In the Phakic Intraocular Lens (IOL) exchange procedure, an intra-ocular lens is placed inside the eye. However, as opposed to cataract surgery or a refractive lens exchange, the natural lens is not removed. In the simplest terms, it is as if a contact lens is placed inside one’s eye and never has to be changed again.
Individuals who suffer from extreme nearsightedness or thin corneas now have a solution for to provide visual independence. Whereas patients with extremes of nearsightedness or thin corneas have not been candidates for laser vision correction, phakic IOLs provide an opportunity to provide these patients the opportunity to experience the same lifestyle change that LASIK has brought to millions.
Currently, there are two lenses that are approved for refractive surgery as a phakic IOL:
Dr. Jeremy Kieval is a board-certified, cornea and refractive surgery specialist at the Lexington Eye Associates. His practice focuses principally on laser eye surgery (LASIK and PRK), cataract surgery with premium intraocular lenses, and corneal disease and transplants.Experience You Can Trust
Independence from contacts and glasses can be both exhilarating and liberating, but the process can be confusing. Am I a candidate for LASIK? How does LASIK work? What’s the best LASIK procedure for me? Who is the best LASIK surgeon in Boston?Am I a Candidate?
Dr. Kieval and the Lexington Eye Associates are committed to providing the absolute best and state-of-the-art technology available to patients. Dr. Kieval performs bladeless LASIK procedures using Intralase® to guarantee patient safety.Bladeless LASIK
As one of the top LASIK surgeons in Boston and Massachesetts, Dr. Kieval is a specialist for all types of corneal and cataract surgery. If you over the age of 50, and interested in achieving freedom from your glasses or contact lenses, LASIK may not be the only refractive surgery available to you.Refractive Lens Excahnge
If cost is something that has been holding you back from vision correction you should contact Dr. Kieval as soon as possible to set up a consultation We offer 0% financing, on approved credit with low fixed monthly payments, no down payment and no pre-payment penalty.What Does LASIK Cost?