Am I a candidate for Lens Replacement?
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.