Saying that one of the available treatments for those who do not want to use glasses is smart lenses, Op. Dr. Ali Sipahier said, “We can examine eye defects under two groups. The first of these are refractive errors that we call myopia, astigmatism and hyperopia, which are seen in everyone from seven to seventy. Secondly, presbyopia (old eye) that occurs after the age of 45 in a healthy eye is a near vision disorder. Refractive errors are not actually an eye disease. If people do not want to use glasses, we can treat eye problems with different methods. Up to the age of 40, our eye lens can focus on the near by adjusting itself to any distance. After the age of 40, our eyes begin to deteriorate. “We are starting to use glasses to be able to see close-up,” he said.
“WE DO NOT USE LENS ON PATIENTS AGED 30-35”
Kiss. Dr. Ali Sipahier said, “The first condition of using lenses is that the patient is past a certain age. We start using lenses after near vision deteriorates. We do not use lenses for 30-35 year old patients. No industrial lenses have been produced that are exactly the same as our original lens in our eyes. The brain needs to be adapted to the lenses attached to the eye. This adaptation varies from person to person. Even if the lens is worn, distance vision quality decreases a little in people. It is necessary to make very good patient selection. In order to wear a lens, there should be no other problem in the patient’s eye, ”he said.
IT IS NECESSARY TO MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION AT ONE TIME FOR LENS USE
Stating that the right decision should be made at once for the use of lenses, Op. Dr. Sipahier said, “It is necessary to do the right surgical procedure at the right time, to the right person. Wearing a lens is not a compulsory task. People can see them for a lifetime by wearing glasses if they do not have eye or any discomfort. In order not to use glasses, it is necessary to think carefully to take the risk of an irreversible procedure. Every surgery is a separate risk. “We do not recommend using lenses in a healthy eye,” he said.
“REMOVING THE LENS IS A RISKY ACTION”
Noting that the quality of the lens is very important, Sipahier said, “It is very difficult to remove the lenses after eye contact. “When there is dissatisfaction, it is not impossible to remove the lenses, but the risks increase significantly,” he said.