When your eyes were young your natural lens was both transparent and flexible. Because of this, your vision was most likely stable until you reached your forties. Around that time, you may have noticed that you had to hold a menu or a book farther and farther away to read it. Many people end up wearing a pair of reading glasses or bifocals to compensate for this aging of the eye. This condition is called "presbyopia" and eventually affects everyone, including those who are nearsighted, farsighted, have cataracts, or had perfect vision most of their life.

The good news is that you've encountered cataracts at a time when intraocular lens technology has taken a giant leap forward. No longer is the objective simply to restore your distance vision with a monofocal implant. Today, you have a choice to enhance your vision, after your cataract is removed, with an implant that may provide you with a full range of vision, thus minimizing your dependence on glasses, including reading glasses or bifocals.

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 implant is now available and delivers a high level of glasses-free vision for many cataract patients. This lens utilizes a patented optic design combining three complementary technologies: apodization, diffraction and refraction, to allow patients to experience a full range of high-quality vision without the need for reading glasses or bifocals. This means that the lens is designed with multiple focal points on the lens surface to enable the ability to see things in the distance, at arm's length, and up close.

During your healing period after cataract surgery, your brain gets adjusted to the multifocal effect of being able to see at near again. For some patients this takes up to  twelve weeks to become routine. Most patients report side effects of halos around lights with night vision, and  for many this decreases as the twelve-week period progresses. Some patients may not adjust to the halos.

In the clinical study, 80% of patients receiving the ReSTOR implant reported that they never wear glasses for any activities. With the ReSTOR implant they can read a book, work on the computer, and drive a car-day or night-and play golf or tennis with an increased freedom from glasses. Nearly 94% of them said they would have the ReSTOR implanted again if given the choice.

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