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:

  1. Distance vision: driving, watching TV, sports, films, theatre etc.
  2. Near vision: reading, needlework, carpentary etc.
  3. 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.

OPTIMAL VISION FOR A FUNCTIONAL EVERYDAY LIFE WITH REFRACTIVE LENS EXCHANGE!

During the refractive lens extraction, the eyes’ own lenses are replaced with multifocal lenses. We strive to optimise the artificial lenses strength so that strong distance and near vision is achieved. The operation is performed using ultrasound and with the help of the modern technique phacoemulsification. The procedure is quick and painless and patients can go home only one hour after the surgery. 

 

AFTER REFRACTIVE LENS EXCHANGE

You return home quickly following the refractive lens exchange procedure, only one hour after the operation. The convalescence period is short and your vision gradually clears over the course of the subsequent days. Antibiotic drops are used for a week or so. You need 1–2 weeks’ sick leave, depending on how strenuous your work is.

 

WHY DO WE RECOMMEND REFRACTIVE LENS EXCHANGE FOR PEOPLE WITH PROGRESSIVE GLASSES?

It is possible to get rid of glasses needed for distance vision with the help of traditional refractive surgery (SMILE, FEMTO-AMARIS, LASIK, PRK). In practice, however, people with presbyopia always need reading glasses and sometimes also glasses for using when working on a computer.

Laser vision correction frees you from glasses for distance vision, but those with presbyopia always need reading glasses and sometimes also glasses for use when working with monitors following laser vision correction.

Refractive lens exchange, however, corrects not only near vision and distance vision, but also midrange vision as well. The majority of those who have undergone refractive lens exchange never need glasses again.

Book a free pre-examination by our hospital optician

Our hospital optician maps the health of your eyes using extensive examinations and assesses whether refractive lens surgery is suitable for you.

Visiting our optician's free preliminary examination does not obligate you to make an appointment for surgery.

Contact lenses cannot be used for a week before the preliminary examination or surgery. The examination will use pupil dilating eye drops that blur near vision for the rest of the day.

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Surgeons who perform REFRACTIVE LENS EXCHANGE surgery at Eira Hospital
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Price list
Refractive lens exchange

Price Eira Terveystili*
Optician's pre-examination, 60 min. 0 €  
With multifocal lens
2750 €/eye 236,17 €/month
With multifocal toric lens
3290 €/eye
281,17 €/month
Follow-ups Price  
1 month after surgery with ophthalmologist 140-180 €  
6 months after surgery with optician 68 €  

Specialists

Kukkonen Kirsi-Tiina, Specialist in ophthamology, Ophthalmic surgeon
Oksman Petri, Specialist in ophthamology, Ophthalmic surgeon
Suominen Sakari, Specialist in ophthalmology, eye surgeon

   

An outpatient clinic fee 26,30 € is added to the price of the appointment. Kanta-fee 2,70 € will be charged from every appointment that involves saving information to the Kanta archive. For specialist-specific prices, see the specialist's personal profile page. * Eira Terveystili financing: 12 months of interest-free installments (incl. administration fee 84 €).

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