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 40–45, 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, carpentry, etc.
  3. Midrange vision: work involving monitors, cooking, car instrument panel, etc.

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. The eyes recover quickly and the vision clear very quickly. Two weeks’ sick leave are required. Prior to the surgery, a thorough pre -examination is conducted at Eira Hospital, where we investigate your eyes’ refractive power and state of health and establish the required lens strengths.

 

WHO IS REFRACTIVE LENS EXCHANGE SUITABLE FOR?

Refractive lens exchange is particularly suitable for people who are over 50 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, intraocular pressure, your eyes and makes a corneal map of your eyes. In addition to this, the strength the lenses need to have is determined and optical tomography of the retina (OCT) is performed.

MAKE AN APPOINTMENT FOR THE OPTICIAN’S pre –examination

During the initial evaluation, we find out your wishes and requirements in terms of vision for recreation and work. The ophthalmologist determines which type of eye surgery is most suitable for you on the basis of the evaluation.

The hospital optician’s pre-examination is now free
(worth 88 €).

Any questions: silmaklinikka@eiransairaala.fi

Next available appointments
Mon 24.7
08:45
1h 15min
Lehvonen Oskari
Optician
Eira Medical Centre
Esitutkimus laser-/linssileikkaus
Mon 24.7
14:15
1h 15min
Lehvonen Oskari
Optician
Eira Medical Centre
Esitutkimus laser-/linssileikkaus
Mon 24.7
15:20
20min
Mäkinen Sirkku
Optician
Eira Medical Centre
Jälkitarkastus 6kk laser-/linssil.
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Oksman Petri Specialist in ophthalmology, Opthalmic surgeon Book an appointment
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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.

Price list
Refractive lens exchange Price Eira Terveystili*
Optician's pre-examination OFFER now 0 € (value 88 €)  
Refractive lens exchange with multifocal lens 2490 €/eye 214,50 €/month
Refractive lens exchange with multifocal lens (toric) corrects long-sightedness and any astigmatism 3290 €/eye 281,10 €/month
Follow-up with ophthalmologist
1 month after surgery
90-130 €  
Follow-up with optician
6 months after operation
57 €  
An administrative fee of 16,95 € is added except for free pre-examinations.
* Eira Terveystili: e.g. with a 12 months interest installment (includes arrangement and administration fees 83 €).
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