AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® Overview
Finally, the opportunity for freedom from reading glasses and 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® IOL 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!
How does the AcrySof® 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, 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.
Apodized Diffractive Technology
Diffractioninvolves the spreading of light as it passes through a lens.
You'll notice that, on the AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® IOL, the center
of the lens surface consists of a series of tiny rings – this is
known as an
apodized diffractive optic. Apodizationis the gradual tapering of different diffractive
levels (or "steps") on a lens, creating a smooth transition
of light between distant, intermediate and near focal points. This means
is that the series of tiny steps in the center of the AcrySof® IQ
ReSTOR® IOL work together to focus light, providing excellent near,
intermediate and distance vision.
Refraction involves the redirection of light as it passes through a lens.
The outer ring of the AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® IOL is a refractive
region designed for excellent distance vision. This refractive area bends
light as it passes through the lens, accurately focusing it on the retina
for a crisp, clear image.
Even healthy eyes still contain some imperfections, or "aberrations."
Spherical aberration, a type of imperfection common to cataract patients,
can eventually lead to a reduction in visual acuity and function. Thankfully,
with the addition of a proven aspheric optic, the AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR®
IOL can correct for these spherical aberrations, leading to enhanced clarity.
Complimentary consultations are available to find out if ReSTOR® is
right for you. Learn why thousands have trusted the Key-Whitman Eye Center
for caring service and excellent eye surgery results.
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