I have patients who have specific requirements. For example, they have hobbies like playing golf, driving racing cars, sailing, swimming, bowls, painting, crosswords, artwork and crochet. People have a huge range of leisure interests that are important to them, and getting the outcome of this intervention just right for these people makes a huge difference to their lifestyle.
By offering patients a range of lens choice options, I can correct their astigmatism and provide them with multifocality, so that they not only get their distance vision but they’re able to see near, and middle distances too. This makes a big difference.
There are patients of mine who sail or fly planes, they need to see in the distance, but they also have control panels, which are arms-length away, and they might need to read close up. Therefore, the ability to see those things without having to first look for a pair of glasses or a pair of varifocal glasses where you have to look up or look down makes a big difference. Varifocal glasses have a higher power lower in the lens, but if you’re a pilot and you have to look up, the varifocal part is in the wrong place. Therefore, advising a patient on a solution that is specific to their lifestyle and requirements, and then achieving that outcome, is very rewarding for me as well as for the patient.
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.