AcrySof® ReSTOR® IOLFor Ocala Eye patients struggling with their vision due to cataracts, the AcrySof® ReSTOR® IOL represents a technologically advanced option for those wishing to become independent of reading and prescription glasses. Like the Crystalens® that Ocala Eye has offered since 2004, the ReSTOR® IOL (intraocular lens) is designed to not only give excellent distance vision, but also allow for vision in the intermediate and near ranges. This enables many of the ReSTOR® recipients to be independent of glasses for any task.

The ReSTOR® allows for a complete range of vision by splitting light that enters the eye into several focus points, giving it a “multi-focal” function. When you wish to focus on close objects, the near focal point image that the ReSTOR® IOL projects onto the retina is accepted by the brain. For far away objects, the distant focal point image is accepted.

FDA clinical studies have shown that those who receive ReSTOR® implants in both eyes are glasses independent for the vast majority of tasks. These include such daily activities as reading the newspaper, putting on makeup and shaving.

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ReSTOR® and Medicare

ReSTOR® and MedicareRecent Medicare changes now qualify a portion of the ReSTOR® procedure for cataract coverage. This leaves a residual out of pocket cost that you would pay for the near vision correction features of the ReSTOR®. Ocala Eye features payment plans that make the ReSTOR® a viable choice for your lens replacement surgery. In addition you will receive an entire year of follow up care which includes vision enhancement such as LASIK or CK® if deemed necessary by your Ocala Eye physician to fine tune your vision.

Cataract Options Ocala - Which one is right for me?

Cataract surgery is one of the most common surgical procedures in the United States. This certainly holds true with the Ocala Eye Surgery Center where we perform thousands of these operations every year. While the majority of cataract surgery patients who opt for standard monofocal (fixed-distance) intraocular lens implants (IOLs) can see distant objects very clearly after their procedure, this usually means a new glasses prescription is needed for seeing near objects. The ReSTOR®, Crystalens AO™ and TECNIS® Multifocal were designed with a specific patient in mind - one may be a better choice for you than the other when you and your ophthalmologist consider lifestyle, medical history, and your individual eye physiology.

Getting Started

Care Credit FinancingContact us to make an appointment and one of our board-certified ophthalmologists will determine if you are a candidate for ReSTOR® lens implants. At our Ocala, Florida eye care offices, we carefully evaluate each patient, performing a thorough eye examination and reviewing medical history to ensure you are a good candidate for the procedure. The actual surgery for ReSTOR® lens implants is performed as an outpatient procedure at our Ocala, Florida surgery center and the actual operation takes less than 30 minutes. Your surgeon will provide you with specific instructions to follow after you receive your ReSTOR® lens implants. Patients who already have intraocular lens implants from previous cataract surgery are not candidates for the ReSTOR®.

To learn more about cataract surgery or to schedule your appointment, call 352.622.5183 or