As people age, they will face a number of different health issues, some of which are more serious than others. Thankfully there are plenty of options to consider for expert eye care and vision correction. By visiting our laser eye surgery center, you will be able to learn about all of your options for eye care, including treatments for age-related eye health issues.
Right now we would like to focus on one particular treatment option: the ReSTOR multifocal intraocular lens (IOL), an excellent option to consider when it comes to treating cataracts.
About Cataracts and Cataract Surgery
Before discussing the ReSTOR intraocular lens (IOL), it may be helpful to talk about cataracts since they are what the ReSTOR IOL is intended to treat.
Cataracts are a common vision problem that affects the lenses of the eyes. In basic terms, a cataract is a clouding of the naturally clear lens of the eye, causing it to become opaque or milky. This leads to impaired or flawed vision, as well as an off-putting appearance to the eyes themselves. The ideal treatment for cataracts is cataract surgery, which involves the removal of the cloudy lens of the eye and the replacement of the clouded lens with an artificial one.
The Function of Intraocular Lenses (IOLs)
Intraocular lenses (IOLs) are artificial lenses specially crafted to replace the natural lens of the eye. They are ideal for any kinds of issues that affect the health of the lens of the eyes. IOLs come in different forms. There are monofocal IOLs that accommodate for a single vision distance, and multifocal IOLs that allow people to see objects at varying distances.
What sets the ReSTOR intraocular lens (IOL) apart?
ReSTOR intraocular lenses (IOLs) are multifocal in nature, meaning that they accommodate for both near vision and distance vision. This is accomplished thanks to the ReSTOR IOL’s design. Using a series of rings to help properly focus available light, the rings achieve apodization, allowing the ReSTOR IOL to harness available light for near vision and distance vision needs.
The apodization of the ReSTOR IOL also helps patients in low-light and nighttime situations given the design. This means that the ReSTOR IOL offers perhaps the best night vision of any IOL on the market today.
Ideal Candidates for ReSTOR Intraocular Lenses
ReSTOR intraocular lenses (IOLs) are an ideal option to consider for people who have cataracts and would like to reduce their dependence on traditional corrective lenses following a cataract surgery. They should be in good overall health otherwise and have realistic expectations about the ReSTOR IOL and what it can achieve.
Making the Best Decisions for Each Patient
During your consultation with members of our vision correction team, we will be sure to go over all of your options with regard to cataract surgery and lens replacement. Our goal is to ensure that you have all the information you need to make intelligent and empowered decisions about your eye care needs.
Learn More About Advanced Eye Care Treatments
For more information about ReSTOR intraocular lenses (IOLs) and how they can be of great benefit to you and your needs, we encourage you to contact our eye care and vision correction centers in Chicago, Highland Park, and Hoffman Estates today. The entire team here looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve excellent vision and great health overall.