Lens surgery
treatment process

Vier Schritte in ein brillenfreies Leben

In a lens operation, either the natural, mostly decrepit lens is replaced with an artificial lens (mono- or multifocal lens treatment/MIOL), or an artificial lens is used in addition to the eye’s own lens (ICL treatment). 

Both types of treatment aim to get rid of glasses and contact lenses. Which correction method is best for you depends primarily on the type of your ametropia. 


Step 1: Non-binding information session

We would be happy to inform you without obligation about the possibilities of lens implantation. You have the choice between a free online video consultation from the comfort of your own home or an informational meeting with an aptitude test at one of our locations.

Detailed non-binding information session from the comfort of your own home

Connect conveniently with our experts for lens implantations via your laptop, smartphone or tablet with just one click. At this appointment you can get an overview in a personal conversation and ask all your questions about lens surgery.

 

Advantages of an information session via online video consultation:

  • Free and without any obligation
  • One click accessible from any device
  • A specialist answers all your questions – from the comfort of your own home
  • Quick and easy access, so you can save waiting time and travel

 

Who is suitable for this appointment?

This appointment is suitable for all those who are interested and want to get an overview of the possibilities and the treatment process of a lens implantation.

Non-binding information meeting + on-site aptitude test

We would be happy to welcome you to a personal and non-binding information meeting at one of our locations.

As part of an initial aptitude test, our opticians or master opticians examine whether your eyes are suitable for lens implantation.

We carry out the following investigations:

  • Measuring the strength of the glasses using a lens meter
  • Objective refraction
  • Pachymetry (measuring the thickness of the cornea)
  • Topography (measurement of the corneal surface)
  • Determination of visual acuity
  • Measurement of intraocular pressure

After examining your eyes, we will provide you with detailed information and answer all your questions about lens implantation.

Tip: Zeitersparnis durch Kombination beider Schritte

Combine the aptitude test directly with the preliminary medical examination (step 2) during an on-site visit. You will receive comprehensive examination results of your eyes and our doctors will inform you about the most suitable treatment method for correction.

Step 2: Preliminary medical examination

During the preliminary medical examination, our specialists examine every millimeter of your eyes and thus lay the foundation for optimal treatment results.

Please note the following points before this examination:

  • Do you wear contact lenses? Please do not use them two days before your appointment for the preliminary medical examination. Hard contact lenses must not be used for at least a week beforehand.
  • Due to the pupil dilating eye drops used during the examination, you are no longer allowed to drive a car that day. Please let us pick you up or use public transport. There may be a temporary sensitivity to light, so we advise you to bring sunglasses.

Important: Due to the current corona situation, we must limit the number of people in our locations for the safety of our patients and employees. We therefore ask your companion to wait for you outside.

During the preliminary medical examination, you have the opportunity to ask your treating specialist any questions you may have. If your eyes are suitable for lenses, nothing stands in the way of a treatment and we will see you again on the day of the treatment.

Step 3: On the day of lens implantation

The lens surgery only takes about 10 minutes per eye. With the preparation time and a short rest after the surgery, we ask you to plan about two to two and a half hours for your stay with us. After your surgery, you stay in our relaxation rooms until your eyesight has returned and your circulation has recovered. The treating doctor decides on the day of the surgery whether your eye will be covered with a protective bandage after the eye surgery. After a short check you can go home. Please let us accompany you or pick you up. You will not be allowed to drive.

Our tips for you:

  • Stop eating solid food 6 hours before the lens surgery and only drink a little water at least 2 hours before the surgery.
  • Don’t smoke or drink alcohol.
  • Do not wear make-up on this day.
  • Comfortable clothing is recommended.
  • Bring someone with you who can accompany you home after the surgery.

Step 4: The aftercare & behavior after the lens surgery

Please rest at home and please take the eye drops according to plan as discussed. Another medical check-up takes place the next day. 

The vision of your treated eye will usually be restored to the greatest possible extent. Please continue to take your eye drops regularly. In the weeks that follow, your vision will continue to improve. 

We will see you for a follow-up check after one day, one week, one month and three months. For an optimal healing process, we ask you to follow the recommendations of our medical team. This includes the drop plan and important tips for sports and leisure time in the first few weeks after your lens implantation.

Our tips for you:

  • Don’t rub your eyes. A pair of sunglasses during the day and a sleeping mask at night can help here.
  • Attend the follow-up checks.
  • Rest yourself in the first 24 hours after the surgery and avoid strenuous activities.
  • Follow the instructions of your doctor treating you.
  • Do not drive again until the doctor treating you gives you the go-ahead.