Please listen to londonbridge and disappointed66. And to me :-). We have all fallen prey to the multifocal lens hype and lived to regret it. You may or may not "get away" with no glasses, but the overall quality of your vision will be significantly worse than with a monofocal lens. You have no idea how poor and unnatural this vision is till it is implanted in your head for someone elses' profit. Expect no sympathy aftewards. You will have served your purpose.
Monofocal implants will give you a very clear natural type of vision - the best you can hope for under current technology. Yes you will need glasses - so do most people over 45. Readers, even bi-focals are no big deal. Multifocal implants, though they don't say so on the blurb offer you the following - ghosting of images like a bad TV set, bleeding of colours, rings around every single light source day and night including glints of quartz on the footpath, sunlight through leaves, headlights, sunlight on puddles, plus traffic lights and red tail lights smeared to many times their size taking up your whole visual spectrum, generally terrible night vision. Do you really want all this for the possibility (not the promise) of not needing reading glasses?
If so then go for the multifocals with all the additional expense. Then maybe you'll want to do as I did - get the abominations out of your head at great heartache and risk.
Please don't be conned. Monofocal lenses are top quality and the alternative a lot of hype. Just my two bob's worth.
"We offer the surgery called SuperSight surgery which will restore your eye sight and you will never need reading glasses again"
As you now know, this is advertising, pure hype. I wouldn't go near this place. Myself, I have had two extraordinarily successful implants of, yes, the much-maligned reStore D-1, but I was a carefully selected patient whose eyes were extremely well suited to this implant. Even so, my doc did not (an ethical guy, he would not) guarantee no glasses at all. Afterward, he told me that this particular lens was designed to provide the sight provided by a healthy 35 year old eye. Not that of a 16 year old.
I totally agree with dissapointed66. I am another former Restor patient who had an explant and am happy with monofocal vision. You could even choose blended monofocal setting one eye for distance and one for intermediate. Most folks seem to tolerate this well and usually need glasses only to read fine print. Of course like anything, it totally depends on the individual. You may have an astigmatism as well and require additional correction via glasses, laser , limbic relaxinging incisions or use of a torric IOL. In other words there are lots of options and I recommend taking all the time you need to explore them by getting one or more opinions from highly qualified surgeons. They are out there. Your eyesight is way to important to trust it to only one doctor or sales pitch about multifocal lenses. Some people of course tolerate them well but others do not. There is another option for premium lenses called accomodating lenses like Crystalens. The technology is changing everday.
Good luck with your decisions. This forum was very helpful for many. So use the archives and message boards.
The surgeon I went to for cataract surgery told me that I would have "16 year old" eyesight. I was told nothing else and given no other choices. I had the Restor lense implanted and it was a total diseaster. I had it replaced with a monofocal lense.
My advice is to stay away from the Restor lense. In fact I would not have a multifocal lens. I now have two monofocal lenses and I just need glasses for small print reading. My vision is excellent!
The multifocal lenses cause so many problems to so many people that it is not worth the risk. The multifocal lenses costs a lot more money. The monofocal lenses are paid for by insurance and as far as I am concerned is the better choice. Click on my user name and it will bring you to my home where you will be able to see many comments regarding the Multifocals and the Restor lens. I agree with Dr.K. Definitely get a second opinion. In fact after a comment like that I would change surgeons. Good luck
It is just another creative way to get patients in the door for an evaluation for a multifocal lens implant. If you really want to know what they are talking about use the search feature on this site to look up multifocal IOL or accommodating IOL. Many patients who have surgery with these type of lenses can achieve independance from glasses for much of their daily activities. The statement you quoted is clearly an overstatement because obviously it cannot eliminate reading glasses completely for everyone, forever. There are some nice benefits and some definite side effects from these lenses so investigate them carefully and get a second opinion.