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We understand that any issue with your eyes can be a weight on your shoulders. Give us a call to book your appointment today, and we’ll help you get to the bottom of your issue and put your mind at ease.

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We understand that any issue with your eyes can be a weight on your shoulders. Give us a call to book your appointment today, and we’ll help you get to the bottom of your issue and put your mind at ease.

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Gain relief from a worrying eye condition

We understand that any issue with your eyes can be a weight on your shoulders. Book an appointment today, and we’ll help you get to the bottom of your issue and put your mind at ease.

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Gain relief from a worrying eye condition

We understand that any issue with your eyes can be a weight on your shoulders. Book an appointment today, and we’ll help you get to the bottom of your issue and put your mind at ease.

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Discover if you could be free from glasses and contacts

Everyone deserves a life free from glasses and contacts, but not everyone is suitable. The best way to find out if vision correction is right for you is to book a free laser assessment. You’ll get a clear and honest answer on your suitability and treatment options.

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Discover if you could be free from glasses and contacts

Everyone deserves a life free from glasses and contacts, but not everyone is suitable. The best way to find out if vision correction is right for you is to book a free laser assessment. You’ll get a clear and honest answer on your suitability and treatment options.

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Discover if you could read again without the hassle of glasses

Ageing doesn’t have to mean dependence on reading glasses. Book an appointment today to explore your options and see whether it’s possible for you to read again without the hassle of glasses or contacts.

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Discover if you could read again without the hassle of glasses

Ageing doesn’t have to mean dependence on reading glasses. Book an appointment today to explore your options and see whether it’s possible for you to read again without the hassle of glasses or contacts.

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Fix your cataracts AND read again without glasses or contacts

As we age, many people find reading glasses frustrating and start to notice a cloudiness in their vision that was not there before. Book an appointment today and discover how you could make your eyes feel 10 to 20 years younger!

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Fix your cataracts AND read again without glasses or contacts

As we age, many people find reading glasses frustrating and start to notice a cloudiness in their vision that was not there before. Book an appointment today and discover how you could make your eyes feel 10 to 20 years younger!

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Take this quick quiz to discover if you can be free from glasses and contacts

Not everyone can benefit from laser eye surgery. You have many different options depending on your eyes, age and lifestyle. Take this quick 2-min quiz to find out which type of laser eye surgery might be right for you.

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Get our guide on everything you need to know about laser eye surgery in NZ

We understand that choosing laser eye surgery can be confusing. We’ve made it easy. The information in our New Zealand Guide to Vision Correction quickly gives you everything you need to know (and the right questions to ask), to confidently choose the best vision correction provider for your unique eyes.

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Take this quick quiz to discover if you can escape the hassle of reading glasses

After the age of 45, many people find reading glasses frustrating. Take this quick 2-min quiz to find out which type of eye surgery could help you to turn back the clock on your eyes.

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Get our guide to find out how to free yourself from the hassle of reading glasses

We understand that choosing the best eye surgery to remove the need for reading glasses can be confusing. We’ve made it easy. The information in our New Zealand Guide to Vision Correction quickly gives you everything you need to choose the best vision correction provider for you.

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HOW IT WORKS

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Gain visual freedom in 3 easy steps

Eye treatment options can be confusing. We’ve made the journey as straightforward as can be

Get in touch

The first step is to call us so we can answer any questions we can on the phone. Give our friendly team a call on 0800 99 2020 or request a call back from us.

We’ll meet

At your consultation, we’ll diagnose your issues, answer your questions and give you a clear recommendation based on your needs. You’ll confidently leave with a clear understanding of your treatment options.

Enjoy clarity

After treatment, people often tell us how pleased they were that they took action when they did. They’re often so glad that they reached out so that we could address their concerns and help them resolve their troublesome eye condition.

How it works – Y

3 easy steps to free yourself from glasses and contacts

Laser vision correction options can be confusing. We’ve made the journey as straightforward as can be

Get in touch

Not everyone is suitable for laser eye surgery. The first step is to get a clear answer on whether laser eye surgery can help you or not. Give our friendly team a call on 0800 99 2020 or use our easy online calendar to book a free laser assessment.

We’ll meet

At your assessment, we’ll answer your questions and give you a clear and honest recommendation based on your lifestyle. You’ll leave with a  confident understanding of the best eye treatment option for your unique eyes.

Enjoy freedom

After treatment, New Zealanders across the country tell us how surprised they are by how quickly their life changed. They also mention that they wish they had done it years earlier! When people say yes to eye treatment, they say yes to a new life, free from the limitation of glasses and contacts!

How it works – X

Read again without glasses in 3 easy steps

Treatment options to restore reading vision can be confusing. We’ve made the journey as straightforward as can be

Get in touch

The first step is to get a clear answer on whether there is a treatment option that can help you or not. Give our friendly team a call on
0800 99 2020 or book an appointment today.

We’ll meet

At your assessment , we’ll answer your questions and give you a clear and honest recommendation based on your visual needs and lifestyle. You’ll leave with a confident understanding of the best treatment option for your unique eyes.

Feel younger

After treatment, we often hear how surprised patients are by how quickly their life changed and how young they feel. Reading a restaurant menu, scanning their phone or seeing the dials on the car dashboard are all possible once more. Most people say that they wish they had done it years earlier!

How it works – B

Fix your cataracts and even read again without glasses in 3 easy steps

Cataract treatment options can be confusing. We’ve made the journey as straightforward as can be

Get in touch

The first step is to assess your cataracts to get a clear answer on which cataract treatment options (like the option to restore your reading vision) will suit you best. Give our friendly team a call on 0800 99 2020

We’ll meet

At your assessment, we’ll answer your questions and give you a clear and honest recommendation based on your visual needs and lifestyle. You’ll leave with a confident understanding of the best treatment option for your unique eyes.

Regain your freedom

People often tell us how thrilled they are by the restored clarity of their vision. Those that also choose the option to restore their reading vision, tell us how young they feel now that they can read again without glasses.

WHO IT’S FOR

Who it’s for – A

Does poor vision or the limitations of glasses or contact lenses hold you back?

Choose the option below that sounds most like you to discover your best solution

Do your glasses and contacts get in your way or make you feel uncomfortable?

Do you feel a bit meh when wearing glasses or when your eyes feel dry from your contact lenses? Perhaps poor vision and the inconvenience of glasses and contacts stops you from participating in certain activities you enjoy or even simply enjoying the beautiful natural landscapes around you. Laser eye surgery could be the answer.

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Are you struggling with the hassle of reading glasses?

Whether you’re new to reading glasses or have worn them your whole life, it doesn’t take long to notice how annoying they can sometimes be. Before you know it, there’s a pair of readers everywhere you look; around your neck, in your pockets, and in every room of the house. But when you need them, they’re nowhere to be found. Restore your vision (and avoid future cataract surgery too).

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Is your vision becoming cloudy, blurry and dull or have you been diagnosed with cataracts?

When your glasses are no longer effective, your quality of life is impacted. At first, you might be able to muddle by. But as your vision deteriorates, your ability to function as you normally would is needlessly compromised. With modern cataract surgery, you have the choice to quickly and easily improve your vision (and even reduce your dependence on glasses).

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Who it’s for – Y

Do glasses or contact lenses hold you back?

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My glasses and contacts get in the way of my active lifestyle

We are blessed with gorgeous coasts, unbeatable landscapes and unique wildlife, but what’s the point if poor vision and glasses are forever getting in your way? Discover the best treatment to free you from the limitations of glasses and contact lenses.

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I’m fed up with glasses and contacts

Do you feel a bit restricted when wearing your glasses or when your eyes feel dry from your contact lenses? No one should have to feel uncomfortable trying to see. Feel more comfortable and confident with natural vision.

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I’m fed up with glasses and contacts but have been turned down for laser eye surgery

Do you want to ditch the sometimes limiting nature of glasses and contacts but have been told you’re unsuitable for laser eye surgery? Implantable contact lenses might be an ideal solution.

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Who it’s for – X

Are you struggling with the hassle of reading glasses?

Choose the option below that sounds most like you to discover your best solution

I’ve worn glasses my whole life

In that case, you’re used to glasses by now. But that doesn’t mean you want another pair! Unfortunately, as our eyes age, we develop presbyopia which is the loss of near vision. Reading becomes difficult. You often need to swap between glasses every time you switch tasks. This constant on, off, on, off routine can become frustrating. Discover how you can improve your vision, reduce your need for glasses (and avoid future cataract surgery too).

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I’m new to reading glasses

If you’ve lived a life without glasses, the arrival of presbyopia (the need for reading glasses as you age) can be a harsh reminder that you’re getting older. Before you know it, readers are everywhere you look- around your neck, in your pockets, and in every room of the house. But when you really need them, they’re suddenly nowhere. You find yourself reminiscing about the good old days when your vision could keep up with your lifestyle. It’s not too late to improve your vision and enjoy more convenience . (You’ll avoid future cataract surgery too).

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Who it’s for – B

Is your vision getting cloudy, blurry and dull?

Choose the option below that sounds most like you to discover your best solution

I have cataracts and want them removed

While cataracts are a natural part of the ageing process, you’d like to be rid of your cataracts so you can brighten up your dull and cloudy vision again.

Discover an option that restores your vision to how it looked before you got cataracts.

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I have cataracts AND find glasses an inconvenience

Cataracts are a natural part of the ageing process. But, as they progress your vision worsens and your glasses become ineffective. Discover an option that not only treats cataracts but could remove your dependence on glasses too!

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Watch the best patient education videos on eye treatment in New Zealand

Get a quick overview of everything you need to know about gaining visual freedom

What is SMILE eye surgery?

Looking to gain a whole new perspective on life but have questions about SMILE eye surgery? In this blog, Dr. Nick Mantell discusses Smile surgery being minimally invasive, completely pain-free, and swift with the entire process for no more than 15 minutes. Are you ready to see the world unfiltered?

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Blog – Laser Eye Surgery

Watch the best patient education videos on laser eye surgery in New Zealand

Get a quick overview of everything you need to know about gaining visual freedom

What is SMILE eye surgery?

Looking to gain a whole new perspective on life but have questions about SMILE eye surgery? In this blog, Dr. Nick Mantell discusses Smile surgery being minimally invasive, completely pain-free, and swift with the entire process for no more than 15 minutes. Are you ready to see the world unfiltered?

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Blog – Refractive Lens Exchange

Watch the best patient education videos on refractive lens exchange in New Zealand

Get a quick overview of everything you need to know about gaining visual freedom

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Blog – Refractive Cataract Surgery

Watch the best patient education videos on refractive cataract surgery in New Zealand

Get a quick overview of everything you need to know about gaining visual freedom

What is SMILE eye surgery?

Looking to gain a whole new perspective on life but have questions about SMILE eye surgery? In this blog, Dr. Nick Mantell discusses Smile surgery being minimally invasive, completely pain-free, and swift with the entire process for no more than 15 minutes. Are you ready to see the world unfiltered?

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Expert – All

Meet our world-class surgeons

Our industry-leading experts are here to guide you every step of the way

Dr Nick Mantell

Dr Mantell is a specialist in refractive and cataract surgery. He has restored the vision of thousands of people in his 17-year career.

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Dr Peter Ring

Dr Ring is an expert in cornea, cataract and refractive surgery.

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Dr Shanu Subbiah

Dr Subbiah is a cataract, corneal and laser surgery specialist.

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Dr Adam Watson

Dr Watson specialises in treating many aspects of the eye, including the face, eyelids, tear drainage system and the cornea.

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Prof Helen Danesh-Meyer

Professor Danesh-Meyer is an international authority on glaucoma and neuro-ophthalmology and one of the most highly regarded experts in her field.

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Prof Charles McGhee

Professor Charles McGhee, a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon for 25 years, specialises in corneal diseases and cataract surgery.

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Dr William Cunningham

Dr Cunningham is a consultant ophthalmologist who specialises in cataract surgery and vitreoretinal surgery.

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Dr Sophie Hill

Dr Hill completed her MBBS at St Georges University of London in 2008, also obtaining an Intercalated BSc from King’s College University, London.

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Dr Peter Hadden

Dr Hadden specialises in vitreoretinal and cataract surgery, including the treatment of intraocular tumours.

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Dr Narme Deva

Dr Narme Deva is a key opinion leader for Medical retina and Uveitis in New Zealand.

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Dr Liz Insull

Dr Elizabeth Insull is a New Zealand and UK trained Oculoplastic and Ophthalmic surgeon.

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Dr Kaliopy Matheos

Dr Matheos is an ophthalmologist with subspecialist training in glaucoma and anterior segment surgery, cataract surgery and pterygium surgery.

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Dr John Beaumont

Dr Beaumont is a general ophthalmologist. He specialises in surgical ophthalmology, medical ophthalmology and urgent eye trauma care.

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Dr Jay Meyer

Dr Meyer is a specialist eye surgeon specialising in cataracts, glaucoma, and corneal diseases and surgeries.

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Dr Graham Reeves

Dr Reeves has advanced training in the diagnosis and management of glaucoma. He offers a variety of laser and surgical treatments, including minimally invasive glaucoma surgery.

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Dr Divya Perumal

Dr Perumal is a New Zealand trained ophthalmologist with advanced training in glaucoma and cataract surgery.

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Dr Narme Deva

Dr Narme Deva is a key opinion leader for Medical retina and Uveitis in New Zealand.
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Dr Peter Ring

Dr Ring is an expert in cornea, cataract and refractive surgery.
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Dr Shanu Subbiah

Dr Subbiah is a cataract, corneal and laser surgery specialist.
LEARN MORE

Dr Adam Watson

Dr Watson specialises in treating many aspects of the eye, including the face, eyelids, tear drainage system and the cornea.
LEARN MORE

Prof Helen Danesh-Meyer

Professor Danesh-Meyer is an international authority on glaucoma and neuro-ophthalmology and one of the most highly regarded experts in her field.
LEARN MORE

Prof Charles McGhee

Professor Charles McGhee, a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon for 25 years, specialises in corneal diseases and cataract surgery.
LEARN MORE

Dr William Cunningham

Dr Cunningham is a consultant ophthalmologist who specialises in cataract surgery and vitreoretinal surgery.
LEARN MORE

Dr Peter Hadden

Dr Hadden specialises in vitreoretinal and cataract surgery, including the treatment of intraocular tumours.
LEARN MORE

Dr Liz Insull

Dr Elizabeth Insull is a New Zealand and UK trained Oculoplastic and Ophthalmic surgeon.
LEARN MORE

Dr Kaliopy Matheos

Dr Matheos is an ophthalmologist with subspecialist training in glaucoma and anterior segment surgery, cataract surgery and pterygium surgery.
LEARN MORE

Dr John Beaumont

Dr Beaumont is a general ophthalmologist. He specialises in surgical ophthalmology, medical ophthalmology and urgent eye trauma care
LEARN MORE

Dr Jay Meyer

Dr. Meyer is a specialist eye surgeon specialising in cataracts, glaucoma, and corneal diseases and surgeries.
LEARN MORE

Dr Graham Reeves

Dr Reeves has advanced training in the diagnosis and management of glaucoma. He offers a variety of laser and surgical treatments, including minimally invasive glaucoma surgery.
LEARN MORE

Dr Divya Perumal

Dr Perumal is a New Zealand trained ophthalmologist with advanced training in glaucoma and cataract surgery.
LEARN MORE

Dr Nick Mantell

Dr Mantell is a specialist in refractive and cataract surgery. He has restored the vision of thousands of people in his 17-year career.
LEARN MORE

Dr Sophie Hill

Dr Hill completed her MBBS at St Georges University of London in 2008, also obtaining an Intercalated BSc from King’s College University, London.
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Meet our world-class surgeons

Our industry-leading experts are here to guide you every step of the way

Dr Nick Mantell

MB ChB

Dr Mantell is a specialist in refractive and cataract surgery. He has restored the vision of thousands of people in his 17-year career.

LEARN MORE

Dr Peter Ring

MBChB

Dr Ring is an expert in cornea, cataract and refractive surgery.

LEARN MORE

Dr Shanu Subbiah

MBChB MRCOphth FRCOphth

Dr Subbiah is a cataract, corneal and laser surgery specialist.

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Dr Adam Watson

MB ChB

Dr Watson specialises in treating many aspects of the eye, including the face, eyelids, tear drainage system and the cornea.

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Dr Nick Mantell

MB ChB

Dr Mantell is a specialist in cataract surgery. He has restored the vision of over 8,500 people in a 17-year career.
LEARN MORE

Dr Peter Ring

MB ChB

Dr Ring is an expert in cornea, cataract and refractive surgery.
LEARN MORE

Dr Shanu Subbiah

MBChB MRCOphth FRCOphth

Dr Subbiah is a cataract, corneal and laser surgery specialist.
LEARN MORE

Dr Adam Watson

MB ChB

Dr Watson specialises in treating many aspects of the eye, including the face, eyelids, tear drainage system and the cornea.
LEARN MORE

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Additional resources on treating vision loss

Learn more about treating vision loss from authoritative sources

Every year in the UK, 3,000 people’s sight is damaged by a condition called giant cell arteritis. The symptoms can appear very suddenly and end in irreversible blindness. Dr Saleyha Ahsan met a group of people who’ve been affected and explains what to look out for.

Click here to read more.

Sudden blindness (total or near-total vision loss) in one eye is a medical emergency.

In many instances, you have a short window of time for diagnosis and treatment to avoid permanent blindness. Temporary loss of vision may also be a warning sign of a serious problem, such as stroke.

Click here to read more about temporary blindness in one eye and how it’s treated.

Vitreous haemorrhage is bleeding into the jelly-like filling of the back part of your eye. This substance is the vitreous humour. It helps the eye keep its shape and is normally clear, allowing light from outside the eye to pass through it to reach the retina.

Click here to read more.

Glaucoma is a chronic, progressive deterioration of the optic nerve. (The optic nerve is the bundle of nerve fibers at the back of the eye that carry visual messages from the retina to the brain). Glaucoma is usually caused by or worsened by pressure inside the eye ( intraocular pressure, or IOP) that is too high for the continued health of the nerve.

The only proven treatment for glaucoma involves lowering eye pressure in order to prevent or to slow down the damage to the optic nerve.

Click here to read more.

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Academic resources on LASIK

Learn more about the world’s most popular eye laser surgery from authoritative sources

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Academic resources on LASIK

Learn more about the world’s most popular eye laser surgery from authoritative sources

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Additional resources on refractive cataract surgery

Learn more about refractive cataract surgery from authoritative sources

Sometime after age 50, most of us are likely to hear our eye doctor say, “You have cataracts.”

A cataract is a clouding of the lens inside the eye, causing vision loss that cannot be corrected with glasses, contact lenses or corneal refractive surgery like LASIK.

As frightening as cataracts might sound, modern cataract surgery usually can restore vision lost to cataracts — and often can reduce your dependence on eyeglasses as well. Click here to read more.

Refractive error after cataract surgery typically manifests with blurred vision at distances where the patient was expecting to have good uncorrected visual acuity. Patients who are 20/20 uncorrected at distance with plano refraction may be unhappy if the goal was clear near vision. The amount of deviation from the target refraction at which the patient becomes symptomatic is largely dependent on the individual. Click here to read more.

Cataract surgery has evolved to become a refractive surgery in this modern era. The demand for a better quality of life with the best possible vision is constantly requested by our patients. How to best satisfy this demand thus becomes the utmost priority for eye surgeons. With the help of sophisticated refractive equipment and technologies that encompass newer understandings of ocular anatomy, physiology, and pathology, surgeons are increasingly able to achieve desired refractive outcomes after cataract surgery. Click here to read more.

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Links – RLE

Additional resources on refractive lens exchange

Learn more about lens replacement and IOLs from authoritative sources

Refractive lens exchange, also called lens replacement surgery or clear lens extraction, may be a better option than LASIK, PRK or phakic IOL refractive surgery for people with presbyopia and high hyperopia (farsightedness).

Refractive lens exchange (RLE) replaces your eye’s clear natural lens with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) to correct your refractive error and achieve sharper focus, reducing your need for reading glasses or bifocals. Click here to read more.

Patients with incipient cataract, significant refractive error, a desire for reduced dependence on spectacles and, perhaps, a need to lower their IOP may reasonably ask to have their crystalline lenses replaced earlier than was ever thought medically acceptable. Click here to read more.

Surgical correction of refractive errors and presbyopia by means of refractive lens exchange (RLE) has become increasingly popular. This study assessed the anterior, posterior and total corneal spherical and astigmatic powers in patients undergoing refractive lens exchange (RLE) surgery. Click here to read more.

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Additional resources on implantable contact lenses (ICLs)

Learn more about this laser eye surgery alternative treatment from authoritative sources

Investigators assess the long-term correction of moderate to high myopia using a posterior chamber phakic IOL with a central port design. Click here to read more about the study.

Implantable collamer lenses are a type of posterior chamber phakic intraocular lens (pIOL). pIOL are usually used for high degrees of refractive error or when corneal refractive surgery is contraindicated. Advantages over corneal refractive surgery also include quicker recovery and reversibility. Posterior chamber pIOL provide a more cosmetically appealing alternative to anterior chamber (AC) pIOL because they are less visible externally and create less risk of endothelial cell loss (ECL) as they are placed further away from the cornea. Click here to read more.

Phakic intraocular lens (phakic IOL or pIOL) implants are an alternative to LASIK and PRK eye surgery for correcting moderate to severe myopia (nearsightedness). In some cases, phakic IOLs produce better and more predictable vision outcomes than laser refractive surgery. Click here to read more.

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Additional resources on PRK

Learn more about this bladeless laser eye treatment from authoritative sources

Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) was introduced in the late 1980s to correct myopia. The purpose of this study was to assess its long-term efficacy and safety, analyzing patients with at least 20-year follow-up. Click here to read the study.

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Links – SMILE

Additional resources on SMILE

Learn more about this non-invasive eye laser treatment from authoritative sources

The purpose of this study was to assess the visual outcomes of small-incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) after the first year of treatments at a military refractive surgery center and compare with photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) outcomes during the same period. Click here to read more.

SMILE laser eye surgery is an alternative to LASIK surgery for the correction of nearsightedness. In some ways, SMILE eye surgery is similar to LASIK and it may offer advantages over LASIK for some patients. SMILE is an acronym for small incision lenticule extraction. Click here to read more.

For you to see clearly, light rays must travel through your cornea and lens. The cornea and lens refract (bend) the light so it lands on the retina. With a refractive error, the shape of your cornea or lens keeps light from bending properly. When light is not focused on the retina as it should be, your vision is blurry.

With SMILE, your ophthalmologist uses a laser to change the shape of your cornea. This improves the way light rays are focused on the retina. SMILE is FDA-approved to treat mild nearsightedness and astigmatism.

The goal of SMILE is to correct your nearsightedness, astigmatism, or both, to improve your vision. SMILE may reduce your need for eyeglasses or contact lenses. In some cases, it may even allow you to do without them completely. Click here to read more.

In this surgical video, Drs. Edward Manche and Gabriel Valerio demonstrate standard SMILE surgery for a spherical and sphero-cylindrical correction. They describe the surgery from docking to lenticule extraction. Click here to watch.

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