How are IOL different

If you are suffering from vision problems due to cataracts or presbyopia, you can get back your clear, natural vision with lens implant surgery. At Advanced Eye & Laser Center of California, Inc., we offer you three of the most popular IOLs (intraocular lenses) available in the field of vision correction: ReSTOR, ReZoom, and Crystalens.

If cataracts are the problems, you will undergo surgery to remove the cloudy crystalline lens. Your chosen intraocular lens is then implanted in its place for a permanent vision improvement. If you are having refractive lens surgery to combat the effects of presbyopia, the procedure is the same and you get the added benefit of never having to deal with cataracts in your future!

Today’s intraocular lenses can pretty much mimic the eye’s natural lens functions. Where IOLs of the past allowed for good distance at only near or far, these state-of-the-art lenses have the ability to accommodate from near to far distances and everything in between.

Each option has slight variations in design and capabilities, although all three are created to deliver flawless vision results. Here’s a little information on each of our IOLs:


This state-of-the-art IOL by AcrySof uses a revolutionary principle called apodized diffractive technology to give patients a complete range of clear vision. ReSTOR may be used to replace lenses affected by cataracts or lenses weakened by presbyopia. The patented design can help you significantly reduce dependence on reading glasses as light is automatically focused correctly at all distances without the need for physical lens movement. Image quality is excellent, and ReSTOR is known for its ability to minimize visual disturbances.


The popular ReZoom IOL is a multifocal lens that allows patients to get enhanced vision at varying differences thanks to its advanced zone design. ReZoom’s five visual zones carry out the task of providing clear focus at different lengths and different lighting conditions. Low light or bright light, near or far distances, ReZoom is designed to provide great vision results in a variety of environments. Cataract and presbyopia patients should consider the unique benefits of lens replacement with ReZoom.


Crystalens is the first accommodating intraocular lens to receive FDA approval. The Crystalens IOL helps cataract and prebyopia patients achieve good vision by using the eye’s natural focusing functions to allow for a single focal point while accommodating between near and far distances. This single-focus IOL is a pioneer in the field of lens replacement, developed to avoid the loss of intermediate and near focusing ability common in its predecessors.

Learn more about the advantages of each intraocular lens when you visit or California vision correction center. Dr. Huynh will need to do a thorough eye examination before recommending the IOL that may fit your needs.

Contact our LASIK surgery center for more information on cataract and presbyopia treatments and their benefits. For exceptional eye care in San Diego, La Jolla, Mira Mesa, or Scripps Ranch, call or email Dr. Huynh and his highly skilled team today for your free laser vision correction consultation.