For patients with moderate to severe myopia or hyperopia, clear lens extraction may be an attractive option. This procedure was designed specifically for patients over the age of 40 who are not good candidates for LASIK.
Unlike LASIK and other vision correction procedures, clear lens extraction does not reshape the cornea. Instead, this procedure changes the focusing power of the cornea by replacing the patient’s natural eye lens with an intraocular lens (IOL). Technologically advanced intraocular lenses (IOLs), including the ReSTOR® Lens and Crystalens®, are now available that provide patients with a full range of quality vision (near, intermediate, and distance). These new IOLs are particularly well-suited for patients who wish to reduce their dependency on reading glasses and bifocals in addition to maintaining good distance vision.
For more information about clear lens extraction or to schedule an examination with Dr. Kaufman or Payne, please contact the specialists at North Georgia Eye Clinic today.