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Clarivu lens options

A unique tailor made lens that’s right for you

One of the reasons our eyesight deteriorates as we age is that the lenses in our eyes naturally harden (a condition known as “Presbyopia”) – this means your eyes will not be able to focus as clearly at different distances. Of course, the usual solution is glasses, but Clarivu offers an alternative solution that means you may never have to wear glasses again.

Clarivu permanent lens replacement involves your Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon removing the natural lens from the eye and replacing it permanently with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL).

A lens to meet your lifestyle and vision needs

Your consultant will choose an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) customised to your exact needs. This new lens can provide the benefit of being able to focus on near, intermediate and far objects, as previously provided by glasses or contact lenses.  It can even correct astigmatism.

Your consultant will choose from these options:

  • Multifocal IOLs, Trifocal IOL or Bifocal IOLs, create multiple focal points and reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses.
  • Accommodative IOLs that are considered monofocal, meaning they have a fixed focal point. This type of lens is designed to move in response to the eye’s own muscle, which translates into the ability to see at multiple focal points as it moves
  • Astigmatism (Toric) Correcting IOLs, designed to eliminate the eye’s natural astigmatism, a condition where the cornea is an irregular shape. These lenses may be monofocal or multifocal.
  • Monofocal IOLs, which provide a set focal point, usually for distance vision. This allows patients to see clearly within a range.
  • Monovision or blended vision, a technique the surgeon may choose to perform that involves inserting different powered IOLs to achieve a blend of near and distance vision.

Watch an animation explaining Multifocal IOLs
Watch an animation explaining Accommodative IOLs

Recent media coverage of a specific lens model

At Optegra hospitals all our surgeons are experienced practitioners and before any procedure, they will conduct a thorough assessment of a patient’s eye condition and will recommend a lens, using their independent clinical judgement, that is tailored to suit a patient’s lifestyle and medical requirements.

Optegra hospitals offer surgeons a large portfolio of lenses to choose from, covering many different suppliers and lens ranges. One of these lenses, the MPlusX lens, has been at the centre of recent media coverage. This is one of several lenses that a surgeon could consider for a patient. Should this lens be a suitable option for a patient, the surgeon will discuss the recent media reporting, and together they may choose this lens or an alternative.

Patients should be assured that we assess the quality and performance of all lenses and equipment used in our hospitals, on a continual basis, and include in our assessment any new scientific or regulatory information available to ensure that the very highest standards are maintained.

Our patients testify to us an outstanding level of service and we constantly strive to achieve excellent clinical outcomes. The health and safety of our patients is our number one priority and if you have any concerns please contact the Optegra hospital where you had your surgery and we will assist you with your query.


Make your own informed decision

Clarivu has changed the lives of so many people – but don’t just take our word for it! Watch patient movies or read their stories for yourself.

Book your free consultation with an expert Optegra eye surgeon or call us on 0808 250 7795.