At Spire Hartswood Hospital in Brentwood, Essex, specialist eye surgeons provide vision correction surgery for patients from Brentwood, Billericay, Chelmsford, Basildon, Romford and the surrounding areas.
Lens-based vision correction surgery (also known as premium lens exchange or refractive lens exchange surgery) removes cataracts, corrects astigmatism, and corrects long and short-sightedness, removing the need to wear glasses and contact lenses permanently.
What is lens-based vision correction surgery?
The procedure is a sophisticated development of cataract removal surgery and involves exchanging the natural lens in your eye and replacing it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) to restore vision. In basic cataract surgery, a monofocal (single vision) lens is used, eliminating the need for distance glasses. With lens-based vision correction surgery, the natural lens is replaced with a bespoke varifocal lens, personalised to your prescription, restoring both near and distance vision.
This type of lens surgery is generally most suitable for people over 45 years of age whose prescription is outside the treatable range of laser eye surgery, or who cannot have laser surgery due to astigmatism.
You don't have to have cataracts to have lens-based vision correction surgery but if you do, and your insurer has agreed to fund cataract surgery, you may be able to pay a 'top-up' fee to have premium lenses instead of standard monofocals.
Self-paying patients don't need an optician or GP referral to see one of our specialist eye surgeons.
To book a free vision correction consultation call 01277 266 761.