Refractive Lens Exchange Surgery for Presbyopia
A recent presbyopia diagnosis doesn’t have to mean prescription glasses or contact lenses. Refractive lens exchange surgery is a more effective and permanent treatment for your visual focus problems. During refractive lens exchange surgery, an ophthalmologist on our team will replace your old lens with an intraocular lens. These lenses can be customized to fit your specific needs. Our team of ophthalmologists and doctors offers innovative presbyopia treatments for clients in Michigan and Ohio. Give our staff a call by phone at (877) 852-8463 to become familiar with ways to perverse and improve your vision.
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Goal Of the Procedure & Treatment
The goal is to minimize your dependence on corrective lenses and improve your visual focus. The procedure is quick and has minimal recovery time. As an added benefit, you’re at no risk of developing cataracts.
You may qualify for refractive lens exchange surgery if you’re 45 or older and have a strong prescription for your corrective lenses. The experts at Specialty Eye Institute will have a discussion with you about your symptoms and answer any questions you have about treatment plans to come up with the option that is best for you.
What is Presbyopia?
Presbyopia is the hardening of the lens that makes it difficult to see objects up close. Unlike myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism, which are all caused by genetic and environmental factors, presbyopia develops during the natural course of aging. The word presbyopia literally means aging eyes. The lens in your eye bends light to focus on the retina. The retina then converts light into signals that are sent to the brain where they are interpreted as images. In younger eyes, the lens is flexible and can change shape, resulting in changing the focus of the lens.
As we age, the lens hardens and it becomes difficult to focus on close-up objects, which can result in blurry vision. Our team of ophthalmologists offer refractive lens exchange surgery and treatments for presbyopia in areas such as Adrian, Jackson, Ann Arbor, Toledo, and Kalamazoo. Our doctors will perform an evaluation of your eyes to diagnose the source of the vision issues. Give our team a call by phone at (877) 852-8463 to discuss available treatments for presbyopia.
Symptoms of Presbyopia
Most people develop symptoms of this condition between the ages of 40 and 50. These indications may include:
- Inability to focus on small objects or fine print
- Needing to hold objects further away to see them clearly
- Difficulty seeing in low light
- Needing more light to read
- Straining eyes while reading for extended periods of time
- Headaches after doing work up close
- Blurry vision when transitioning between viewing distances
Presbyopia Risk Factors
Presbyopia is incredibly common, especially for people 40 or older. However, some people can develop premature presbyopia before the age of 40. There are certain risk factors that contribute to developing premature presbyopia that you should be aware of:
- Significant sun exposure
- An unhealthy diet
- Early menopause
- Working in front of a screen for extended periods
- Staring at screens for a significant time
- High blood pressure
- Family history of eye disease
Presbyopia can be diagnosed during a routine eye exam. During the assessment, the doctor will test your ability to focus on objects near and far from you. You may also get your pupils dilated so your doctor can get a full view. If you experience symptoms of presbyopia, don’t hesitate to come to visit the doctors at Specialty Eye Institute for a comprehensive eye exam. Our team of ophthalmologists will perform an assessment of your eyes to determine if you need surgery or other types of treatments for presbyopia.
Presbyopia Treatments at Specialty Eye Institute
If you struggle with presbyopia or any other eye disease, visit the doctors at Specialty Eye Institute. Our board-certified ophthalmologists and expert team of eye doctors will develop the best treatment for your goals and lifestyle. Our team of doctors offer a variety of eye care solutions such as cataract surgery, refractive lens exchange treatments, LASIK eye surgery, and corneal transplants. We offer innovative surgery and eye treatments in areas such as Lansing, Battle Creek, Ann Arbor, Kalamazoo, Toledo, and Adrian.
Request an appointment today to discover the benefits of refractive lens exchange surgery and other forms of presbyopia treatment. We’re eager to help you see better and have more confidence in your eyesight. Contact 866-435-8935 today to request your visit.