What is the ReSTOR Lens?
The ReSTOR lens takes regular cataract surgery to a new level. Cataract surgery does an excellent job of clearing the cloudiness a patient experiences, and restores the quality of distant vision. However, many patients still require the use of reading glasses to see objects at close range. Now, with the ReSTOR lens, patients experience a wider range of vision and may no longer need reading glasses or bifocals.
How do I get the ReSTOR lens?
After you and your doctor have determined that cataract surgery is right for you, you can then determine if the ReSTOR lens is right for you as well. The lens is implanted during cataract surgery just like a traditional single focus lens.
What can I expect during recovery?
Typically, your doctor will want to examine your eyes within 24 hours of surgery. You will be given eye drops to help your eye heal and to prevent infection, and it is possible that you will need to wear protective eye gear, especially at night, to prevent eye injury. Although everyone heals at a different rate, most patients report the ability to return to normal activity the following day.