If you're considering the prospect of cataract surgery, you've probably discussed your options with your eye doctor. Perhaps he or she has mentioned the 'monofocal lens' as one type of intraocular lens (IOL) that could be used. But what really is the difference between monofocal lenses and the AcrySof(R) ReSTOR(R) IOL?
Monofocal IOLs focus on one distance only, meaning that even after your cataract surgery, you will likely need glasses to see far away or close up - perhaps even both. The AcrySof ReSTOR IOL focuses on both distance and close up objects, meaning you might be able to enjoy a lifestyle that is glasses-free, regardless of your visual acuity issues.
When discussing your cataract surgery options with your eye doctor, be sure to ask whether you are a suitable candidate for the AcrySof ReSTOR IOL. If freedom from glasses is at the top of your wish list, the AcrySof ReSTOR IOL is often the best choice in allowing better distance and up close vision without glasses.
A wealth of information can be found by visiting the Sacramento LASIK web site of Griffin & Reed Eye Care. This group of highly trained pysicians knows that laser vision correction can be very confusing due to all of the hype and misinformation that exists. Their goal is not to see how many surgeries they can perform but how they can best assist you in understanding the best options for treating your eyes.