What is Smart Lens?
Every person has a natural lens in their eyes that is both transparent and flexible. With each near and far sight, this lens focuses on the distance seen by changing its shape due to this flexibility. Thus, both distance and close vision are clear.
By age, the natural lens in the eye loses its flexibility, loses its transparency and develops cataracts in the following years, before changing shape and focusing on close vision.
Our natural intraocular lens is a lens that can be replaced with a new one after losing its elasticity in about 40 years. Instead of our deformed natural lens, an artificial lens called Smart Lens is placed. This new lens can now focus on both distance, middle distance, and proximity, and will give people a clear view at all distances. Thanks to this lens, the dioptrics of eyes never progresses in a patient, and no other cataracts develop in this eye.
Who Can Have Smart Lenses?
Anyone who is over the age of 40, who has problems with farsight or both and who wants to get rid of his glasses for life is naturally a candidate. Each eye with a Smart Lens attached will be able to see both distance and proximity by itself.
In young people between the ages of 35-40, if the number of eyes is too high to be corrected by laser, it can be directed to Smart Lens therapy.
People who undergo eye laser surgery can also choose Smart Lens if they experience vision loss, distant or near vision problems due to deformation of their intraocular lenses.
If the individual has cataracts and wants to see both far and without glasses after cataract surgery, Smart Lens is also the first choice.
How is Smart Lens Operation?
Each eye undergoes a procedure that takes about 10 minutes on separate days. The eyes are given topical anesthetics with the drops. General anesthesia, sedation or hospitalization is not required. In completely painless, the Smart Lens is attached to the lens holder in the eye. After the operation, the eye is bandaged, the patient goes home, stays with an eye bandage overnight, and the bandage is removed the next day. The patient begins to see the same day. In a few days, the same procedure is applied to the other eye.
What is the Importance of Smart Lens?
Smart Lenses are permanent lenses that provide a clear, close, clear image at close and long distances.
The most important feature of smart lenses is their ability to provide medium range sharpness. Vision is open at the most important distances such as computer usage distance, television viewing distance and the distance to the kitchen counter.