Oklahoma City, Sept. 08, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Oklahoma City, Oklahoma –
43Vision, based in Oklahoma City, OK, has published an article that explains how long a lens replacement can take. Over the years, the clinic has seen countless patients undergo such procedures, and their insight can help people better understand what to expect. The article can be found here: How long does lens replacement last.
43Vision says it’s important for patients to understand what they can expect during their procedure. Although specifically recommended by their team due to its high success rate and safety, knowing what an appointment entails can help minimize a patient’s distress on the day of their procedure. This, in turn, can aid in their recovery and make it easier for them to acclimate to the replacement.
The article says, “The eye’s dysfunctional natural lens is replaced during lens replacement surgery with a clear, high-tech intraocular lens to provide truly life-changing vision correction. For most people, it can grant the absence of glasses, including reading glasses, as well as the absence of contact lenses. 43Vision specializes in lens replacement because it can provide independence from eyeglasses, can prevent patients from developing cataracts, and is one of the safest medical procedures. Custom Lens Replacement (CLR) surgery is our primary recommendation for vision correction. »
According to the clinic, the procedure itself takes very little time, but patients should be aware that their lens replacement can practically take longer if they take into account the time spent in consultations and recovery. To begin with, a patient cannot expect to walk into an initial consultation and be allowed to undergo the procedure immediately afterwards. The article states that each patient is thoroughly assessed to ensure they are an ideal candidate for this procedure (if not, another may be recommended). This includes a comprehensive eye exam to establish the patient’s baseline, assess overall eye health, and more.
Patients are also told about the different artificial lenses on offer, although their eye surgeon is likely to recommend a specific lens that best suits each patient’s needs. At this point, the patient can raise concerns about the lens or the surgery itself. A follow-up appointment may be scheduled for the procedure following this step.
“On the day of your custom lens replacement procedure,” the article states, “the eye’s natural dysfunctional lens is first removed during the process and then exchanged for an upgraded custom lens. Usually, both eyes are treated on the same day, and patients often see a noticeable improvement in their vision over the following days. Customized lens replacement aims to provide a full spectrum of high quality distance and near vision without glasses and to avoid the need for future cataract surgery. The actual procedure usually only takes a few minutes.
Overall, the clinic says patients should plan to spend about two to three hours in the office on the day of their eye surgery. This is true whether they are undergoing lens replacement surgery, cataract surgery or laser eye surgery – and this takes into account the time spent on registration, surgical preparation, surgery and even the period immediately after the procedure when the clinic keeps an eye on the patient to make sure everything is okay.
43Vision advises that it is best for patients to go straight home after their procedure (with the help of a trusted friend or family member, as they may experience blurry vision for a period of time) and rest for a few hours. The next day they will have a follow-up session with their surgeon to see how their vision is improving. Some other restrictions may apply depending on the patient’s individual needs, but this is generally what they can expect.
43Vision offers plenty of other details in their article, including a full breakdown of a patient’s typical schedule on the day of surgery (once they arrive in the office). For more details and clarifications, patients are also advised to contact the clinic directly and make an appointment. 43Vision and its staff will be happy to assist you in any way possible.
For more information about 43Vision, contact the company here:
7101 Northwest Expy Suite 343
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73132