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Read again without glasses after 55 with lens replacement surgery

  • Learn how this ultra-precise treatment frees you from the restraints of reading glasses if you’re over 55
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3 steps to freedom from reading glasses

Rewind the clock on your eyes with our method for exceptional eye surgery outcomes

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Not everyone is suitable for laser eye surgery.

The first step is to find out if your eyes are suitable. Call us or book an appointment online.

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During a free initial consultation, we will thoroughly examine your eyes and take the time to listen to your needs and expectations. Once we have found the best treatment for you, you will feel confident and reassured about your next steps.

Enjoy hassle-free vision

Once we’ve treated you at our state-of-the-art clinic, you’ll admire our handy work as you experience exceptional natural vision – without the inconvenience of reading glasses and contact lenses

Gain exceptional natural vision with refractive lens exchange

Get rid of your need for glasses and contacts and experience the very best of life

  • Live life free from the hassle of reading glasses

After refractive lens exchange, you’ll have made the smart choice to live life on your own terms and will no longer need outmoded glasses or contact lenses to see. You will have embraced a modern solution to ageing eyes and can finally live life with the exceptional natural vision you deserve – without compromise.

  • Experience a new level of comfort and convenience

You’ll feel rejuvenated and inspired to re-engage with all of the activities you love without the anxiety around poor vision or glasses getting in the way. You’ll be ready to enjoy a Swiss retirement; appreciating the beautiful scenery all around you with the people you love.

  • Experience a new level of comfort and convenience

You’ll feel rejuvenated and inspired to re-engage with all of the activities you love without the anxiety around poor vision or glasses getting in the way. You’ll be ready to enjoy a Swiss retirement; appreciating the beautiful scenery all around you with the people you love.

  • Start each day with brand new eyes

Your old eyes never really gave you the service they were supposed to. Once we’ve improved your vision, everyday activities are that much easier. Whether it’s making a cup of coffee, taking up a new hobby or writing that book, you’ll be amazed at what you can achieve.

  • Start each day with brand new eyes

Your old eyes never really gave you the service they were supposed to. Once we’ve improved your vision, everyday activities are that much easier. Whether it’s making a cup of coffee, taking up a new hobby or writing that book, you’ll be amazed at what you can achieve.

  • You only live once – don’t settle for second-rate vision

You only have one life, so why not make it as amazing as it can be with exceptional natural vision.

  • You only live once – don’t settle for second-rate vision

You only have one life, so why not make it as amazing as it can be with exceptional natural vision.

Lens replacement gives you freedom from glasses and contact lenses

Discover everything you need to know about refractive lens exchange

Lens replacement: replacing your lens with an artificial lens

Refractive lens exchange is used primarily in patients with cataracts with coexisting severe nearsightedness, farsightedness, or presbyopia and astigmatism.

We remove the natural lens through a small incision on the cornea. We then insert the new artificial lens, which is made of compatible plastic (acrylate).

We will determine which lens surgery method is best for you in a personal consultation and examination with a specialist.

Risks & side effects

The chances of success with refractive lens exchange are generally considered to be very high and reliable. Nevertheless, there are general surgical risks, which all patients need to be aware of.

Break free from the hassle of reading glasses if you’re over 45

After 40, most of us need reading glasses (even if we’ve never needed glasses before!) Freedom from reading glasses is possible but not everyone’s eyes can be treated. Book an assessment below to find out if you’re suitable for reading glasses treatment:

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Lens replacement steps

Preparation

In preparation for the operation, we will dilate the pupil with medication. This takes about 30 minutes. Afterwards, the eye is well anaesthetised using eye drops (drip anaesthesia) and disinfected. During the operation, the patient lies flat on the operating table. The surgeon covers the eye with an air-permeable sterile cloth and fits a small clamp to prevent you from blinking during the operation.

Removing the lens

In the first step, the surgeon makes a small (2.2 – 2.4 mm) incision at the edge of the cornea. They then open the lens capsule and liquify the cloudy lens using ultrasound (phacoemulsification). The surgeon then suctions the old lens out.

Insertion of an artificial lens

The surgeon then replaces the old lens with a new artificial lens using an injector. Afterwards, the surgeon removes all substances used during the operation and closes the wounds.

Postoperative phase

After the operation, the surgeon applies a protective shield to the eye to protect it from environmental influences such as dirt and dust. This enables the incision to heal well. You must use eye drops to prevent inflammation from occurring.

Eye surgery with Swiss precision

Quality is in our DNA

Everything we do is optimised down to the very finest detail.

There’s a right way and a wrong way

The right clinic is not too cheap, too “chain” or too costly. The right clinic is precisely right.

Superior precision

Our vision correction method leaves no room for disappointment.

Get to know the eye experts

Discover our laser eye surgeons in the heart of Zurich

Dr. Victor Derhartunian

Ophthalmologist, specialist in refractive surgery

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Having learned his craft from the two pioneers of laser surgery, Dr. Victor Derhartunian is one of the leading surgeons in Europe. The senior eye surgeon at EyeLaser in Zurich can advise his patients in 5 languages.

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Dr. Nadine Gerber

Ophthalmologist and eye surgeon

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Dr. Nadine Gerber has been part of the EyeLaser team since 2018. Together with Dr. Derhartunian, she looks after refractive and general ophthalmological consultations.

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Dr. Dominique Mustur

Ophthalmologist and eye surgeon

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Dr. Dominique Mustur has been a member of the EyeLaser team since 2019.

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Links to authoritative resources on lens replacement

Follow the links below for more information on refractive lens exchange

Austausch der eigenen Linse

Bei einem refraktiven Linsenaustausch wird die körpereigene Linse entfernt und durch eine Kunstlinse ersetzt. Klicken Sie hier, um mehr zu lesen.

Jeder zweite Deutsche über Sechzig leidet unter der Katarakt, auch Grauer Star genannt. Die Trübung der Augenlinse kann ohne ärztliche Behandlung zur Erblindung führen. Klicken Sie hier, um mehr zu lesen.

Etwa die Hälfte der Bevölkerung, 41,1 Mio. Erwachsene, tragen in Deutschland eine Brille. Viele Menschen haben darüber hinaus andere Augenleiden. Ab einem bestimmten Alter kommt die sogenannte Alterssichtigkeit dazu. Klicken Sie hier, um mehr zu lesen.

Discover which reading glasses treatment is right for you with this 1-minute quiz

Things like age, eye shape, history and lifestyle make an eye treatment perfect for one person, but not another. Find out which treatment (if any) could free you from your reading glasses

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