Question: I have a question about lens implants. Is one able to get a tinted "lens implant" when having cataract surgery? I currently wear blue tinted contacts and would like to keep eye color the same.
Answer: Lens Implants used for vision correction after Cataract Surgery are placed BEHIND the iris-or colored part of the eye rather than in front and thus really are NOT visible to anyone looking at you or your eyes. Further, even if there were a tinted Lens Implant its position would not cause any coloration of the Iris whatsoever. When you find a Cataract Surgeon for your surgery ask him or her to demonstrate the Cataract operation procedure and position of the Lens Implant placement and it will eliminate any concern that you have.
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