In your healthy eye, your lens flexes to focus on objects at varying distances. Traditionally, cataract surgery replaces your existing, natural lens with a monofocal artificial lens. This lens restores your distance vision, but you would still need reading glasses or bifocals to clearly see objects that are near. The AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® IOL was designed to provide a complete range of vision independent of the ciliary body muscle. To achieve this, the AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® IOL combines the functions of both apodized diffractive and refractive regions. What does this mean for you? It means you will have the ability to see objects both near and far!
Apodization is the gradual reduction or blending of diffractive step heights. The AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® IOL features patented apodized diffractive technology that distributes the appropriate amount of light to near and distant focal points, regardless of the lighting situation. The apodized diffractive optics are also designed to improve image quality and minimize visual disturbances, a significant improvement over traditional multifocal technologies. Click here for more information.