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ReSTOR, a multifocal intraocular lens implant (IOL) from AcrySof

The AcrySof ReSTOR lens has multiple focal points designed to replace the natural lens of the eye and correct presbyopia in order to provide a full range of vision -- near, intermediate and far.


  • Corrected vision at all vision ranges, near through distance
  • Reduced or eliminated need for glasses


  • May experience halos around lights at night
  • May experience difficulty in low lighting situations, like driving at night

Once you have made the decision to have cataract surgery or clear lens extraction/exchange (CLE), the next step is choosing the intraocular lens implant (IOL) that works best for your lifestyle. If you and Dr. Baker decide that the ReSTOR lens is right for you, then here are some of the things you can expect from multifocal IOL surgery.

  • It is important that you do not evaluation your vision until you have the procedure done in both eyes. It is very difficult for your brain to accept the difference in vision until both eye adjust.
  • Optimal results are achieved by having the ReSTOR lens in both eyes. However, clinical studies also showed positive results with this lens in just one eye.
  • For certain levels of astigmatism, it may be necessary to have another procedure, like the corneal limbal relaxing incision, to treat this condition following or during surgery.
  • Clinical results showed that without glasses, the majority of patients achieved distance vision of 20/25 after surgery.
  • You may initially see some glare and halos around lights early after surgery. This usually improves over the next few months. 5% of the ReSTOR IOL patients in the clinica


    l trial experienced severe glare and halos. Dr. Baker will discuss the risks and benefits of the ReSTOR multifocal lens following cataract or CLE surgery.
  • 96% of the patients in the clinical trial would choose to have the AcrySof ReSTOR IOL implanted again.



At Baker Eye Institute in Conway, cataract surgery has benefited countless patients whose vision was fading, many who were nearly blind. Our experienced cataract surgeon, Dr. David Littleton Baker, can help reintroduce you to a world of clear vision. We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have about cataract surgery and the difference in IOLs.

If you live in the Conway or Little Rock, Arkansas region and would like further information about cataract surgery, schedule a vision consultation at Baker Eye Institute today. We pride ourselves on offering the latest advances in cataract surgery, including premium lens technology.


Providing excellence in eye care for over 18 years, Baker Eye Institute offers advanced treatment for medical and surgical diseases of the eye and eyelid. Dr. Baker helps restore the vision for patients throughout the state with an advanced no-stitch cataract surgery. You likely know someone who has already had the procedure done and is enjoying their renewed vision.


Schedule your eye care appointment with Baker Eye Institute by simply filling out our online form. For your convenience we have provided patient forms online so that you may print them and fill them out prior to your appointment.


Baker Eye Institute values the importance of vision. We have taken great length to provide our patients with Financing Options so that their vision doesn't become a burden to their lifestyle.