What is lens replacement surgery (Clarivu)?

Lens replacement (Clarivu) is a sophisticated development of cataract surgery, the world’s most frequently performed surgical procedure.

Clarivu, the name of our lens replacement surgery, is a sophisticated development of cataract surgery, the world’s most frequently performed surgical procedure. 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.

Eye Lens Replacement Surgery Explained

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.

How is Optegra’s Clarivu lens replacement surgery different from standard cataract surgery?

During cataract surgery, the eye’s cloudy natural lens is replaced typically with a monofocal lens. This usually provides good distance vision but means you will still be reliant on reading glasses after the procedure. A lens replacement operation with a multifocal lens could correct long or shortsightedness at the same time. So, you could consider cataract refractive surgery which removes your cataract and includes an eye lens replacement surgery procedure to help you eliminate or reduce your dependence on glasses.

The Optegra Clarivu lens replacement surgery package

Inside our dedicated eye hospitals, our recognised lens replacement surgery experts will assess your individual needs and deliver a precision treatment using state-of-the-art technology – helping to improve your vision, so you can live a fuller life.

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

Lens replacement surgery (Clarivu) open evenings

Discover how our lens replacement surgery (Clarivu) procedure could eliminate or reduce your dependence on glasses at one of our open evenings.

It’s a great opportunity to meet one of our world class lens surgeons who will explain more about the procedure and answer all your questions. And if you decide to book a consultation, the lens surgeon you meet at our open evening will also be the person who will be with you throughout your lens replacement surgery journey – from your initial assessment to your treatment and aftercare.

  • Our open evenings are free and enable you to discover all the facts you need about lens replacement or other laser eye surgery.
  • You’ll be able to tour one of our specialist eye hospitals, and see the advanced facilities and technology that we offer.
  • An open evening will help you make an informed decision about whether lens replacement surgery is for you.

Our open evenings are all about you. At Optegra we can answer any questions you have and show you our facilities, but we are firm believers that any decision to go ahead with lens replacement surgery should come from you. You are under no obligation whatsoever to proceed with booking a treatment.

Don’t just take our word for it – hear from some of our patients below:

“I first went to an open evening at Optegra, Birmingham, where, along with a small group, we were given a video presentation, a tour of the theatre and a Q&A session with a consultant. The whole team at Optegra were professional and friendly. A few days later I booked a consultation.” – Karen Murphy

“The hospital setting and the team are amazing. The team are very helpful and vey kind and the atmosphere is very pleasant.” – Christina

“Excellent staff and very professional service. The surgeon and staff very kind and friendly and took personal care. No hesitation to recommend for the best treatment.” – Shantilal Raichura


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