Restor lens

This is a multifocal implant using during cataract surgery that can give good distance and near vision without requiring glasses. With cataract surgery, the cloudy lens is removed from the eye and replaced by a plastic “implanted” lens. A new lens is required to see clearly. The standard lens most people opt for is in focus only for far distance, and you still need reading glasses afterward.  Newer lenses, like the Restor lens, have a bifocal built into the implant itself and can give good distance AND near vision. This technology is useful for active people who wish to decrease their reliance on spectacles. The technology comes at a price, however, as medical insurance won’t pay for the additional cost of this implant. Also, there are some mild visual tradeoffs with multifocal implants such as seeing rings around lights at night.

Dr. Timothy Root is a practicing ophthalmologist and cataract surgeon in Daytona Beach, Florida. His books, video lectures, and training resources can be found at:



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