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Which Lens Is Right for Me?

Compare IOL options with the simple chart below.

Comparison Charts

  • AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® IOL logo

    AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® IOLs

    • Can improve vision at all distances: near, intermediate and far
    • Can be used to correct both cataracts and presbyopia
    • Can reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses
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  • AcrySof® IQ Toric IOL logo

    AcrySof® IQ Toric IOLs

    • Ideal for patients with both cataracts and astigmatism
    • Can reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses for distance vision
    • Can improve contrast sensitivity, resulting in better night vision
    • Reading glasses may still be necessary
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  • AcrySof® IQ Aspheric IOL logo

    AcrySof® IQ Aspheric IOLs

    • Can improve your distance vision
    • Can improve functional vision for activities such as night driving
    • Glasses or contact lenses may still be necessary for near vision
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The Most Frequently Trusted IOLs in the World

The AcrySof® family of intraocular lenses (IOLs) is the result of a constant dedication to creating the most innovative and comprehensive line of cataract surgical products available. With more than 60 million implants in eyes worldwide, the AcrySof® family of lenses are the most trusted and frequently used IOLs in the world, largely because of the proven long-term results.1-3

The AcrySof® IOL Advantage is a complete spectrum of benefits for both patients and surgeons, including:

  • Consistent results including good color perception and overall vision
  • Proven technology with over 60 million implants worldwides1
  • Enhanced satisfaction with everyday activities, such as driving
  • Less frustration, worry and irritability due to vision problems
  • Predictability, reliability and ease of surgical implantation for doctors

Comparing Intraocular Lenses (IOLs)

Cataract surgery entails replacing the natural aged lens in your eye with an artificial lens. There are several different types of IOLs available and some can correct multiple eye conditions at once. With the help of your eye care professional, you should consider your lifestyle and pre-existing conditions to determine which is best for you.

  1. Data on file. Alcon® R&D Technical Report.
  2. Koshy JJ, Nishi Y, Hirnschall N, Crnej A, Gangwani V, Maurino V, Findl O. Rotational stability of a single-piece toric acrylic intraocular lens. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2010;36(10);1665-1670.
  3. Nejima R, et al. Prospective intrapatient comparison of 6.0-millimeter optic single-piece and 3-piece hydrophobic acrylic foldable intraocular lenses. Ophthalmology. 2006;113(4);585-590.

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    "Everything is brighter."

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