Highest Level of Spectacle Freedom! Apodization Makes Quality Vision Possible.
AcrySof® ReSTOR® IOL gives cataract patients a clinically proven way of leaving glasses behind, because it is the only one with apodized diffractive technology.
Apodization is a gradual reduction or blending of the diffractive step heights.
This unique technology optimally manages the light energy delivered to the retina, because it distributes the appropriate amount of light to near and distant focal points, regardless of the lighting situation.
Our apodized diffractive optic is designed to improve image quality while minimizing visual disturbances. The result is an increased range of quality vision that delivers a high level of spectacle freedom.
Quality Vision: The Theory
AcrySof ® ReSTOR® IOL works in concert with the pupil to provide a quality range of vision in all lighting situations.
- In normal lighting conditions, the apodized diffractive portion of the AcrySof® ReSTOR® IOL sends optimal light to both near and distant focal points, providing a full range of quality vision.
- In dimly lit conditions, the refractive portion of the AcrySof® ReSTOR® IOL sends greater light energy to the distant focal point for enhanced distance vision.
Near, Intermediate, Far: The Eyes Have It
AcrySof® ReSTOR® IOL helps a majority of patients achieve full range of vision without glasses following bilateral implantation.*
- AcrySof® ReSTOR® IOL provides excellent near and distance vision, and very good intermediate vision, compared with the conventional monofocal IOLs.
- 84% of AcrySof® ReSTOR® IOL vs. 23% of monofocal IOL patients achieved a combined uncorrected distance visual acuity of 20/25 and uncorrected near visual acuity of 20/32 or J2.
- 85% of AcrySof® ReStor® IOL vs. 67% of monofocal IOL patients achieved 20/40 or better binocular uncorrected intermediate vision at approximately 24 inches.
AcroSof® ReSTOR® IOL patients have quality intermediate vision.
- In an independent study, AcrySof® ReSTOR® IOL patients' intermediate visual acuity (as measured by Snellen) was reviewed at 6-month and 1-year intervals post-implant of bilateral cataract surgery.
- At 6 months and 1 year, all cataract patients' average intermediate visual acuity indicated results of approximately 20/25 or better.
Disturbances: Apodizingly Different
All mean visual disturbance ratings were within the mild category for both AcrySof® ReSTOR® and monofocal IOLs.
- There are no statically significant differences between AcrySof® ReSTOR® and monofocal IOL patients in the incidence of severe visual disturbances.
- Subjective reports of glare/flare and problems with night vision decreased over time for both AcrySof® ReSTOR® and monofocal IOL groups.
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Commonly Asked Questions
How soon after surgery will I see well?
Most patients notice an immediate improvement in vision. For most people,
near, far and intermediate vision continues to improve over the next
few weeks. Vision contines to improve as you adjust to seeing through
the multifocal lens.
Will refractive surgery hurt?
The procedure takes about fifteen minutes and is usually painless.
Will I still need my glasses or contacts?
The goal of refractive surgery is to reduce your dependence on glasses
and/or contact lenses.
Will my insurance cover RLE?
Most health care coverage considers RLE surgery an elective surgical
procedure and does not cover it.