Cataract surgery has been around since the days of ancient Babylon, but it was only in the 20th century that we were able to successfully replace the eye’s natural lens with an artificial lens. This gave much better results than surgery in which the lens was simply removed, but there was one problem: Unlike the eye’s natural lens, the new lenses could not be used to focus on objects at different distances. After cataract surgery, people generally had functional distance vision, but required reading glasses for near vision tasks.
RESTOR® is a highly successful technology that gives people good vision at all distances after cataract surgery. It does this by utilizing your brain’s natural ability to reconcile a variety of different images.
RESTOR® is a multifocal lens, which is always putting light focused from different distances onto your retina, where the light is changed into signals that are sent to the brain. Although there are multiple images of the same object, your brain simply selects the clear one when you want to look at an object. There is a short adjustment period after getting RESTOR®, but 94% of cataract surgery patients would get RESTOR® again.
To learn more about this exciting technology and whether it’s right for you, please contact Silverstein Eye Centers in Kansas City.