Now there’s a clear alternative to laser eye surgery that can correct both long and short-sightedness in one proven and permanent lens replacement procedure: Clarivu.
Ideal for the over 50s and exclusive to Optegra, Clarivu lets you enjoy life without glasses and contacts. It’s suitable even if you’ve got astigmatism, and can prevent or eliminate cataracts.
This proven treatment, carried out thousands of times by Optegra, is a technically advanced and sophisticated development of cataract surgery, which is one of the world’s most frequently performed surgical procedures.
From your free comprehensive eye examination through to your procedure and aftercare, you’ll see your Ophthalmic Consultant Surgeon and their expert team every step of the way who will answer all your questions and attend to your individual needs.
Clarivu involves your Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon removing the natural lens from the eye and replacing it permanently with an artificial Intra Ocular Lens (IOL). Your consultant will choose a technically advanced lens (IOL) customised to your vision and lifestyle needs. This new multi-focal or accommodative 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. What’s more the new lenses can never develop cataracts, giving you added comfort for the future.
Clarivu at Optegra eye hospitals can enable a whole new quality of life – more simply than you thought possible.
What is presbyopia?
Patients often think that they have become “long-sighted” when they start to have difficulty reading or seeing things close up. In fact, they have a visual condition called presbyopia. It is caused by a decreasing flexibility of the lens inside the eye which results in a reduced ability to focus on near objects. Presbyopia affects everyone eventually and is often first noticed around the age of 45 years.
How does presbyopia affect me?
If you are myopic (short-sighted) and need spectacles for distance vision, presbyopia prevents you from seeing well for near tasks with your normal spectacles on. You can only see near objects when you remove your spectacles and even then, the vision may not be ideal and bifocals or varifocal spectacles are required.
If you are hypermetropic (long sighted) your distance vision may not have always been affected significantly enough to wear spectacles, but as the focussing ability of the eye continually decreases from teenage years throughout life, spectacles will have begun to be needed at some point. When presbyopia occurs, a more powerful spectacle prescription is required for near vision tasks and so bifocals or varifocal spectacles are required.
It is not unusual to put off going to see an optometrist for spectacles to correct presbyopia as it is perceived as a sign of “old age”, and the thought of bifocals or varifocals can also be daunting for some. Holding things further away to see them more clearly is a common coping mechanism, but there comes a point where the arms are not long enough anymore and reading spectacles are inevitable.
Book your consultation with an expert Optegra eye surgeon or call us on 01483 903090.