Refractive lens exchange or lens replacement is an advanced form of vision correction that is typically recommended to those over 50 years old who need spectacles or contact lens for good distance and near vision. Whilst no treatment can rewind the clock to restore the vision you had in your twenties, lens replacement is a safe and effective treatment to reduce dependency on glasses.
Refractive Lens Replacement Surgery
What Are The Intraocular Lens Options?
In the lens exchange the most commonly used intraocular lens is a premium Extended depth of focus (EDoF) lens. These provide greater spectacle independence than standard monofocal lens, but with less optical side effects such as glare and halos that traditional multifocal lens have. Extended depth of focus lens work best with femtosecond laser assisted surgery as the laser can be used to reduce any pre-existing astigmatism. Mr Alex Day’ preferred extended depth of focus lens provides excellent vision for everyday activities such as driving and also computer work, using a mobile or reading price tags. Glasses may still be needed for night driving and for reading small print or other near tasks. Multifocal lens are not suitable for everyone, and for those with eye conditions such as retinal problems macular degeneration, or diabetic retinopathy, or those with glaucoma, monofocal lens are preferred.
Mr Alex Day will specifically advise you about your situation and the lens choices available.
To arrange a consultation call my team at Moorfields Private Eye Hospital, 9-11 Bath Street, EC1V 9LF, London, or complete the contact form.