Many people in Plantation, Miami, Weston, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Palm Beach, and the surrounding areas would like to get rid of their eyeglasses or contacts, but they have discovered that they are not able to have LASIK done for a number of reasons. Fortunately, there is now an option to have Phakic intraocular lenses implanted and our team at SightTrust Eye Institute can help answer your questions about these implants. You may even have better eyesight with the Phakic intraocular lens than you did with your glasses or contacts! Contact us today to learn more.
How Do Phakic Intraocular Lenses Work?
Phakic lenses are different from other intraocular lenses in the fact that the eye’s natural lens will not be removed when implanting a Phakic lens. However, they are the same in the sense that both lens types are designed to be implanted permanently, though Phakic lenses can be removed in the future if other issues with your eyes develop.
Phakic lenses are approved to correct myopia, commonly referred to as nearsightedness, and astigmatism. Those with nearsightedness cannot see distant objects clearly, and Phakic lenses help to bring those far items into focus in the eye. Phakic intraocular lenses are implants that don’t remove any of the cornea, and while designed to be a permanent placement, they can be removed in the future if needed for any reason.
LASIK vision correction for nearsighted patients involves using a laser to remove a portion of the cornea in order to correct the vision issue. While very successful for most people, there are still issues of dry eye, eye irritation and minor vision distortion that can come with this surgery. Phakic intraocular lenses tend to provide the patients with sharper vision because they do not remove any cornea material, but instead, just reshape it properly for proper vision.
Limitations to LASIK That Don’t Affect Phakic Lenses
Because there is only so much cornea that a person has, LASIK vision correction can only do so much, and that varies from person to person. It is possible that the patient will still need to wear corrective lenses even after the LASIK surgery. Phakic lenses don’t have these limitations and can eliminate the need for glasses or contacts. Join the growing number of patients all over Plantation, Miami, Weston, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Palm Beach, and the surrounding areas who have elected to work with our team at SightTrust Eye Institute. Contact us today to schedule your initial appointment.