For most patients, life without reading glasses or bifocals is something they either experienced before presbyopia, or they just dreamed about for most of their lives. 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 without bifocals or reading glasses. The ReSTOR IOL is now available and delivers a high level of glasses-free vision for cataract patients.
In a clinical study, 80% of patients receiving the ReSTOR® IOL reported that they never wear glasses for any activities. With the ReSTOR® IOL they can read a book, work on a computer, and drive a car –day or night –with an increased freedom from glasses. In fact, patients were so pleased with their vision that nearly 94% of patients said they would have the ReSTOR® IOL implanted again if given the choice.
Cataract surgery is performed on an outpatient basis and usually requires just a few hours of your time from start to finish. Your eye will be treated with anesthetic prior to the procedure so you’ll feel little, if any, discomfort. First, a tiny incision will be made in the eye allowing your surgeon to use a small instrument (about the size of a pen tip) to break up or wash away the cloudy cataract. Once the cataract is removed, the AcrySof® ReSTOR® IOL will be inserted through the same tiny incision and set into its permanent position.
Heaton Eye Associates is proud to be one of the first in East Texas to perform this advanced procedure. Affordable financing options available. Click here to schedule your exam today!