Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Lens Replacement & Implants for Farsightedness

Question: I am now so farsighted that I can’t see well either at far or near without glasses. Am I a candidate for lens replacement surgery?

Answer: In general, people who are farsighted and require glasses for both seeing clearly at distance and for near vision-and who have otherwise healthy eyes do quite well with Lens Replacement Surgery and Multifocal Lens Implants. This will depend on your age and the types of tasks that you use your eyes for and require clear vision for. That said, your best next step is to find a Cataract Surgeon who is also a Refractive Surgeons and schedule a consultation to evaluate your individual needs and situation. Yours sounds like it is worth pursuing.

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