When is it Time for Lens Implants?

Ophthalmologist & LASIK Surgeon Serving Chicago, Lombard & Naperville areas of Illinois

Posted: October 12, 2016

Chicago lens implantsWithin your eye, you have a lens that helps to focus light to your retina. This is what makes it possible for you to see clearly. However, as we age, the lenses in our eyes tend to become cloudy or distorted, ultimately impairing our vision. Lens implants are a great solution that can help restore your sight. But when, exactly, is it time to consider this beneficial treatment?

The best time to start thinking about lens implants depends on the quality of your vision. We recommend speaking with our experienced ophthalmologist when you notice changes in your sight, including:

  • Cloudy vision
  • Blurry vision
  • Inability to focus on objects

Because every patient is different, it can be difficult to pinpoint an exact time frame in which you should replace your eye's natural lens with artificial lens implants. You should get your eyes checked immediately if you experience the above symptoms, or any other changes in your sight, including:

  • Worsening vision
  • Vision issues that are not corrected by glasses or contacts

Be sure to speak with Dr. Richard B. Foulkes if you've noticed any changes in your sight. He will conduct a comprehensive eye exam to determine if it’s time to consider lens implants. Dr. Foulkes will meet with you in person to discuss your eye care goals and needs. Together, we will work to develop a personalized treatment plan.

If you are in the Chicago area and would like to learn more about your lens replacement options, give our office a call at 630-724-1400 to schedule your initial consultation.