Brightview Center - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
Welcome to the Brightview Center FAQ
During your consultation, you will have the opportunity to spend time with a Surgeon who can provide you with all the information you require to make an informed decision regarding your treatment.
These are questions most patients asked before surgery:
Q. What is the difference between laser vision correction (LASIK) and BrightView surgery?
A. First, most people do know about laser as the only method to improve vision. In fact, there are many procedures that can improve vision and there are no single procedure that best for every patient age group, condition and requirement.
because the limitation of laser vision correction that can provide only one fixed focus vision (patient have to choose for “near or far vision” but not both) so Laser vision correction will give best performance in correct vision in younger patient (age under 45) that still not have reading/near vision problem. But for older patients (age over 50), BrightView Surgery seems to be better choice because RLE will correct both far vision and reading/near vision at the same time.
In short, BrightView Surgery (Refractive lens Exchange) is the most recommended procedure in older patient especially whose age approach/over 60 years old because the procedure will remove cataract (that usually happen in this age) and permanently restore vision at the same time. For the LASIK, leave it to younger patients.
Q. Will I have freedom from my spectacles or contact lenses with IOL treatment?
A.The results will vary depending upon your vision, lifestyle and the anatomy of your eyes. Most people, however, can conduct almost of their daily activities without depending on spectacles or contact lenses. Some people find that they need some help of spectacles to read small print or in poor light environment; anyway, they will likely be free from eye glasses for 90% of what they do.
Q. Do I require an adjustment period?
A.Yes. For most people there is a period while you are learning to adjust to this new visual system/lenses that allows you to see up close and at a distance. This adjustment period differs for each individual. As with all multifocal lenses, some people report halos or glare around lights which diminishes over time, for most people. Anyway, people report that the ability to see near and far outweighs the visual side effects associated with the lens. Ask your surgeon to explain this adjustment period at your consultation.
Q. How long does it take for the procedure?
A.About 40-60 mins for each eye. The procedure will be performed one eye at time and the other eye in next day.
Q. Does it painful?
A.No with our doctor’s exceptional skill the pain both during and after the procedure will be very minimal.
Q. Does it risky?
A. As you know, every surgery has a risk. The Major risk for BrightView Surgery (or Refractive Lens exchange) altogether (e.g. infection, chronic inflammation) is less that 1%. This rate was comparable with Laser vision correction.
Q. How does an intraocular lens replace the natural lens?
A.The natural lens inside the eye is gently removed through a very small incision in the periphery of your eye’s cornea. The new lens is then inserted in it’s place and remains there permanently. The procedure generally takes approximately twenty minutes.
Q. How long after surgery will it take until I see my best?
A. Like most procedures, this depends upon the overall health of your eye. For many people, vision is
noticeably better immediately and continues to improve during the first few weeks following the
Q. Is 20/20 vision guaranteed with procedure?
A. As any refractive surgery, including Lasik, 20/20 vision can be achieved but can’t be guarantee. Anyway, BrightView Surgery is an extremely advanced and highly customized procedure for surgical vision correction. The eye can be measured very precisely for the appropriate lens implant and your surgeon will be highly skilled in performing the procedure. As such, the vast majority of people undergoing RLE surgery are very happy with their post-procedure vision. In fact, a person’s happiness with their vision and activities that they can perform without depend on eye glasses after the procedure is a far more important measure of success than the somewhat arbitrary “20/20” measurement done in a dark room of a doctor’s office.
However, several factors may lead to a person having vision after the surgery which still requires additional help from glasses or contact lenses. Though very precise measurements and surgical technique are used for RLE surgery, the individual healing response of each patient may result in some variability of the final refractive outcome. Generally, though, this variability is very small and people are highly satisfied with the surgery. LASIK or PRK may sometimes be used after RLE to “touch up” any residual refractive error. Occasionally, though, glasses or contacts may still be needed for improve vision in some viewing situations after RLE surgery.
Q. How well the near vision that I could achieve?
A. Same as above. Any doctor can’t guarantee that you will have excellent reading vision. But from our records, almost patients achieve very good reading abilities. They can read newspaper, books, use mobile phone, texting and computer well. In some case they will need glasses such as reading very small prints, extensive continue reading books/using computer for many hours or reading when the light is poor.
Q. How long the artificial lens will last? I need to change it again?
A. The artificial lens will stay forever and not possible to degrade. So it will stable in your eyes and you don’t need to change it again.
Q. How long does it take for my vision to recover?
A. After surgery, your vision will be improve well enough for you to perform normal daily activities within 24 hrs. After that your vision will improve gradually. It may take many weeks to month for your vision to stabilize, especially for your reading and computer vision that will improve over time.