If you are in your late 40’s and suffer from nearsightedness, farsightedness, or presbyopia, you should think about clear lens extraction. This surgery is also good for those who are younger and need to wear reading glasses. During this surgery, the failing natural lens is replaced with an intraocular lens implant. This replacement will improve your vision. Patients in Fort Lauderdale, Plantation, Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Davie, and Parkland, who can no longer focus when reading, should consider clear lens extraction.
When the Natural Lens Changes, Clear Lens Extraction May Be the Answer
Flexibility of the natural lens decreases with age, causing the ability to focus on near objects impossible. Clear Lens Extraction, also known as Refractive Lens Exchange, can mean you won’t have to wear glasses anymore, regardless of nearsightedness or farsightedness, depending on the specific type of IOL chosen. When you visit from Fort Lauderdale, Plantation, Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Davie, and Parkland to see the ophthalmologist, he will examine you and let you know which IOL will correct your specific vision. Whether you need multifocal implants, which will improve distance, intermediate and near vision, or monovision, which allows one eye to see far while the other sees close, or single vision, which improves distance or near sightedness, the right IOL will improve your vision.
Performing Clear Lens Extraction
As with cataract surgery, we can perform clear lens extraction on both eyes, during the same procedure, for patients from Fort Lauderdale, Plantation, Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Davie, and Parkland. This alleviates having to come back for a second surgery, and both eyes will heal at the same time. The surgery takes approximately 10 minutes for each eye and eye drops are used as anesthesia. This means you will not be put to sleep during this procedure. Once the surgery is complete, you will move to a waiting room to rest for a few minutes, then you will be able to go home. We suggest you take it easy for the rest of the day, but you will be able to resume your daily schedule the next day. The good news is you will no longer have a need for eyeglasses, as your vision will be fully corrected. For more information on Clear Lens Extraction call SightTrust Eye Institute at 1-877-878-7890.