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There are multiple factors that often go into deciding whether you should have lens implant eye surgery to correct problems with vision impairment. Talking with an ophthalmologist is an important first step you can take when trying to make your decision.

HOW BAD IS YOUR EYESIGHT?

When consulting with an eye surgeon, your doctor will evaluate the health of your eyes and determine the level of vision loss you have experienced. In situations where minor vision loss has occurred, your eye doctor won’t always rush into suggesting lens implant surgery. But, if you are suffering from major vision loss, it might be a good idea to have surgery so you can recover your eyesight once again.

An important part of this process is determining the reason your eyesight is failing. A proper diagnosis will allow your eye doctor to make the right recommendation about treatments that can be used to improve your eyesight.

ARE YOU IN GOOD HEALTH?

Your overall health and wellness will be considered when the doctor is making recommendations about treatment options for your vision. If you’re not in good health, it might not be wise to have surgery. The best thing you can do is talk with your doctor about your individual health concerns so that the right decision can be made.

WILL LENS IMPLANT SURGERY BE SUCCESSFUL?

As with any surgical treatment, there are potential risks that could occur from lens implant surgery. But, this surgery has been successfully done many times over the years, and technological advancements have made it possible to minimize the risk and maximize the potential success from the procedure.

Surgery only takes about 15 minutes to complete, and is a relatively easy process. Even though surgery is fast, you will need to be at the office a few hours ahead of time so you can fully prepare for surgery. Lens implant surgery is an outpatient procedure, which means you will be able to finish surgery, spend a little time in recovery, and head home the same day.

Lens implant surgery is fast, easy, safe, and relatively pain-free. Most people who have this surgery end up with very good vision, usually between 20/20 and 20/40 for distance vision. You will feel so good after the surgery that it is very possible to return to your normal activities within a few hours after surgery is complete. But, we always suggest that you plan time to take it easy and rest after surgery in case your eyes need a little break before you go back to your daily activities. Call Silverstein Eye Centers today to make an appointment for an eye exam.

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