Procedures for Going Glasses Free

If doing away with your glasses is your dream, there are surgical options that may be suitable.
For people with cataracts, lens implants may allow you to go glasses free in most situations.

Alternatively, if you’re under 40 and you experience long-sightedness, short-sightedness, or astigmatism, you may be able to get laser eye surgery or appropriate lens implants.

None of these treatments are universally suitable and they don’t fix every problem, so it’s important to consult with our ophthalmologists about the most appropriate option for you.

Glasses Free Solutions for Cataracts

If you want to go glasses free after cataract surgery, it’s important to get the right lens implant. Different implants provide different benefits. Some may allow you to go glasses free for everything except fine vision tasks at close range. Others may allow you to complete most tasks in most lighting, but you may still require glasses in low light. Some will let you go completely glasses free.

If that sounds like what you’re looking for, our ophthalmologists can interview and test you in order to recommend the most suitable option for you.

Other Glasses Free Solutions

Laser eye surgery can correct short- and long-sightedness and astigmatism. It is most suitable for people under the age of 40. Not everyone is a candidate for laser eye surgery, so it’s important to consult with us to see if this treatment will work for you.

If you can’t have laser eye surgery, lens-based surgery may be appropriate. This can be similar to cataract surgery or you can have ICL implants that are inserted without removing your natural lens.

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Going glasses free can be an exciting opportunity.

However, it’s important to understand the limits of each procedure and whether they’re appropriate for your eyes.

To learn more and receive personalised advice, email to book a consultation with us today.