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Finally, the opportunity to be free from reading glasses & bifocals
Until recently, life without reading glasses or bifocals wasn't an option for most cataract patients. You now have that option. The AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® is a unique technological innovation that can provide you with enhanced image quality and a full range of vision – near, far and everywhere in-between – for increased independence from reading glasses or bifocals!
Traditionally, when a cataract develops (cloudy lens), the human lens is normally replaced with an artificial intraocular lens inside the eye. This lens is usually focused for distance vision and the patient needs to wear reading glasses for all near tasks.
Through advancements in lens technology, we now have an intraocular lens available that can provide the patient a range of vision (near through distance) enabling a high degree of freedom from spectacles. The ReSTOR intraocular lens provides a full range of functional vision for patients who have a strong desire to significantly decrease their dependence on glasses and contacts.
How does the AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® IOL work?
As we perform daily activities such as reading, watching television or working at the computer, our eyes are constantly focusing on objects at varying distances – up close, far away and in-between. The ability to quickly change focus throughout our range of vision is called accommodation. Unfortunately, we begin to lose this ability as we grow older (usually in the 40’s), gradually becoming more and more dependent on bifocals or reading glasses.
Thankfully, by combining the strengths of apodized diffractive and refractive technologies, the AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® IOL can now provide quality near, intermediate and distance vision, and increased independence from reading glasses or bifocals. And now, with the addition of proven aspheric technology, the AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® IOL takes the advancements one step further, for a lens with enhanced image quality and clarity.
During the AcrySof® ReSTOR® IOL clinical studies, patients experienced lifestyle enhancement through quality vision, and greater freedom from reading glasses and bifocals. In fact, according to the AcrySof® ReSTOR® clinical studies, four out of five patients with the AcrySof® ReSTOR® IOL reported never wearing glasses following cataract surgery in both eyes, compared to only 1 out of 10 patients with monofocal lenses. This is the highest level of freedom from glasses ever demonstrated in an IOL clinical trial.
Additionally, the AcrySof® ReSTOR® clinical studies indicated that nearly 94% of the study subjects were so satisfied with their new quality vision that they would have the AcrySof® ReSTOR® IOL implanted again.