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Legally blind to 20/20 vision in seconds


New innovations in eye surgery are leading the way for cataract patients.

A revolutionary eye treatment is transforming lives by helping cataract patients to get rid of their glasses. It can even restore 20-20 vision.

The simple and painless procedure takes 15 minutes per eye. It uses proven, effective and incredibly accurate technology to correct legal blindness.

Cataract surgery is the removal of the eye’s natural lens that has become cloudy over time. The procedure is tried and tested for over 50 years. As technology develops, so too does cataract surgery. Cataract treatment improves sight almost immediately, and is now able to restore vision. It can even improve vision to a quality higher than the individual had at any other time in their life. This is because the artificial lens used to replace the natural lens with the cataract can give vision without glasses.

Trifocal lens replacement surgery may sound daunting, but it’s a painless procedure to replace your eye’s natural lens that can end the need for glasses.

Daily pleasures such as reading a book, watching the sun set over the horizon or enjoying a candlelit meal can all be enjoyed without hunting for spectacles.

During the procedure the natural lens is replaced with an incredibly precise and responsive lens made from a memory polymer material. These trifocal lenses are also designed to help you focus on mid distances where most of our day to day working is done. Once placed in the eye, your brain immediately starts to learn how to use them, so over a short time it can interpret the information coming through the lenses effectively enough to focus on distances in the near, mid range and far sight.

The advantages of the trifocals are threefold, they:

– come from a safe and well-proven platform with over 90 million implants done so far.

–  have a specific purpose, allowing people who have previously needed glasses to see without glasses or contact lenses.

– focus on those distances you use the most, so a book, the car dashboard, a computer screen or a dimly lit room become comfortably visible.

To achieve all this, dedicated engineers have managed to build 15 micro cellular discs of different focusing ability and incorporate them into a 6mm lens.

This astonishing feat means the lens redirects light to your retina in different quantities so your brain can choose what focal point needs attention at any given moment.

It eliminates your need to have different corrective lenses for short, medium and longer distances.

Traditionally, with cataract surgery that simply replaces the natural lens with a single focus artificial lens, you would still need glasses after surgery.

Jean Steele had treatment with Mr Sanjay Mantry at Laser Vision Scotland.

‘I regard myself as really quite a fit and health 87 year old and prize very highly the independence afforded me through the use of my car. When my failing sight threatened the loss of my driving license I feel so fortunate a friend persuaded me to see Mr Mantry at Laser Vision Scotland. Mr Mantry and his wonderful team were so kind and patient and carefully explained the plan to restore my vision. I found both surgery visits much more relaxing than I dared hope. I was astonished at my ability to read car number plates in the hospital car park.
Sooner to later something will require me to lose my little car. But thanks to the Laser Vision Team it will not be my eyesight. For now I can continue with my keep fit, walking and Zumba groups and of course my shopping trips. What you have done really has been life-changing for me.’

How it works

Like a prescription for glasses or contact lenses, your own measurements including the length of your eye and the curve of your cornea are taken into consideration. An array of diagnostic tests are carried out before you go anywhere near an operating theatre. These are used to set your new lens focusing power. The tests results are analysed by the surgeon and assimilated to produce a highly specific prescription for your tailor made lenses. This is an intricate process but one you should absolutely demand of your chosen ophthalmologist given that your vision depends on it.

The ultimate aim is to significantly reduce your dependence on glasses.

So when you treat your cataract with a trifocal lens you can simultaneously take care of presbyopia (short sightedness) or hyperopia (long sightedness).

You should speak to your doctor first who is best placed to recommend which lens is right for you.

For more information or to book an appointment please call 0800 8202080.

Watch a video explaining more about how tri-focal lenses work.

Read our blog on all you need to know about cataract surgery

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