FOR WHOM ARE LASER VISION CORRECTION AND REFRACTIVE LENS EXCHANGE SUITABLE?
Laser vision correction is performed on people who are over 18 years of age. The choice of either laser vision correction or refractive lens exchange depends on strength and eye structure.
With refractive lens exchange, both those who are short-sighted and those who are long-sighted can get rid of their glasses. Make an appointment for the optician’s initial evaluation and we will work out whether one of these treatments is appropriate for your eyes. You can also make an appointment with the optician if you have been diagnosed with a cataract, want to have it removed and want to get more information about the lens options.
We recommend that people over the age of 60 have their eyes examined by an ophthalmologist, who investigates their optical health and whether refractive lens exchange is appropriate. If the ophthalmologist detects the beginnings of a cataract or you suspect this yourself, it is preferable to make an appointment for the ophthalmologist’s initial evaluation for cataract surgery, where you will meet the surgeon who will perform the procedure and find out more about different lens options.
LASER VISION CORRECTION IS NOT PERFORMED IF:
- you are under 18 years of age
- you are pregnant, breastfeeding or it is less than six months since you gave birth
- you have an eye disease, e.g. cataract
- you have a disease that affects vision (diabetes, rheumatism)