What Everybody Ought to Know About Bionic Lenses

If you are tired of wearing glasses and contact lenses and want to have “super vision”, you will be interested to know about an all new intraocular lens (IOL) recently developed by a Canadian optometrist. Dr. Garth Webb says that his new lens can restore quality to close vision and far vision following a simple, painless in-office procedure. In fact, Dr. Webb says that his all new Ocumetics Bionic Lens can potentially improve your vision up to three times greater than 20/20.

This groundbreaking IOL is made of a biocompatible polymeric material that is inert and never has to be replaced. It provides camera-like optics that allow you to quickly shift your focal point from optical infinity to extremely close range. In fact, wearers may be able to shift focus faster than the brain is able to process the shift.

Dr. Webb has devoted eight years and $3M to research and development of his new lens and to perfecting the implantation process. Surgery is simple, and the lens can be implanted using a femtosecond laser through an incision of less than 3 mm in length. The surgery takes about eight minutes.

Can This Lens Cure All Vision Problems?

Bionic lenses are intended to replace the healthy natural lens before cataracts or other problems develop. The procedure used is called refractive lens exchange (RLE). If your natural lens has already been removed, you will not be able to use this device.

This IOL is intended to permanently take the place of glasses or contact lenses. The surgeon is able to impart specific modifications to customize the lens to the needs of the patient. This allows complete vision correction and improvement.

Bionic lenses are not meant to address problems caused by cloudy corneas, severe macular degeneration or genetic retinal disease. This device is also not effective for patients suffering from brain damage that affects the visual system or vision problems caused by damaged or torn optic nerves.

Is The Bionic Lens Available Now?

In 2016, this innovation was in the late research and development phase. There must still be multiple clinical trials using both animal and human subjects. If all goes well, the lens should be approved and readily available to Canadians and Europeans within a couple of years of the outset of the final trials. It should be available to Americans a year or two later.

Animal trials have already begun, and Dr. Webb presented the results of these studies in May of 2016, to a gathering of refractive surgeons and cataract surgeons at a conference in New Orleans. At this conference, Dr. Webb also demonstrated the injection procedure.

Where Can You Get The Bionic Lens?

When the product is released, the developers will use a selection process based on referrals to identify surgeons and medical center to offer the implantation. Talk with your optometrist to determine whether you would be a good candidate for this process. If he or she is not able to perform the procedure, you will be referred to an approved surgeon if the product is right for you.

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The cost of the procedure will probably be a little over $3000 per eye. While this may seem steep, you must take into account the fact that you will never need to purchase glasses or contact lenses again and your everyday performance of any and all tasks will be enhanced by this groundbreaking innovation.

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