ReSTOR Cataract Lens Testimonials


"I am happy to say that both surgeries were a success I no longer use glasses"

When I originally called to schedule my appointment for cataract surgery, I was informed that my ophthalmologist Dr. Bello was retiring, and Dr. Jasmeet Dhaliwal was taking over the practice.  I was nervous, but wanted to give him the opportunity.  I was very pleased and happy with his explanation of my options for cataract surgery.

I now can read with NO assistance.  I had cataracts and astigmatism, which affected my vision.  I chose the lifestyle lenses for my cataract surgery option.  The Restor lens for my near vision, and the Toric lens to correct my astigmatism, and give me clear distance vision.

I now use no glasses at all!!  I can even thread a needle without any help.

I highly recommend Dr. Dhaliwal for all your eye care needs, especially cataract surgery, he is amazing.

Joann B. Szulczynski

I am profoundly grateful for your tender, loving care

virginia-martinI sincerely thank and appreciate Dr. Bello, his expertise and professionalism. I congratulate him and his compassionate and experienced staff. I had cataract surgery with the Restor Lifestyle lens at the Belmont/Harlem Surgery Center. I received excellent care and consideration during my procedure. Recovery was very pleasant and successful. I sincerely thank each and everyone for their dedication and service.

I am profoundly grateful for your tender, loving care. I pray fully wish all of you health, joy and happiness. Keep up the good work and "Rock On".

Virginia M.

The operation was performed in a painless 20 minutes

My name is Tony Viola, I am 75 years young and had my cataracts removed by Dr. Bello.

I had been struggling with poor vision for the past 12 years, I was told that my cataracts were not “ripe”, as a result I had difficulty driving at night, reading road signs, and even had to use a magnifying glass for the daily crossword puzzle. My 3.50 power glasses were not strong enough to read in low light and objects in the distance were a blur.

Dr. Bello performed my cataract surgery and implanted a new lens called “The ReSTOR” lens, one of few new innovations in eye care.

The operation was performed in a painless 20 minutes…I had no adverse effects from the procedure and after a later afternoon visit, the same date as the operation, I was free to resume my normal daily activities. I played golf the next day and I could finally see the ball after I hit it.

Don’t wait to get this procedure done…it is a miracle.

Tony V.



I started to read from the top line and finished all the way at the bottom

stanislwa-magdonDear Dr. John Bello , AVS, and Belmont/Harlem Surgical Center:

I have had a vision problem for several years now. I was unable to read regular size print without the help of a magnifying glass. Until, one day my friend told me about Dr. John Bello, a very successful eye surgeon.

During my first appointment with Dr. Bello I met a few employees in the office that were very well oriented, and were able to direct me in the right way of understanding my vision problem and what could be done to improve it. My first impression of Dr. Bello was great, as he right away showed interest in finding a solution for my vision problem.

I received a lot of reading material about cataract surgery. I was very interested in the new technology implant, such as “Acrysoft Restor Lifestyle Lens Implant designed to provide a full range of vision of near, far, and in between.”

I received special eye drops to use four times a day for four days before my cataract surgery. On my surgery date, I was at Belmont Harlem Surgical Clinic at 7am. It was such a beautiful place. Not at all like a typical cold hospital. The staff there was well oriented, very nice, and they knew exactly what to do to prepare me for surgery. I was given sedation by intravenous injection. I liked how one of the nurses was always by my side, I didn’t feel alone. I remember when Dr. Bello was around my bed and talked to me saying that I’m almost done! He made me feel so safe, so cared for. Very shortly, thereafter I was signed out from the Belmont/Harlem Surgery Center and was taken home.

I was pretty comfortable, no pain. I was home for the rest of the day relaxing comfortably and taking the eye drops every four hours. The next morning I was awake early and was able to look through the window. Everything around looked so beautiful, nice, and bright. I took my eye drops, had breakfast, and drove myself to Resurrection Hospital for a check-up with Dr. Bello. One of the nurses at Dr. Bello’s clinic asked me to read the lowest line of letters that I can see. I started to read from the top line and finished all the way at the bottom. I could read all of them! It was a nice surprise, the nurse said, none of our patients could read the small print the next day after surgery like you.

A few weeks later I had the left eye cataract operated on by Dr. Bello. The procedure was the same as on the right side. Both my eyes have excellent vision. I don’t need glasses for any reading, I use only special sunglasses called Maui Jims.

Thank you very much to Dr. Bello for your excellent job done to my eyes. Thank you to all your employees who work with you as your “Right hands”. I don’t remember the names of all your employees but a few were Trish, Kelly, Renata, and Barbara and Kathy from the surgical center, all were very professional. I wish you very many patients with successful eye treatments as mine. You have changed my life.

Stella M.


I am reading and writing without glasses

Dear Dr. Bello, and Staff,

Since my cataract surgeries in October, on my right and left eyes, I am reading and writing without glasses. Twenty-four hours after my first surgery, I was at 20/30 vision and reading without glasses and that was just day one! I wanted everybody that I know family and friends, to have the surgery and get rid of their glasses.

I once said I would give up my home if I could see without glasses. Fortunately, the ReSTOR lenses were not that expensive. My children have even said that my eyes “looked much brighter”. I think Dr. Bello has a miraculous job, to give people their vision back. He has a very cheerful staff.

Bonnie G.

P.S. I can now thread needles again. Everyday I am able to do many things I no longer could do.


The best thing that ever happened to me

erna-woolSince I was a child, glasses were always a part of my life. Now at age 69, things were about to change. Believe it or not, the best thing that ever happened to me was being diagnosed with cataracts in both eyes by my local optometrist and being referred to Dr. Bello for treatment

I was afraid at first, as anyone would with needing surgery, but as I talked with friends and neighbors I was soon set at ease. The one thing that made me most comfortable was that every single person I spoke with mentioned Dr. Bello and all of the wonderful options that he offered his patients that have cataracts. I researched Dr. Bello on the internet and I was very impressed with his reputation and the fact that his name kept coming up every time I mentioned to someone that I needed to have my cataracts removed.

Dr. Bello explained to me all of the lens options that were available, and do to my active lifestyle, he recommended the ReSTOR multifocal lens implant.

I made my decision and went with what Dr. Bello recommended, since I knew I could trust someone with his reputation.

I had surgery in both eyes with ReSTOR and I could not be happier. I am glass free, I can see at all distances perfectly and feel much younger than 69.

Having surgery with ReSTOR and having Dr. Bello as my surgeon was the best decision I ever made.

Thank you all.
Erna W.


Very Pleased

Recently had cataracts removed from both eyes and had the RESTOR lenses implanted.

While this is a pricey out-of-pocket expense, it is well worth the investment, I no longer need glasses and better yet the surgical procedure was virtually painless and amazing!

The staff at Dr. Bello's office are friendly and caring as is the staff at Belmont Surgical center...they all truly care about the patient's well being.....and as for Dr.Bello, God bless his healing hands.

Thank you,
Christine H.