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Lens replacement lets you read again without glasses after the age of 50

Roll back the clock on your eyes by restoring your ability to read again without glasses (plus avoid cataracts in future!)
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Discover how you can read without glasses and contacts (even after 50!)

In this video, I explain how patients feel after lens replacement

Ditch your reading glasses and turn back the clock on your eyes

Discover how you can restore your reading vision through lens replacement

Gain spectacle independence at any age

For many of my patients in North Wales, Cheshire and Manchester, the arrival of presbyopia is a not-so-subtle reminder that they’ve reached middle age. If you’ve worn glasses your whole life, this means adding yet another pair of reading glasses or varifocals to your collection.

Fortunately, I can fix this natural, yet annoying part of ageing with lens replacement surgery using premium lenses; often providing you with better vision than you’ve had your entire life.

Rewind the clock

Lens replacement with premium lenses can correct your prescription meaning that you’ll be able to see a whole range of distances without glasses or contact lenses. My patients tell me that this amazing procedure gave them back a sense of freedom and youthful energy that they thought they had lost but were relieved to regain.

Regain comfort and convenience

After lens replacement surgery, my patients feel victorious. They’re so relieved that they made the decision to correct their vision when they did, and only regret that they didn’t do it sooner. The confidence and convenience that comes with spectacle-freedom enable you to throw yourself into any activity or hobby you choose. You’ll no longer have to think about where you last put your glasses again and can live life to its fullest.

Stop waiting and start living

In today’s climate of long post-lockdown waiting lists and uncertainty around treatment options, many people are not getting the clear and personal service they desire. My patients don’t have to wait. Once they’ve decided to move forward with lens replacement with premium lenses, we secure a date in the diary and help you achieve the exceptional results you deserve tailored to your unique needs and lifestyle.

Gain spectacle independence at any age

For many of my patients in North Wales, Cheshire and Manchester, the arrival of presbyopia is a not-so-subtle reminder that they’ve reached middle age. If you’ve worn glasses your whole life, this means adding yet another pair of reading glasses or varifocals to your collection.

Fortunately, I can fix this natural, yet annoying part of ageing with premium lenses; often providing you with better vision than you’ve had your entire life.

Rewind the clock

Premium lenses can correct your prescription meaning that you’ll be able to see a whole range of distances without glasses or contact lenses. My patients tell me that this amazing procedure gave them back a sense of freedom and youthful energy that they thought they had lost but were relieved to regain.

Regain comfort and convenience

After the premium lens surgery, my patients feel victorious. They’re so relieved that they made the decision to correct their vision when they did, and only regret that they didn’t do it sooner. The confidence and convenience that comes with spectacle-freedom enable you to throw yourself into any activity or hobby you choose. You’ll no longer have to think about where you last put your glasses again and can live life to its fullest.

Stop waiting and start living

In today’s climate of long post-lockdown waiting lists and uncertainty around treatment options, many people are not getting the clear and personal service they desire. My patients don’t have to wait. Once they’ve decided to move forward with premium lenses, we secure a date in the diary and help you achieve the exceptional results you deserve tailored to your unique needs and lifestyle.

Over 50? Read again without glasses in 3 steps

Here’s how you can remove the frustration of reading glasses

1

Get in touch

Not everyone is suitable for lens replacement. The first step is to give our friendly team a call on 0333 200 5843 or book an appointment online now.

2

We’ll meet

At your appointment, I’ll answer your questions and give you a personalised recommendation based on your lifestyle.

3

Start living

I’ll be with you every step of the way as you turn back the clock on your vision and free yourself from the hassle of glasses and contacts.

Are you over 50 and hate your glasses or contacts?

Ageing doesn’t have to mean dependence on reading glasses. Book a free video appointment today, and I’ll show you how you can be free to watch the telly and read again without the hassle of glasses and contacts

Book a free video appointment

Are you over 45 and hate your glasses or contacts?

Ageing doesn’t have to mean dependence on reading glasses. Book a free video appointment today, and I’ll show you how you can be free to watch the telly and read again without the hassle of glasses and contacts

Book a free video appointment

Lens replacement enables you to read again without glasses

If you’d like to know the ins and outs of lens replacement we have all the information you need below

Lens replacement suitability criteria

You may be suitable for lens replacement if you:

  • Are 50 years or over (although exceptions to this may be considered depending on individual circumstances)
  • Have a spectacle prescription for distance or near vision, or both
  • Wish to reduce or eliminate your dependency on glasses or contact lenses

How lens replacement works

Each eye has a natural lens. For us to see clearly, the lens has to be clear and have the appropriate focusing optical power (prescription). If you are short or long-sighted or have astigmatism, your eye does not have the correct optical power. Spectacles or contact lenses can correct this, or you can also have your natural lens exchanged for an artificial lens to correct your refractive error or presbyopia.

Advantages

Lens replacement has an advantage over laser eye surgery as it can give a permanent solution with unaided distance and near vision. Lens replacement is also sometimes called:

  • Clarivu
  • Presbyopic Lens Exchange (Prelex)
  • Refractive Lens Exchange
  • Clear Lens Extraction

An additional benefit of lens correction for presbyopia is that you won’t have to worry about developing cataracts later in life.

Over the past few years, technology has improved and now there are a variety of premium lens implants. Depending on your lifestyle, spectacle prescription and preferences, I will select the best lens implant for you.

Disadvantages

Lens replacement is designed to reduce your dependency on spectacles and contact lenses. However, some people find that reading small print or seeing things very close can be a little challenging. This is corrected by reading glasses for these specific activities.

Some people can be aware that reading in dim light can be more difficult.

You can experience glares and halos around lights after dark, which can make driving at night more difficult. This often improves over time as you “neuro-adapt” to the lenses.

Lens replacement risks

Any surgical procedure carries an element of risk. I will discuss these with you in detail at your appointment.

Options and alternatives

I can use different types of artificial lenses to correct your vision.

  • Extended depth of focus lenses (EDOF) – Used to provide improved intermediate vision such as working at the computer.
  • Multifocal lenses – Used to provide the widest “range” to the vision for distance, intermediate and near activities.
  • Toric lenses – These can correct and reduce your astigmatism.

I must discuss the potential options with you to provide you with the most appropriate solution that will achieve your goals.

Lens replacement steps

  • A high frequency ultrasound probe is inserted into the eye through a tiny incision. The probe “mines” out the natural lens.
  • A clear plastic artificial lens is folded up and inserted into the eye through the same tiny incision.
  • The lens unfolds within the eye to lie in the same position as the old lens.
  • The strength of the implant is calculated before the operation to ensure that it will suit your eye.
  • The tiny incision in the eye seals without the need for stitches.
  • I can also treat your astigmatism at the same time if you wish.

Lens replacement results

Lens replacement with premium lenses reduces your dependency on spectacles and contact lenses. Unlike standard single-vision (monofocal) lens implants, premium multifocal lens implants are specially designed to provide good vision across the spectrum of varying distances. This should enable you to see well in the distance such as for driving, middle/intermediate range such as using your computer/tablet devices, and near for reading.

Will I still need to wear glasses if you recommend a multifocal lens?

The results will vary depending upon your level of vision, eye anatomy and lifestyle. Some patients find it more comfortable to wear reading glasses to read the small print when lighting conditions are dimmer or when driving. Most people, however, can conduct many of their day’s activities, hobbies and interests without depending on glasses and contact lenses, and only occasionally need to wear glasses.

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Are you over 55 and struggling with ageing eyes and the hassle of glasses?

I have a solution that can help you turn back the clock

Yes, I’ve worn glasses my whole life

If you’ve worn glasses your whole life, presbyopia (the loss of near vision as you age) means adding yet ANOTHER pair of glasses to your collection just so you can read a menu, see the text on your phone or tell the time on your watch.

I can sort this out.

Book a free video appointment today, and I’ll restore your vision freeing you from the hassle of gasses, and, as a bonus, you’ll avoid future cataract surgery.

Yes, but I’m new to glasses

If you’re new to glasses, buckle up because the frustrations have only just begun. Presbyopia (the loss of near vision as you age) means you’ll now depend on glasses for even the most minor of tasks. Whether that’s working on the computer, reading labels on the back packaging, or simply reading a book.

I can sort this out.

Book a free video appointment today, and I’ll restore your vision freeing you from the hassle of glasses, and, as a bonus, you’ll avoid future cataract surgery.

My patients across Northwest England and North Wales are thrilled to read again without glasses

Hear how they turned back the clock on their eyes
“Thank you for the new lens you fitted to my right eye. I cannot believe how much better my vision is – massive improvement for driving.”
Mr BF

I was facing the possibility of being unable to drive because of poor vision, but now, after 70 plus years of wearing spectacles, I no longer need them! Amazing! Added to that, my snooker has improved enormously!

Mr DV
The miraculous improvement from my extreme short-sightedness is a massive life change, and I am enormously grateful to you all. I wish to thank you most sincerely for all the expertise, care and kindness shown to me.
Mrs CJ

Thank you for your wonderful skill and professionalism during the time I had my cataracts removed from both eyes. It really did seem like a miracle when the bandages were removed, and I could see clearly without spectacles.

Mr DT

It’s a miracle. People say the days of miracles are over, but they are not. I woke up the following morning after surgery, and for the first time in years, I saw the berries on the Rowan Tree.

Ms IH

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My answers to the most frequently asked questions about lens replacement

Learn everything you want to know about lens replacement surgery so you can feel comfortable booking an appointment

Links to authoritative resources about lens replacement

Follow the links below for more information on lens replacement

A look at better vision – Lens replacement surgery can fix cataracts and eliminate the need for glasses. Click here for more information.

Lens replacement because of cataracts may improve sleep. Click here for more information.

Lens replacement surgery poised to become the most successful refractive procedure. Click here for more information.

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Meet Mr Dan Nguyen,

MBChB MBA FRCOphth FRANZCO
Consultant Eye Surgeon

Hello, I’m Dan Nguyen!

I’m your guide to better vision. Sadly, in today’s climate of long post-lockdown waiting lists and uncertainty around treatment options, many people aren’t getting the clear and personal service they deserve. This can leave you feeling frustrated and anxious about the quality of your vision and unsure about the best way to move forwards. I’m here to show you that there’s a way to beat the surgery queues and move forward with your life. After all, you’re an individual, not a number. Every one of my patients is treated with the utmost care to ensure they get the exceptional results they desire tailored to their unique needs and lifestyle. After treatment, you’ll reclaim the clear, colourful and rich life you deserve. So what are you waiting for? Stop waiting and start living!

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