While “laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis” (LASIK) surgery may be a very good way for younger patients, in particular, to correct refractive errors (nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism), “lens replacement surgery” (LRS) may be a better option for older patients. Unlike LASIK, which involves reshaping the cornea (the clear front surface of the eye), LRS encompasses replacing the eye lens with an implant. Doing so with a high-tech, multifocal intraocular lens (IOL) helps older patients overcome the effects of “presbyopia” (age-related lens inflexibility that necessitates reading glasses) and cataracts. LRS works best for seniors who have cataracts and for those who are farsighted and want to read without reading glasses (as well as to circumvent the need for future cataract surgery).
Whichever lens replacement would be best for your situation, the goal of MAYO EYE CENTER is to provide you with quality eye care while giving you the personal attention you deserve. As ophthalmologists, we are licensed and certified physicians with more than a decade of intensive education and rigorous training. We’re located at 2890 South Lamar Blvd., where our training yields unrivaled expertise and efficiency in eye care. Please call 662.234.3937 to schedule an appointment. We’re “Setting the standard for patient-centered eye care in North Central Mississippi.”