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AcrySof® ReSTOR® IOL

At Last! An Opportunity for Visual Freedom

For most cataract patients, life without reading glasses or bifocals is something they either experienced before presbyopia or they just dreamed about for most of their lives. But today, The AcrySof ReSTOR IOL is turning those dreams into reality with its revolutionary lens technology, which is designed to allow patients to see clearly at all distances without bifocals or reading glasses. The AcrySof ReSTOR IOL is now available and delivers a high level of glasses-free vision.

Presbyopia makes it difficult to focus on close objects

Presbyopia makes it difficult to focus on close objects

The AcrySof ReSTOR IOL is a breakthrough intraocular lens (IOL) that can provide patients a full range of vision — near through distance — and greatly reduce their reliance on reading glasses or bifocals. The AcrySof ReSTOR IOL is an artificial lens used in cataract surgery for patients with and without presbyopia.

Presbyopia occurs when the natural lens inside the eye looses its ability to change shape and eventually affects everyone, including whose who are nearsighted, farsighted, have cataracts, or had perfect vision most of their life.

Until recently, most patients had their vision improved with a monofocal IOL. Although the quality of their distant vision was excellent, most patients needed reading glasses to see near objects.

Until recently, most patients had their vision improved with a monofocal IOL. Although the quality of their distant vision was excellent, most patients needed reading glasses to see near objects.

AcrySof® ReSTOR® IOL provides a full range of vision, decreasing dependence on reading glasses or bifocals.

AcrySof® ReSTOR® IOL provides a full range of vision, decreasing dependence on reading glasses or bifocals.

Why we offer our patients the Acrysof® ReSTOR® IOL

  • This unique IOL results in highly-predictable visual results, meaning patients can read prescription bottles, magazines, newspapers and computer screens, while also seeing items at a distance without reading glasses or bifocals. In fact, in clinical trials, 80 percent of patients receiving the AcrySof ReSTOR IOL reported that they never wear glasses for any activities.
  • The AcrySof ReSTOR IOL is made of the same highly-biocompatible material as Alcon’s market-leading AcrySof family of intraocular lenses, which have been implanted in more than 21 million human eyes since 1991.
  • AcrySof ReSTOR IOL uses a combination of three complementary technologies: apodization, diffraction and refraction. Its unique design provides the ability to focus light correctly and automatically on the retina for images at various distances without mechanical movement of the lens, which is required by other lenses designed to provide a full range of vision.

For more information go to www.acrysofrestor.com. You may also choose to request additional information to learn more about this exciting procedure.