NOW THOSE WITH PRESBYOPIA CAN ALSO ENJOY A LIFE WITHOUT GLASSES!
Presbyopia is due to the lens in the eye becoming stiff and not changing shape in order to focus on objects at different distances – it is not possible to accommodate any more. For the majority of people, this happens gradually from the age of 40, but it affects everyone sooner or later as presbyopia is a normal weakening of near vision that goes along with ageing.
People with presbyopia need different strengths of lens for distance vision and near vision and possibly also for midrange vision. Finding suitable lenses can be problematic and people are often forced to have different glasses for different activities. In addition to distance and near vision, we also need to have good midrange vision:
- Distance vision: driving, watching TV, sports, films, theatre etc.
- Near vision: reading, needlework, carpentary etc.
- Midrange vision: work involving monitors, cooking, car instrumental panel, etc
WHO IS REFRACTIVE LENS EXCHANGE SUITABLE FOR?
Refractive lens exchange is particularly suitable for people who are over 45 and use progressive glasses and those that have the beginnings of cataracts..
COMPREHENSIVE pre-examination WITH THE HOSPITAL OPTICIAN
The refractive lens exchange process begins with a thorough initial evaluation during which our hospital optician charts your eyes’ health status and measures the astigmatism and intraocular pressure of your eyes and makes a corneal map of your eyes. In addition to this, the strength the lenses need to have is determined. The optical tomography of the retina (OCT) is performed when necessary.
If refractive lens surgery is deemed possible for you, we will book you a paid appointment with the operating eye surgeon. The surgeon will analyze the preliminary examinations made by the hospital optician, evaluate the health of your eyes and choose the best lens options for your eyes.