the lens used in conjunction with cataract surgery?
If you have been informed by your eye doctor that you are a candidate for cataract surgery, you want to consider having the ReSTOR Lens. In cataract surgery, your natural lens, which has been cloudy, is removed and replaced with an intraocular lens. The majority of intraocular lenses that are currently available for used by ophthalmologists are designed to give patients good distance vision after surgery. Most patients use reading glasses after surgery to read and see things up close. Unlike these standard intraocular lenses, the ReSTOR apodized diffractive intraocular lenses are designed to give patients good distance vision as well as reading — or near — vision after surgery.