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- Long-sightedness (Hyperopia)
- Short-sightedness (Myopia)
- Dependence on bifocal, varifocal or multifocal contact lenses or glasses
The surgery itself takes no more than 10 minutes, but you’ll have to rest about 30 minutes to an hour immediately after the procedure. As your eye will be anaesthetised with numbing drops, you will feel no pain. The discomfort and grogginess will gradually disappear while the anaesthesia is wearing off.
The success rate is very high. Lens replacement surgery is safe, and life changing for millions of patients who have this successful procedure every year.
All surgeries have some degree of risks, which is why you should discuss your procedure in detail with your eye surgeon. Risks and complications are rare, and can be further mitigated by choosing a high-quality lens replacement provider.
Monofocal Lens Exchange
Standard lens replacement treatment with monofocal lens
Lens Replacement Surgery
The most common form of lens replacement to lose your glasses
Implantable Contact Lens
Lens treatment preserving your natural lens
Pricing for complex lens replacement may vary. Pricing for lens replacement at Central London is £3,595. Lens replacement surgery is not covered by the NHS as alternatives exist such as glasses or contact lenses
Our single price packages include your consultation, surgery and full aftercare so the price you see is the price you’ll pay. With no hidden extras. Our commitment to helping you see more extends to our pricing; whatever your prescription, our prices are fixed and include the following.
- All diagnostic eye assessments
- An advanced technology artificial intraocular lens (IOL) specially selected to suit you by your Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
- The procedure and post-operative care undertaken in an Optegra eye hospital
- All aftercare related to the procedure, including any further top up laser surgery required to achieve your required visual goals
At Optegra, we’re very proud of our top rated vision correction award in 2018 & 2019.
We’re keen for you to see why we’re UK’s top rated for yourself. That’s why we’re the only vision correction provider in the UK offering Open Evenings that show how our latest lens replacement & laser eye surgery techniques can literally change your life.
They’re free, and allow you to learn more & ask your questions in an informal and relaxed setting.
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Your Consultant Ophthalmic Lens Surgeon will choose a lens customised to your vision and lifestyle needs. This artificial replacement lens could 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.
Clarivu™ was the Optegra brand name for its individually tailored, consultant-led vision correction package. Today’s known as Lens Replacement. It is a full package, including pre-assessments, cost of lenses, surgery and aftercare. Clarivu eye lens replacement surgery, also known as Refractive Lens Exchange, Refractive Lens Replacement or Clear Lens Surgery, is a procedure where the natural lens of the eye is permanently replaced with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL). This proven procedure has been performed thousands of times and typically takes just 20 minutes per eye.
During cataract surgery the lens that has become cloudy is replaced with an artificial lens.
Choosing the best implant for cataract surgery depends on your eye conditions. At your pre-operative appointment, the ophthalmologist will discuss the best options with you. The choice will depend on your vision, what glasses you usually use and whether you have a cataract in your other eye. The final choice of lens can usually be altered at any point up to your operation.
Most people return to work around 3 days after having lens replacement surgery. Although, this will depend on the nature of your profession. Your vision will gradually improve over the first couple of weeks following our treatment. Providing you do not work in a dusty or smoky environment (which we recommend avoiding for around two weeks after the surgery), you should be able to go back to work after three days, or whenever your eye feels comfortable again.
Lens replacement surgery is a sophisticated development of cataract surgery, one of the world’s most frequently performed surgical procedure. The natural lens of the eye is permanently replaced with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) and typically takes 20 minutes per eye.
Typically, your Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon will not perform the lens replacement procedure on both eyes at the same time. Each eye will require a separate procedure, although they can both generally be done within a few weeks of each other.
The lens replacement surgery procedure is performed under local anaesthetic and is painless. Afterwards, you may experience itching and mild discomfort; this is normal and should disappear in just one or two days.
Booking your consultation is simple. You can call our freephone number on 0800 086 1064 or book online here. Alternatively you could attend one of our open evenings with a consultant surgeon and have all your questions answered and take a tour of the hospital.
Your sight should return a few hours after the operation although it may be blurry for the first couple of days. Vision normally improves quickly over the next week or two, reaching its optimum at 4-6 weeks.
You are only suitable for lens replacement surgery if you have presbyopia, which usually develops in those over 50 years of age. You can find out more about whether lens replacement surgery is for you here or at a free consultation with a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, who will conduct a detailed eye assessment.
The lens used in the procedure can focus at different distances, which could give you clearer close up vision but not all patients will be able to stop wearing glasses or contact lenses for all tasks.
Yes, if you already have a cataract or the beginnings of one it will be removed during the procedure. Lens replacement surgery also prevents you from ever needing cataract surgery.
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