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For the majority of patients under the age of 40 laser eye surgery is the treatment of choice.

For others there is a more suitable life changing alternative.

Lens surgery is a well-established treatment that offers the same visual freedom as laser eye surgery with the additional benefit of being able to correct age related reading vision.  The surgery involves placing a state-of-the-art synthetic lens in the eye to correct poor vision. This sophisticated lens is custom-fit to the exact shape and size of each eye. The new lens works much the same as a contact lens, but is fixed in place. There is no inconvenience of frequent cleaning and removal.  There is a range of different lenses available to correct the wide spectrum of visual requirements including toric lenses for the treatment of astigmatism (an atypical curve of the eye). Our surgeons will discuss the best lens option for each individual. Most people return to their usual daily routine within a day of their surgery. There are two different lens surgery methods: replacement and enhancement

Thanks to lens surgery millions of people worldwide now don’t need to worry about missing out on anything.
They are free to live their life the way they want to.  

Types of synthetic lenses

With the advanced lens treatments that are available at Optical Express there is now a wider choice of lens types that you and your Ophthalmic Surgeon can select from. The decision on which one is best for you is based on both your clinical results and lifestyle requirements.
 
Before surgery your eyes will be measured to determine your lens prescription. Your Optical Express clinicians will discuss with you the lens options that are available for your own personal prescription. You will be presented with the visual benefits that each may offer. The best lens option for you will depend in part on how you feel about wearing glasses for some activities such as reading. Glasses may still be needed by some people after lens surgery for some activities. 
 
Which lens option is right for you?
The type of lens that is best suited for you will depend on your prescription, lifestyle and personal vision needs. There are two categories of lenses available: monofocal and multifocal. Both types of lenses are available in toric versions to treat astigmatism.
 
Monofocal
A monofocal lens has a fixed focus for one distance. It may be fixed for near, mid-distance or for distance focus.  The latter is the most common.  A monofocal lens provides the highest quality of distance vision of all available lens types.  Only one distance can be selected for each eye. The same distance focus can be selected for both eyes. If clinically suitable you may also choose to have a different fixed focus in each eye; a near lens in one eye and a distance lens in the other. This technique is known as monovision.
 
Multifocal
Multifocal lenses are best suited to those patients who require vision correction for more than one distance.  A multifocal lens is designed to allow you to see at two or more distances using different points of focus. These lenses work much like the bifocal and varifocal lenses that may be used in prescription glasses. These lenses allow patients to quickly change their focus depending on their vision needs.  High quality distance vision is found by the majority of our patients, especially in daylight conditions.
 
Toric
Toric lenses are designed for those patients who have moderate to high degrees of astigmatism. Astigmatism occurs when the cornea or lens isn't a perfectly curved shape. A toric lens is shaped to correct for these imperfections allowing the lens to fit correctly around the natural shape of the eye. In doing so a toric lens corrects a patient’s astigmatism. There are toric versions of both monofocal and multifocal lenses

Lens
Replacement

Your surgeon will replace your natural lens with a state-of-the-art synthetic one that corrects your vision. 

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Lens
Enhancement

Your surgeon will place a state-of-the-art synthetic lens over your natural lens, much like a permanent contact lens.

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Cataract
Surgery

A life-changing surgery that will not only give you exceptional visual clarity that lasts a lifetime, but will let you live your life the way you want to.

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