The AcrySof IQ ReSTOR IOL is a breakthrough lens for cataract surgery that lets patients see from near to far, to everywhere in-between - usually without glasses. An innovative optical technology called "apodization" has been used for years in microscopes and telescopes to improve image quality. A similar technology has now been patented for use in intraocular lenses by Alcon, making the AcrySof IQ ReSTOR lens uniquely effective, especially when placed in both eyes.
Most AcrySof IQ ReSTOR lens patients find that they can read a book, work on the computer, drive a car - day or night - and play golf or tennis with increased freedom from glasses. You may, however, experience some visual disturbances with the lens. Approximately 25% of patients implanted with the AcrySof ReSTOR lens experienced moderate glare or halos around lights. Additionally, approximately 10% of patients experienced moderate side effects with the AcrySof IQ ReSTOR IOL that can make it more difficult to see in low lighting conditions. As a result, increased care should be taken when driving at night.