Question: I am a healthy male age 44 and am experiencing near vision problems. Can I go ahead and elect to have a Crystalens® that will alleviate this problem now? I do not have cataracts or any other vision problem.
Answer: Lens Implants for Vision Correction are being used more and more frequently for patients in their late 40's and 50's who are dependent on eyeglasses or contact lenses for seeing clearly at distance and up close. The fact that you state that you have no other vision problem other than your near vision focusing problem-called presbyopia-may not make you an ideal candidate for Lens Implants for Vision Correction such as the Crystalens® Accommodating Lens Implant, the AcrySof® ReSTOR® Multifocal Lens Implant or the Tecnis® Multifocal Lens Implant.The only way to really find out is to find an eye surgeon who is both a top Cataract Surgeon but also a Refractive Surgeon and schedule a consultation.
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