Many of us take our vision for granted until we reach our 40’s. One day we notice we can’t see our cellphone. Next we are struggling to see our computer, and then we finally realize our distance vision isn’t as clear as it once was. We are suffering from Dysfunctional Lens Syndrome. Fortunately, there are many options available for vision correction, including refractive eye surgery. Bifocal Contact lenses or progressive eyeglasses may help, but both of these options can be costly, time consuming and a hassle. Many consider LASIK surgery, but that is not always the best option for patients over 50. Fortunately, technology has moved forward and there is a solution! If you are over 50 and you’ve been told you are not a good candidate for LASIK eye surgery, refractive eye surgery could give you the results you want!
What is Refractive Surgery?
Refractive eye surgery is sometimes called Clear Lens Extraction or Lens Replacement Surgery. Similar to cataract surgery, refractive surgery replaces your natural lens with a premium, prescription lens of a different shape to give you sharper vision. Refractive surgery has made huge technological advances in the past 2 decades and is the most common surgical performed today!
During both refractive eye surgery and cataract surgery the patient’s natural lens is removed and replaced with a lens implant. There are many lens options to meet the patient’s needs including the multifocal lens. This lens allows patients to see at both distance and near, alleviating the need for contacts and glasses!
Benefits of Refractive Eye Surgery Over 50
Refractive eye surgery can prevent cataracts from developing and stabilizes the vision, eliminating year-to-year prescription changes. Patients will no longer need to go through the expense and hassle of changing glasses and lenses. Their vision will be stabilized, and they enjoy an improved quality of vision. Refractive surgery is a quick procedure and for most patients provides near-immediate, lasting results and almost no recovery time. Refractive eye surgery can also treat astigmatism simultaneously.
Is Refractive Surgery Right For You?
Before refractive surgery, the first step is always having a consultation with a trusted professional. Dr. Brock Magruder, Jr, has been serving Central Florida since 1989. He established LaserVue in 1996, becoming the FIRST Refractive Surgery Center in the Orlando area. Click here to schedule your complimentary refractive surgery consultation, or call us at (407) 843-5665.