At Optegra, we know that deciding to go ahead with a medical procedure can be a tough decision to make. That’s why we want to make it as easy as possible for you to find the information you’re looking for.
Knowing whether or not lens replacement surgery is for you is the first step of the journey which is why we’ve compiled the information below to help you understand more about what’s involved in the procedure and what issues with your vision it can help to correct.
Making an informed decision is crucial when deciding upon any type of surgical procedure. Most importantly, you will want to know whether or not the surgery can improve or rectify the issue that is affecting you.
Lens replacement surgery (Clarivu™) could be just what you need if you have any of the following:
- Dependence on bifocal, varifocal or multifocal contact lenses or glasses.
- Long-sightedness (hyperopia).
- Short-sightedness (myopia).
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- A full assessment and consultation with one of our world class lens surgeons.
- Dedicated Patient Liaison before, during and after your treatment.
- An artificial intraocular lens (IOL) chosen by an expert to suit both you and your lifestyle.
- Complete lens replacement surgery at one of Optegra’s specialist eye hospitals.
- Post-operative care following your treatment, including any further top up laser surgery required to achieve your required visual goals.
Lens replacement surgery is similar to cataract surgery and takes approximately 10 minutes per eye, performed either on the same day or in two separate procedures with around one week in-between. The majority of our patients are able to go home within an hour of their treatment.
Complications are very rare, but like any form of surgery, there are some minor risks involved – read all about the risks of lens replacement surgery and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.
Because every patient is unique, we offer a detailed eye assessment with one of our Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeons to determine your suitability for lens replacement. This consultation is free and without obligation. The lens surgeon you meet will be able to answer any further questions you have, and should you go ahead with the procedure, the surgeon who carried out your assessment will also carry out your treatment.
The ideal candidate for lens replacement surgery is anyone who is dependent on bifocal, varifocal or multifocal contact lenses or glasses. Anyone who has presbyopia (the gradual loss of the eye’s ability to focus on nearby objects), astigmatism (near vision and blurred distance), long sightedness (hyperopia), short-sightedness (myopia), and cataracts.
If you suffer from any of the above conditions and would like to invest in your eyesight and your future, it could be time to start looking into lens replacement surgery. Get in touch today and book your free consultation with one of our Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeons.
Lens replacement can correct issues with vision such as short-sightedness (myopia), long- sightedness (hyperopia), presbyopia, cataracts and astigmatism. If you are not affected by any of these conditions, lens replacement surgery is probably not suitable for you.
However, to be certain, you can find out more about whether lens replacement is the right course of action by booking a free consultation with one of our Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeons who will be happy to conduct a detailed assessment of your eyes.
The good news is that lens replacement surgery is indeed suitable if you have astigmatism. The condition can be treated with refractive lens surgery, such as LASIK or corrective lenses.
If you’ve been diagnosed with astigmatism and you want to address the issue, gain a new lease of life and say goodbye to unpleasant symptoms such as blurred vision, headaches, eye irritation and even nausea, we highly recommend that you book a free consultation with Optegra so that we can answer any questions you may have in more depth.
Yes, lens replacement surgery is suitable for anyone who is long sighted. If you have no problem seeing objects in the distance, but close up objects are blurred and out of focus and you’re squinting to see them, lens replacement could help.
Other symptoms of long sightedness include headaches and tired eyes, especially after reading, using a computer, or writing. If this sounds like you and you’d love to regain clear vision and say goodbye to eye strain, book a free consultation with us today.
Glaucoma should not be left untreated as it can cause loss of field of vision and ultimately blindness. At Optegra, we offer a number of different laser surgery treatments for different types of glaucoma.
Some types of glaucoma can be treated with eye drops, but just as there are different variations of glaucoma, each and every patient is also unique. Therefore one of our Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeons will provide you with a detailed consultation so that we can determine the best treatment options for you. If you have, or suspect you might have, glaucoma, please book your consultation today.
Lens replacement surgery is suitable for anyone who is short sighted. Therefore, if you’re fed up with struggling to see distant objects because they appear blurred, if you get headaches as a result of eye strain, or if you need to squint or close your eyes partially to see clearly, talk to us today.
Lens replacement will give anyone with myopia (short sightedness) a new lease of life through a safe, permanent and quick surgical procedure. Don’t put up with not being able to see properly any longer – it’s time to regain your quality of vision and quality of life.
Because presbyopia begins to affect people from their 40s onwards, lens replacement surgery is normally carried out on older patients. However, is there such a thing as being too old for lens replacement?
The good news is, there is no set upper age limit on lens replacement surgery. Having said that, each patient is different and it will be up to you and your Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon to determine whether it is the best course of action for you.
A replacement lens can be removed but because the procedure is a permanent and low risk solution to vision problems such as long and short sightedness, presbyopia, cataracts, and astigmatism, it is highly unlikely that you would either want, or need, to have the procedure more than once.
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