Are you seeking clear vision at all distances without glasses or contact lenses? There are many vision corrections available, and it is important to compare all your options. Depending on many factors, including age, current eyeglass prescription, eye conditions, etc., your eye surgeon will recommend the best vision correction procedure for your individual needs.
For those in their 40s and 50s, experiencing changes in vision is very normal. People who never needed glasses or contact lenses before are now needing them to see up close and some intermediate distances. This frustration leads many people to an eye doctor’s office looking for the best solution. LASIK is often not the best solution for this type of vision loss as it does not correct reading vision (or presbyopia). The best option for this type of vision loss may be lens replacement surgery.
Lens replacement surgery is also known as clear lens extraction and refractive lens exchange. During this procedure, our surgeon will remove your eyes’ natural clear lens and replace it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) that will correct your refractive error, to achieve clear vision at all distances. This lens extraction and replacement is also performed during cataract surgery but can be done earlier to both clear up vision and eliminate the need for cataract surgery later in life.
Depending on your individual needs, your surgeon will determine the best intraocular lens to use. Technology now gives more people the option to enhance their vision and drastically reduce or even eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses after lens replacement surgery.
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