As our eyes age, they often develop a condition known as presbyopia, which typically means that glasses or contact lenses will be needed to read and perform other daily activities. Presbyopia, also known as farsightedness, is a vision condition that cannot be cured with laser vision correction. Fortunately, there is an alternative to glasses or contacts, a custom lens replacement surgery.
Custom Lens Replacement Surgery
Custom lens replacement surgery allows patients to reduce or even eliminate presbyopia and the need for reading glasses through an advanced multifocal intraocular lens. At Toledo LASIK & Cataract we offer ReStor, ReZoom, and Crystalens, which are used to replace the natural lens of your eye during the custom lens replacement.
LASIK surgery concentrates on correcting the shape of the cornea. The custom lens replacement surgery replaces the natural lens of your eye with an advanced multifocal or accommodating intraocular lens (IOL), allowing clear vision at every distance. An additional benefit to the custom lens replacement is that you’ll never have to worry about cataracts because the multifocal IOL will remain clear as your eyes age.
What Happens During a Custom Lens Replacement Surgery?
During the custom lens replacement procedure at Toledo LASIK & Cataract, our doctors will make a small incision in the edge of the cornea. A small probe is inserted through the incision to gently dismantle and vacuum out the damaged lens. The multifocal intraocular lens implant is then inserted into place. The entire Custom Lens Replacement procedure is completed within half an hour, and improvements in vision are seen quickly.
Custom Lens Replacement is ideal for older patients who have hyperopia or myopia and are looking to decrease their need for glasses. If you’re interested in learning more about custom lens replacement surgery please contact Toledo LASIK at 419-346-2020 for more information or to schedule your appointment.