The AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR lens is an artificial lens (intraocular lens) that often can restore sight at near, intermediate, and distant ranges following cataract surgery. Traditional intraocular lenses correct only for one focal point, near or far.
Most patients' vision is clear in the distance but still requires reading glasses for near work.
Clinical studies of the ReSTOR multifocal lens showed that 80 percent of patients who received the lens did not need or use glasses for any activities after cataract surgery.
The AcrySof ReSTOR lens provides different ranges of vision based on a lens configuration that enables specific distribution of light in response to how wide or small the eye's pupil might be. This light distribution design is called apodized diffractive optics.
The multifocal lens is designed to restore your full range of vision, from the pages of a book, to your computer screen, to scenic landscapes. Ask your doctor at Gainesville Eye Associates if this might be the right solution for you when planning cataract surgery.