Lens surgery can change your life. As an increasingly popular treatment it is used to correct both distance and near vision sight imperfections. It’s also used to help people with cataracts, helping them to see the world clearly again.
Often, lens surgery is the most effective way to reduce your reliance on glasses and contact lenses. Optical Express has been helping people to do just that for more than 15 years.
There are two different types of lens surgery and the procedure that will be recommended depends upon your specific needs. These are lens replacement surgery, which is also known as refractive lens exchange (RLE), and Phakic intraocular lens surgery (PIOL).
At Optical Express, we offer a variety of premium lenses, so that we can provide the best solution for each patient’s individual visual requirements.
The refractive lens exchange (RLE) procedure replaces the natural lens with a premium synthetic intraocular lens (IOL).
Phakic IOL is an excellent alternative to laser eye surgery for patients with strong prescriptions.
YAG is a supplementary laser treatment for patients that have undergone refractive lens exchange.
Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) is often the best solution for patients to correct presbyopia - an age-related condition.
As many as 85% of people meet our suitability criteria². Try our interactive system to find out if you're a good candidate for surgery.
In lens replacement surgery, or refractive lens exchange, the lens of your eye will be replaced with a synthetic one, making your vision clearer and brighter. This premium lens can help to correct long sightedness, short sightedness and reading vision. It's a simple procedure with a high success rate.
Your optometrist will apply drops to your eye and give you an anaesthetic. This ensures that you won't feel anything during surgery. You'll also be offered a light sedation by your anesthetist to relax you during your procedure.
Your surgeon will create a tiny opening in the surface of your eye, known as the entry point and your new lens will be secured into place.
You should now go home to relax. You'll return to the clinic the next day if you are having surgery on your other eye. On your journey to recovery, you may notice blurred vision and glare, but this will improve over time.
Lens surgery is safe and effective and can correct both distance and near vision. Patients who have had lens surgery go on to enjoy clearer, sharper vision for the long term.
Live life to the full. Free yourself from glasses and contact lenses, with lens surgery from Optical Express.
Our expert Surgeons use the same technology that led NASA to approve laser eye surgery for its astronauts. More than €500 million has been invested in state-of-the-art clinics and technologies. We use advanced lasers, which are incredibly precise and accurate, so that we can provide our patients with their very best results.
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Lens surgery provides our patients with excellent vision and reduces the ongoing costs associated with continued purchases of glasses and contact lenses. Each patient undergoing lens surgery is different and as a result, costs vary. We offer a number of payment options and finance plans which can help to spread the cost of this life-changing treatment.
From €3,195 per eye¹
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Our complete aftercare programme starts on the day of your lens replacement surgery and is customised to your individual requirements. We check your progress regularly to make sure that your recovery is progressing just as it should. All Optical Express patients also have access to our out of hours medical helpline, where a specialist optometrist or surgeon can give you professional advice and help to answer questions on vision or eye health after lens replacement surgery.
YES! Lens surgery is the number one elective surgery procedure in the world and millions of people are enjoying the life changing benefits of this treatment. Of course, all surgical procedures carry a degree of risk but our expert Optical Express surgeons will ensure that your treatment is safe, effective, and as comfortable as possible.
At Optical Express, we've been looking after the health of our patients' eyes for 30 years. Since we opened our first optical practice, over €500 million has been invested in our clinics and technology, ensuring that our surgeons have access to the most advanced methods in corrective eye surgery.
We understand that every patient is unique and our consultants are on hand to recommend the very best long term solution for your vision.
Optical Express in Ireland provide exceptional clinical expertise, outstanding surgical outcomes and a comprehensive aftercare programme, because we know that having great vision is a key part of a fulfilling and active life.