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:
- Distance vision: driving, watching TV, sports, films, theatre, etc.
- Near vision: reading, needlework, carpentry, etc.
- 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.