Lens replacement?

A lens replacement is a medical procedure whereby the natural ocular lens, which loses its accommodation capacity over time, is replaced by an advanced artificial lens. Discover how lens replacement offers an effective solution for age-related changes in vision and other eye problems.

As you age, the elasticity or accommodation capacity of your ocular lens decreases. This causes your vision, both near and far, to deteriorate. When the lens is replaced, your own natural lens is replaced by a very advanced artificial lens, or implant lens. This will enable your eye to see clearly again from far, medium distance, and nearby.
The impact of this treatment is permanent, as the implant lens has a permanent strength that will not change over time. In only 15% of the cases, glasses may still be needed either for near or far vision.

Depending on your preferences, your life and work situation, we will determine which lens type is best suited to you. Our doctors have experience with monofocal (sharp vision at one particular distance) and multifocal or trifocal (sharp vision at three distances) lenses, as well as with the technique of ‘monovision’ (one lens for near and one for far vision). After the intake exam, we determine the most suitable lens for you.

When are you eligible for lens replacement?

  • Age

To be eligible for a lens replacement as an alternative to glasses or contact lenses, you must be at least 45 years old. Since your own lens will be replaced, your correction does not need to have been stable.

  • Recent intake examination

The intake exam used as the basis for your treatment may not have been carried out more than half a year ago.

We’re happy to help!

Discover a clear, sharp world. Are you fed up with always depending on glasses or contacts? If so, a lens replacement may be the solution. Our expert team is ready to support you through each step and to answer all your questions.

  • After your intake exam, the lenses will be custom-made for your eyes.
  • When you arrive at our centre, we start with a few administrative tasks. Next, you will get some eye drops in order to dilate your pupil. This takes about 30 minutes, providing the ideal opportunity to relax for a moment.
  • Once your pupils are sufficiently dilated, we will accompany you to the operating room. There, your eyes will be anaesthetised with drops and carefully disinfected.
  • While you lie back comfortably, the surgeon makes a small incision placed in your lens capsular bag.
  • The procedure takes ten minutes per eye and is nearly painless. After the procedure, you can go straight home, but you do need someone to accompany you.

The price of a lens replacement varies, depending on various individual factors. We consider it important to make a personal price calculation for each patient. For an overview of our fees, please go to the fees page.