Piggyback lenses

BE FREE FROM GLASSES EVEN AFTER CATARACT SURGERY

WALES CATARACT GUIDE
GET A CONSULTATION
HOW PIGGYBACK LENSES WORK

In this video, Prof Mohammed Muhtaseb explains what you need to know about piggyback lenses

GET A CONSULTATION
BRING YOUR EYES BACK TO LIFE

What you need to know about getting multifocal piggyback lenses in Wales

Don’t accept less

Cataract surgery was a great improvement, but your vision is still not quite right at both close and near distances. Other patients don’t need to wear glasses after their cataract surgery, so why should you?

You’ve overcome the cloudiness of cataracts and deserve the sharp focus to go with it.

Feel fantastic

You no longer feel annoyed, anxious or limited by reading glasses or varifocal spectacles. You’re liberated from squinting and headaches, and this has lifted your mood and general well-being.

Feel fantastic

You no longer feel annoyed, anxious or limited by reading glasses or varifocal spectacles. You’re liberated from squinting and headaches, and this has lifted your mood and general well-being.

Expand your life

You never thought you’d see the day where you could leave the house without your glasses. Throwing yourself into old and new hobbies is a real delight.

Expand your life

You never thought you’d see the day where you could leave the house without your glasses. Throwing yourself into old and new hobbies is a real delight.

A new life in full focus

Multifocal Piggyback Lenses have given you a new lease of life. You’ve worked hard to get where you are today, and now, with your renewed vision, you can really start to appreciate it.

A new life in full focus

Multifocal Piggyback Lenses have given you a new lease of life. You’ve worked hard to get where you are today, and now, with your renewed vision, you can really start to appreciate it.

PIGGYBACK LENSES EXPLAINED

In these toggles we explain what you need to know about piggyback lenses

A Piggyback, or Add-On lens can help you to function without glasses and is a fantastic treatment if you still need to use glasses after your cataract surgery to:

  • Read
  • Drive
  • Use the computer
  • Watch television
  • See clearly in the distance
  • All of the above

The Piggyback intraocular lens is implanted behind the iris (the coloured part of the eye). The space in between the iris and the lens is called the ‘sulcus’ and it can accommodate a thin lens implant.

There are different types of Piggyback, or ‘Add-On’, lens implants:

  • A Monofocal Piggyback Lens corrects your distance spectacle prescription.
  • A Multifocal Piggyback Lens gives better reading vision without needing glasses and can correct a distance spectacle prescription at the same time, if needed.
  • A Toric Piggyback Lens corrects astigmatism as well as distance and near vision, and is available for both monofocal and multifocal lenses.

Here is a short video to explain:

Piggyback lenses are able to correct distance and near vision without the need for glasses, and have the advantage of being reversible.

The surgery is fast and safe, usually taking less than 10 minutes.

Piggyback lens implant surgery is very safe and produces excellent results in the majority of patients.

Potential risks include inflammation or raised pressure in the eye, and halos or glare in the case of a multifocal piggyback lens.

Options for Piggyback lens implants include monofocal lens to improve distance vision, or multifocal lens for improved distance and near vision without glasses.

Both types of Piggyback lens are available in a toric version to treat astigmatism at the same time as treating the underlying spectacle prescription.

The alternative to receiving a Piggyback lens implant is to continue with glasses to achieve best vision, or to consider a laser refractive operation such as SMILE or LASIK.

The results of Piggyback lens implant surgery are excellent, with the great majority of patients achieving the desired outcomes and reducing their reliance on glasses to a very great extent.

INSURERS

We are proud to be associated with top quality private medical insurance

Discover the number one mistake patients make when choosing cataract surgery

Unfortunately, most people only find this out after having cataract surgery. The information in this Wales Cataract Guide could save you frustration and worry. Simply click the button below to give us your email and we’ll send you this life changing guide.

GET CATARACT GUIDE NOW
WHO WE SERVE

If you can see yourself below, then we can help you

You’re over 45 and would love to read again without glasses

Unfortunately, reading glasses or varifocals get in the way of many of the things you most enjoy. Yes, spectacles help, but they are annoying little appendages that you lose or must clean to see clearly.

If you feel annoyed, anxious and limited by reading glasses or varifocal spectacles, we can help. Don’t let your favourite hobbies become tiring chores.

Be free from reading specs for good. Experience the liberation from squinting and headaches that you might have already begun to accept as part of life.

Instead, look forward to enjoying everything that your vision has to offer. Whether you enjoy reading, gardening, or the great outdoors, everything looks better when your eyes see as young as you feel.

Get a new lease on life. Contact us today and take the first step towards a better life.

Your vision is yellowing, duller, and cataracts are forming. You feel like your eyes are letting you down

The effect on your life can vary from being slightly frustrating, through to significantly affecting your ability to function independently, or even causing a devastating reduction in vision.

Before you developed cataracts, you were living a full life. You may enjoy the outdoors, have indoor hobbies or enjoy travelling. Or, perhaps you have finished working and are now taking the time to enjoy everything you may have missed when you were busy making a living.

Sadly, your eyes now dull the shine of life’s beautiful landscape. The trees, the flowers and even the sky don’t seem as bright as they used to look.

Get your life back without the compromise. Experience what life used to look like. Even better, if you’ve worn glasses or contact lenses, discover the incredible once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that modern cataract surgery affords.

WHAT OUR PATIENTS SAY

We treat patients from all across Wales

“I would like to thank you most sincerely for the laser surgery you performed to improve my eyesight. It really has improved the quality of my life and I feel like a new person.”
★★★★★

R M, Refractive Surgery

“I was given a choice of lenses and detailed information before making my decision. I am now able to drive and read without glasses. It was entirely painless and the care I received before and after the procedures was excellent.”
★★★★★

Mrs. B R, Intraocular Lens

“I was very impressed with the preop eye assessment and the consultation by Mr Muhtaseb explaining the options properly, sensibly and in detail focusing on my individual situation. Surgery (PRK) went well, and the results are excellent.”
★★★★★

Dr. C E, Laser Refractive Surgery

“My vision is really clear. I easily read the Sunday paper without glasses the day after my surgery.”
★★★★★

M B, Lens Exchange

“A very grateful thank you to you and your team for the operations that have enhanced my sight so much. It is a wonderful feeling to have my confidence back both in walking and driving”
★★★★★

Mrs. F L, Cornea

“Many thanks to ‘The No. 1 Medic’.”
★★★★★

Dr. A E, Intraocular Lens

“Thank you so much, you’ve changed my life forever.”
★★★★★

J E, LASIK

“Mr Mutaseb and his team were very professional , friendly and reassuring and held a no hassle policy on having to follow through with any procedure for laser correction. The procedure could not have run smoother and the after care was excellent.”
★★★★★

Mr. C P, LASIK

“I am very happy with Mr Muhtaseb’s professional, detailed and careful approach to my surgery. I have had successful surgery and am very happy with the result. This has been a life changing surgery for me.”
★★★★★

Professor H J, Refractive Surgery

“Thank you for all that you have done. I would not have gone through it without the complete trust I have in you. Thanks again.”
★★★★★

Mrs. S G, Multifocal Intraocular Lens

“It’s fantastic. I feel like a new person.”
★★★★★

D R, Refractive Lens Exchange

“Thank you for taking such good care of me during my LASIK surgery – I was terrified! I am so pleased with the outcome, which was pretty much instant – it has made such a difference to my life not having to wear glasses all the time.”
★★★★★

Mrs. A L, LASIK

“Many thanks to you and your team for all the kindness, care and expertise shown to me when having my cataracts removed. It is lovely to have a new lease of life.”
★★★★★

Mrs. R B, Cataracts

“I can’t thank you enough for the gift your ability as a surgeon has given me. I am like a child with a wonderful new toy. I can see the world anew.”
★★★★★

Mrs. A D, Refractive Lens Exchange

“I’m amazed at how much I can see.”
★★★★★

C H, Multifocal Lens

“I made my highest break in years last week. It was 137!”
★★★★★

Anonymous, Multifocal Piggyback Lens
More patient stories

Take the first step to understand your unique cataract surgery options

Most people don’t get given information about all the options they actually have surrounding cataract surgery. Did you know it is not only possible to fix your cataracts but you can often fix your reading and/or distance vision at the same time? Click the button below to request a personal consultation and get clear on all of your options.

GET A CONSULTATION
HOW IT WORKS

Enjoy a life free from cataracts, glasses and contact lenses in three easy steps

Talk to us

Give us a call on:

073 80 80 2000 and we’ll guide you towards an initial assessment.

GET A CONSULTATION

Meet your consultant

I’ll see you before treatment to ensure you’re a good candidate and treat you at one of my facilities in South Wales.

Revitalise your eyes

I’ll supervise your aftercare as you begin to experience a life free of cataracts and glasses and contact lenses.

COMMON QUESTIONS

Learn more about eye conditions and eye treatments

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT LENS REPLACEMENT

Educate yourself further about lens replacement by reading the links below

The NHS has compared laser eye surgery and lens replacement, and is worth a look. Click here for more information.

This 12-page guide provides you with the benefits of refractive lens exchange, as well as the risks and alternatives. Click here for more information.

Presbyopia is a condition that can make patients undergo a lens replacement – but what exactly is it? Click here for more information.

AFFILIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

We are proud to be a part of these professional bodies

SOCIAL MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS

Keep up-to-date on all our latest social media activity

ABOUT THE EXPERT

Prof Mohammed Muhtaseb, FRCOphth

Consultant Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgeon

iLase is the private practice of Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Prof Mohammed Muhtaseb. Based in South Wales, he is one of the very few ophthalmologists working in the UK who is a fellowship-trained specialist in Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He holds full specialist registration with the General Medical Council and was appointed as a Consultant in the NHS in 2006.

More about me