For the majority of patients under the age of 40 who want freedom from their glasses and contact lenses laser eye surgery is the treatment of choice. For others there is a more suitable option. Lens surgery 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.