AcrySof® ReSTOR® IOL
At Last! An Opportunity for Visual Freedom with the new +2.5 and +3.0 Premium IOL
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 while relying on bifocals or reading glasses much less frequently, if at all. The AcrySof® ReSTOR® +3 IOL has been used at Omni Eye Services successfully since 2008, the first practice in Georgia to offer this advanced technology! Now available is the new +2.5 for sharper distance and computer vision. The surgeons at Omni are among the first in the nation to have access to this new technology.
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.
The vision simulator below shows how the Multifocal IOL works. left-click on the slide bar at the bottom of the image and slowly slide your mouse from left to right, to see the animation.
Presbyopia occurs when the natural lens inside the eye loses its ability to change shape and eventually affects everyone, including those who are nearsighted, farsighted, have cataracts, or had perfect vision most of their life. Patients with a high degree of astigmatism are typically not candidates for this lens.
Why we offer our patients the Acrysof® ReSTOR® IOL
- This unique IOL results in 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. Remember that no lens is perfect, and it is very important that you receive adequate pre-operative counseling from your doctor of optometry and Omni surgeon so that your expectations are realistic. Our experience shows that vision continues to improve at distance and up close for up to several months after the surgery, as you adapt to the new lens. Most patients who choose it say ” that was the best money I ever spent”! **
- 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.
** There is an out-of-pocket charge for the Restor high technology lens, over and above what insurance will cover. No insurance plans, including medicare, pay for this premium lens technology.
**Care Credit is available for those qualified patients who need assistance paying for these lenses.
A New Age in Cataract Care: Open Your Eyes to Visual Freedom
For more information go to www.acrysofrestor.com. or call one of the members of the surgical scheduling staff at Omni. We will review all lens implant options with you, including insurance coverage and the out-of-pocket costs that you will be responsible for.