Eye Care and Vision Correction in Atlanta, Georgia
At Woodhams Eye Clinic in Atlanta, PreLex™ is the laser vision correction surgery we commonly recommend to our patients who are suffering from cataracts or presbyopia. PreLex can restore the youthful focus of your vision.
Conditions Treatable with PreLex
At Woodhams Eye Clinic, our doctors will meet with you and discuss your treatment options and recommend the appropriate surgical solutions after a comprehensive evaluation of your eye health and vision goals. PreLex may be the right solution for you if you have any of the following:
- Cataracts. The clouding of the eye lens that usually occurs with advancing age.
- Presbyopia. The loss of flexibility in the eye lens that prevents us from varying our focus. Seeing up close becomes more difficult with age.
- Myopia. Known as nearsightedness, this condition makes distant objects appear out of focus.
- Hyperopia, also known as farsightedness, prevents the eye from focusing correctly on near objects.
These conditions may also be treated with one of our other surgical procedures, such as LASIK, but Dr. J. Trevor Woodham will let you know if PreLex is the way to reverse your vision loss. Even if you have had other laser vision correction surgery in the past, PreLex may still be a good solution for you.
The PreLex Procedure
PreLex is short for presbyopic lens exchange. During the PreLex procedure, Dr. Woodhams will remove the natural lens in your eye and replace it with a multi-focal lens.
The implanted multi-focal lens allows your eye to focus at varying lengths like a youthful natural lens. This is more akin to a natural eye than monofocal lenses that have been used for years in cataract surgery. Those monofocal lenses only allow clear vision focus at one point. The same is true with LASIK solutions, which is why the results you’ll see from your PreLex procedure are superior to LASIK.
With the PreLex procedure, your new lens will not change or deteriorate with age like your natural lens, and your vision will remain clear with little or no dependence on corrective lenses. Recovery for each patient is as individual as the patient. Some patients report improved vision right away and some will see halos around lights while their eyes adjust to the new lenses. Be assured that our doctors will track your progress after surgery in thorough follow-up visits.
To discuss the option of a PreLex procedure with an Atlanta area eye surgeon, please contact Woodhams Eye Clinic to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced doctors.