The discussion takes quite a bit of time, as we go into quite some detail. I find that the majority of patients are very pleasantly surprised to know that there’s a range of lenses available to them that they weren’t aware of at all before they came to the consultation.
Occasionally, a patient will have been told about some different varieties of lenses by their optometrist, or they may have met someone socially or been recommended by a friend that’s had surgery with me previously. But usually, patients don’t know about the range of choices.
Once I get an understanding of the patient’s visual requirements, and we’ve discussed the risks and benefits of each, they will look to me to make a recommendation, which I’m very happy to do. I will discuss what I think may give them the outcome that is closest to what they’re looking to achieve from their preoperative situation, and we’ll make a decision and plan together before we go forwards.
I invite you to book a consultation to determine your suitability for refractive cataract surgery or refractive lens exchange. It’s the only way to determine your suitability for these procedures and to have an in-depth discussion regarding the risks and benefits of each of them. I look forward to seeing you there and taking you through the journey to achieving your desired postoperative outcome.