Presbyopia surgery & treatment

If you suffer from presbyopia, lens surgery could be the perfect solution.

Presbyopia is an age-related condition which affects everyone at some point in life, even people who have never had problems with their sight. It causes blurry near vision and can lead to eyestrain and headaches. If you suffer from presbyopia, lens surgery could be the perfect solution.

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On the day of treatment

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    A warm welcome

    You will be greeted by your surgeon and surgery team at your Optical Express treatment clinic, who will discuss your treatment plan with you and answer any questions that you might have. The surgery team will use the latest state-of-the-art technology to capture detailed measurements of your eyes, further preparing you for surgery.

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    Optometrist assessment

    Our treatment support optometrist will record your vision with and without spectacles, and perform an assessment of your eye health. Eye drops will be instilled, so that your eye is comfortable during surgery.

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    Anaesthetist

    An anaesthetist will provide you with local anaesthetic to ensure you are comfortable during surgery. They will offer you a light sedation, which will relax you during the procedure.

During your treatment

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    Preparing you for surgery

    Your surgeon will gently create a small opening on the front surface of the eye to allow access to the natural lens.

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    Lens exchange

    The contents of the natural lens bag are carefully removed before the premium synthetic lens is put in place.

After your surgery

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    Following your surgery

    Your surgeon will apply eye drops and instructions on how to use them. They will cover your eye with a bandage, which will keep it clean and protected to assist the healing process.

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    Time to recover

    Be sure to arrange transportation home in advance of your surgery, as you shouldn't drive after the procedure has been completed. You can go home to rest after treatment, returning for your second lens surgery if required.

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    Long term eye health

    During the first 12 months following your surgery, you will attend routine follow up appointments as directed by your optometrist and surgeon. We recommend that you attend annual or bi-annual eye examinations to make sure your eyes remain in perfect health.

What our patients say

  • It's like being inside a clearer, brighter world.
  • There's no greater feeling when you have nothing to hold you back.
  • ‘Freedom' is the best word to describe it.
  • I can get on with what I love doing.
  • I really wish I'd done it sooner.
  • I don't think I realised just how beautiful the world was.
  • Treatment has been truly life-changing.
  • I'm delighted with my eyesight now.
  • I can get on with my life and enjoy it to the fullest.
  • I can now stay out later and live my life.
  • Since having treatment, my life is so much easier.
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