At Optimax we offer two types of Lens Surgery, both highly effective treatments that can provide high levels of independence from glasses and contact lenses and in many cases provide complete freedom.
Both types of treatment involve the insertion of an artificial lens, known as an intraocular lens because it is placed inside the eye (commonly abbreviated as IOL). These treatments can correct myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism.
Refractive lens exchange is also known as Clear Lens Exchange (CLE) and is the same surgical procedure as cataract treatment. It is generally suitable for patients over the age of 40. During this treatment the natural lens is removed and replaced with an artificial lens.
Each lens is especially selected for the patient to ensure the best possible visual outcome. This procedure can correct Presbyopia (the need for reading glasses) if a multifocal lens is used (see Types of Lenses).
An added advantage of this treatment is that a cataract cannot form at a later stage.
Implantable contact lenses are also known as Phakic IOL. This treatment is generally recommended for patients under the age of 40, who do not need reading glasses. In most cases, the lens is positioned in front of the natural lens and behind the iris, however the exact positioning will depend on the lens chosen. With this treatment the natural lens remains in place, so the procedure is reversible.
There are many types of lenses and the best option for you will be discussed during your consultation.
Types of Lenses
Find out more about cataracts and what Cataract Surgery involves.
We offer a wide range of lenses and surgical options to enable a life free of glasses. We are not tied to any one lens manufacturer and thus free to provide the best possible options to you. A choice of payment plans is available which make the surgery affordable for all.