Many factors contribute to the ‘ideal’ Lens Replacement candidate. Your circumstances, lifestyle, glasses prescription and pupil size can all affect the possible outcome.
We discuss these factors with you at a consultation. Having a multi-focal IOL is the same as having a new visual system fitted. It will take some time for your brain to adjust and adapt to the new images it is seeing.
Before meeting your eye surgeon it is worth asking yourself:
How important is it for me to be less dependent on my glasses or contact lenses?
Am I prepared to have both eyes operated?
Can I allow at least three months to become familiar with using the lenses?
How much will the Lens Replacement procedure cost?
Our Practice Managers can offer guidance on the expense of an initial consultation. They can also give you guide prices with regards to the various treatment options available.
How long does Lens Replacement last?
The lens implants we use are useful for a lifetime. A cataract cannot grow in an artificial lens and some patients develop thickening of the residual lens tissue that supports the lens. Should this occur, we can deal with it in a simple outpatient laser procedure known as a YAG laser capsulotomy.
I am not suitable for LASIK, could Lens Replacement be an option for me?
Lens Replacement is best for longsighted and shortsighted people who have become presbyopic. Lens Replacement patients also includes those whose corneas are too thin for Laser Eye Surgery. Unlike Laser Eye Surgery, we treat one eye at a time.
Advantages of Lens Replacement v LASIK
Laser eye surgery patients are likely to go on to develop presbyopia and cataract as they age.
If you are already in your late 40s, 50s or 60’s Lens Replacement will remain stable over time.
You will never need cataract surgery later in life.
Lens Replacement can be more suitable for people in their 40’s and 50’s with thin corneas or higher prescriptions.
Hear expert eye surgeon Robert Morris discuss Laser Replacement Suitability
Get in touch
The best way to figure out your options is to give us a call on: 0800 368 9277 and we can help answer any questions you have.