ReSTOR IOL Philadelphia Provider – Dr. James S. Lewis
Also Serving Patients in Montgomery and Bucks Counties, Delaware Valley, Conshohocken, King of Prussia and Phoenixville
Alcon (Novartis) manufactures ReSTOR. This lens is know as a multifocal.
Cataract Surgery with ReSTOR Multifocal IOL Implant
Dr. James S. Lewis is a proud provider of ReSTOR intraocular lenses (IOLs) for his Philadelphia cataracts patients who seek correction for near and far vision errors. ReSTOR is among the latest and most frequently requested premium IOLs, which are able to restore vision at various distances following cataract surgery.
During cataract surgery, Dr. Lewis creates a small incision in the eye through which he removes the eye’s cataract-damaged natural lens. Next, he implants one of several IOLs currently on the market into the eye to replace the damaged natural lens.
Traditional IOLs, also known as monofocal IOLs, allow patients to focus at far distances, requiring most to wear glasses for reading or other close-vision activities following surgery. However, premium IOLs – including ReSTOR – allow patients to focus at multiple distances, thus correcting presbyopia, the erosion of reading vision that naturally occurs during the aging process. Many Philadelphia ReSTOR patients are able to engage in all of their typical activities, including driving and reading, without relying on corrective eyewear.
ReSTOR Lenses: Are They for Me?
ReSTOR (the full name of which is AcrySof IQ ReSTOR) is marketed by Alcon and was first approved by the FDA in 2005, with a newer version approved in 2008. It is a multifocal lens, which means that each lens has different zones that allow the eye to focus at different distances.
ReSTOR uses various technologies to allow for multifocal vision. Specifically, it incorporates apodized diffractive technology to focus light in a way that allows clarity at various focal points – far, intermediate and near. It also utilizes refractive technology to bend light and accurately focus it on the retina to enhance distance vision. In addition, ReSTOR is specially designed to correct spherical aberrations that can impair visual acuity.
When combined in one lens, these technologies can greatly enhance vision at all distances and lead to freedom from glasses. In fact, 75 percent of patients implanted with ReSTOR said they never wore eyeglasses – including reading glasses – following their cataract surgery. In addition, 95 percent of patients said they would have the surgery again if given the choice, attesting to their high level of satisfaction.
Dr. James S. Lewis is renowned as one of the top cataract surgeons Philadelphia patients turn to for premium IOL implantation. In addition to offering ReSTOR, he is a highly regarded provider of Crystalens AO, nanoFLEX, ReZoom and AcrySof Toric and takes pride in restoring vision for his many satisfied Montgomery County, Phoenixville, Conshohocken and Bucks County lens implant patients.