Refractive Surgery In our modern competitive society, a pleasing appearance often means the difference between success and failure in both our personal and professional lives. Men and women are very conscious about their appearance. The present generation is giving importance to their aesthetics in every aspect to improve their personality. Aesthetics is critical today not because other factors don’t matter, but because competition has pushed quality so high that style is often the only way to stand out. Wearing or not wearing glasses affects your appearance and other people’s perceptions of you. Millions across the world rely on spectacles or lenses for precise vision. And you just might be one of them. The solution is at your doorstep. What are Refractive Errors (Spectacle Power)? A refractive error is an error in the focusing of light by the eye and a frequent reason for reduced visual acuity. It is the most common ailment affecting the human eye. Refractive errors include Myopia (Nearsightedness), Hypermetropia (Farsightedness), Astigmatism (Cylindrical errors) and Presbyopia. What is Refractive Surgery? Refractive surgery is used to describe any of a variety of eye surgeries to correct refractive errors and thereby reduce or eliminate a person’s need for eyeglasses or contact lenses. Refractive surgery is swiftly transforming vision correction process world over with impressive results. Common vision problems like near sightedness, far sightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia can now be treated. At Mahajan eye Centre (MEC), we offer state of the art instrumentation blended with the expertise of highly skilled doctors that ensures utmost care for your eyes. Advanced laser and intraocular lens technology can free you from your dependence on eye glasses. We are one among the select few centers in India, offering the most advanced laser vision correction procedure technology, SMILE. At Mahajan eye centre (MEC), we offer surgery for removal of spectacles by: Laser Vision CorrectionPRKLASIKSMILEPhakic IOLs (ICL/ Implantable Contact Lenses)Refractive Lens Exchange Bursting Myths about Refractive Surgery! Is PainfulCorrection is Temporary/ Power will return after some timeCannot work on screens/ computers after surgeryHigh-Risk for permanent eye damage/ BlindnessProcedures are longIs only for MyopiaMay Burn EyesLong term effects are unknownLaser Eye surgery is not affordable When is Refractive Eye Surgery Not Right for Me? If you are under 18 years of ageIf you have uncontrolled diabetes & glaucomaIf your contact lens or glass prescription was changed the previous yearIf you have abnormal wound-healing due to disease or medicationIf you are pregnant or breastfeeding How do I Prepare Myself for Refractive Surgery Discontinue contact lenses a week before your eye test with a doctorCarry your previous glass prescriptions along for your visitUndergo detailed examination before the procedureBe clear about your expectations and motivation for the procedureTrust your doctor’s choice of procedure for your eyesDo not wear eye makeup for the procedurePlan a few days rest to care for your eyes after the procedureAvoid swimming, beach holidays for a week after the procedure Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE)/ Clear Lens Extraction (CLE) In this procedure we replace the natural clear lens with a suitable IOL, not unlike a cataract surgery. This procedure is used for high dioptric power where other refractive procedures may not be indicated due to any reason. To know more Refractive Surgery services at MEC please click here.