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ReSTOR® Intraocular Lenses (IOLs)

Our physicians implant a variety of IOLs to provide you with the best customized treatment for lens replacement, including Crystalens®. They will discuss all options with you.

AcrySof ReSTOR® Apodized Diffractive Optic Posterior Intraocular Lenses (ReSTOR®) are permanent artificial lenses. Made of soft plastic, the ReSTOR® lens is folded and inserted into the eye through a tiny incision, smaller than the optic diameter of the lens. Once inserted, the lens gently unfolds to restore vision.

A ReSTOR® lens is implanted in the eye when the natural lens is removed because of a cataract in patients with or without presbyopia ("over 40" eyes). This lens can also be used to correct presbyopia in patients without cataracts.

Prior to ReSTOR®, the objective was to restore distance vision with a monofocal IOL. Today, the goal is to enhance your vision with an IOL that may provide you with a full range of vision, minimizing your dependence on glasses, including reading glasses or bifocals.

Clinical Results

  • Clinical studies have shown that the AcrySof ReSTOR® IOL provides good near, intermediate, and distance vision without the need for glasses or contacts.
  • 80 percent of patients with ReSTOR® lenses reported that they NEVER needed glasses or contact lenses for any activities. They can read books and the computer screen, drive a car – day or night – and play golf or tennis with freedom from glasses.
  • 94 percent of patients were so pleased with their vision that they would have the ReSTOR® implant again, if given the chance.

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