Multifocal lens exchange

"The decision to have multifocal implant cataract surgery at Spire Hartswood Hospital was one of the best I have ever made. A relatively modest one off expenditure made a considerable difference to my lifestyle.

No more messing about with contact lenses and cleaning solutions.

No longer the need to buy expensive spectacles and the wonder where I had left them.

To go from asking other people where my golf ball had gone, to telling them where theirs was, and being able to read the smallest writing unaided, was totalling amazing.

I found out about multifocal lens implants on the internet and decided to have treatment locally rather than travelling into London.  I looked at a number of providers and The Hartswood looked the best, plus their response to my initial enquiry was prompt and positive.

Mr Pearson and his operating team were extremely efficient and made me feel confident that I was in good hands at all times.

The staff dealing with pre-op and post-op care were excellent, they could not have been more attentive and helpful. I would not hesitate to recommend Spire Hartswood to anyone.

 Altogether an experience with a more than satisfactory outcome."

The consultant's view, by Consultant Ophthalmologist Mr Russell Pearson.

Standard cataract surgery is when the cloudy lens in your eye is removed and replaced with a monofocal lens, meaning it offers vision at only one distance. The new lens is usually aimed for far vision and the patient is likely to still need reading glasses for close up work. What Terry did was upgrade to a multifocal lens, implanting an innovative intraocular lens to restore his vision at all distances, from far to near. This allows him to be spectacle-free whether he’s driving, reading or playing golf.