What types of cataract surgery are available?

If you are suffering from cataracts, surgery is the most effective solution to restore your vision.

Optical Express carries out thousands of successful cataract surgeries every year. Speak to one of our expert team to talk over your options and learn more about what’s involved.

Types of surgery available

How does cataract surgery work?

Cataract surgery replaces your damaged natural lens with a new synthetic one. This premium lens can also help to correct long sightedness, short sightedness and reading vision.

How does cataract surgery differ from laser eye surgery?

Cataract surgery replaces your eye's natural lens with a premium synthetic lens to improve your vision. In contrast, laser eye surgery will reshape the cornea to improve your vision.

As well as being an effective solution for patients suffering from cataracts, cataract surgery can help with other vision issues, such as long sightedness, short sightedness, presbyopia and astigmatism.

As we grow older, our natural lens will gradually deteriorate and may cause a reduction in both distance and near vision. As the cause of the problem is the natural lens, it needs to be replaced in order to correct it.

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A monofocal lens focuses vision at one distance.

  • Toric monofocal lenses are suitable for patients with astigmatism.

  • While your monofocal lens will improve distance vision, you may still need glasses for reading or for close-up work. Similarly, patients who have monofocal lenses to improve their near vision may still require glasses when driving.

From €3,795 /per eye

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Multifocal lenses will provide excellent long and short vision.

  • A multifocal lens uses several optical points, relying on your natural eye muscles to focus both near and far.

  • A multifocal lens will provide exceptional long and short vision and the majority of patients who have multifocal lenses don't need to wear glasses.

  • A multifocal lens design can have an effect on your quality of vision especially at night. Your optometrist and surgeon will discuss this with you in detail during your consultation.

From €4,095 /per eye

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