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, carpentary etc.
  3. Midrange vision: work involving monitors, cooking, car instrumental panel, etc
     

WHO IS REFRACTIVE LENS EXCHANGE SUITABLE FOR?

Refractive lens exchange is particularly suitable for people who are over 45 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. The optical tomography of the retina (OCT) is performed when necessary.

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. 

 

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.

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 180 €, incl surgeon's evaluation)

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Lehvonen Oskari
Optician
Eira Medical Centre
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Lehvonen Oskari
Optician
Eira Medical Centre
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30 min
Valonen Emilia
Optician
Eira Medical Centre
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Refractive lens exchange

Price Eira Terveystili*
Optician's pre-examination, incl surgeon's evaluation OFFER   now 0 €
(worth 180 €)
 
With multifocal lens
2490 €/eye 207,50 €/month
With multifocal toric lens
3290 €/eye

274,20 €/month
Follow-ups Price  
1 month after surgery with ophthalmologist 100-150 €  
6 months after surgery with optician 61 €  

An outpatient clinic fee of 18,90 € and Kanta-fee of 1,95 € are added except for free pre-examinations.
* Eira Terveystili: e.g. with a 12 months interest installment now without any fee.

 
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