The London Eye Hospital is proud to be able to provide each patient with a choice of all the latest premium lens implants.
We are the only clinic in the UK able to offer the Light Adjustable Lens and the Synchrony accommodating lens.
When it relaxes, it allows the lens to reshape and focus on intermediate objects.
Crystalens is known as a 'Premium Intraocular Lens' and is particularly suited to those over the age of 40 who have presbyopia.
For example, some of the newer IOLs have a soft design that makes them foldable during implantation, allowing for a significantly smaller corneal incision.This condition lengthens eyesight as the focusing system becomes less flexible with age and near sight becomes more difficult.Most people require reading glasses as they reach middle age for this reason.The main disadvantage of this type of IOL is that they are not able to restore the accommodative power of the normal crystalline lens which enable humans to see far objects as well as near ones.During cataract surgery, tthe natural lens of the eye (which is cloudy, causing poor vision) is replaced with an intraocular lens (IOL) implant.The following lines will take you in a journey to the fantastic world of IOLs tracing the historical beginning till the modern revolution in the design and capabilities of modern IOLs.