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Restore your vision AND free yourself from glasses with refractive cataract surgery

Refractive cataract surgery is a great solution to help you reclaim clarity of vision and eliminate your dependency on glasses
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Restore your vision AND free yourself from glasses with refractive cataract surgery

Lens replacement is a great solution to help you restore your close-up reading vision and turn back the clock on your eyes
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Re-engage in all your favourite activities with your brand new vision

In this video, Dr David Donate explains how our patients feel after refractive cataract surgery

Life is brighter without cataracts and glasses

After refractive cataract surgery, our patients enjoy more colour and convenience

Regain clarity in your life

Your vision will no longer be dull or hazy. The world will appear clear and bright, and you’ll no longer be dependent on glasses for your chosen tasks and activities.

Experience more comfort

You’ll feel as good as new. Clear vision will give you back your freedom and independence. You’ll no longer doubt your physical capabilities and can enjoy life with more confidence and convenience.

Break free from constraints

Your day-to-day life will be greatly improved. Activities that you drifted away from due to declining vision will be back on your agenda. You’ll be able to go for long walks, read a good book and drive at night without having to worry about poor vision or the hassle of glasses getting in your way.

Eyes that can keep up with your lifestyle

The most beautiful thing you can wear is confidence. But unfortunately, cataracts and the hindrances that come with glasses can knock you back and put a dampener on your day. With refractive cataract surgery, your true natural vision is restored, giving you the confidence and capabilities to live a full and enjoyable life.

Regain clarity in your life

Your vision will no longer be dull or hazy. The world will appear clear and bright, and you’ll no longer be dependent on glasses for your chosen tasks and activities.

Experience more comfort

You’ll feel as good as new. Clear vision will give you back your freedom and independence. You’ll no longer doubt your physical capabilities and can enjoy life with more confidence and convenience.

Break free from constraints

Your day-to-day life will be greatly improved. Activities that you drifted away from due to declining vision will be back on your agenda. You’ll be able to go for long walks, read a good book and drive at night without having to worry about poor vision or the hassle of glasses getting in your way.

Eyes that can keep up with your lifestyle

The most beautiful thing you can wear is confidence. But unfortunately, cataracts and the hindrances that come with glasses can knock you back and put a dampener on your day. With refractive cataract surgery, your true natural vision is restored, giving you the confidence and capabilities to live a full and enjoyable life.

Freedom from cataracts and glasses in 3 easy steps

Enjoy exceptional natural vision in Lyon with The Donate Method

GET IN TOUCH

The first step is to arrange an appointment. You can either give us a call on 04 78 17 27 27 or use our easy online calendar to book an appointment.

WE’LL MEET

Visit our high-quality clinic, where we’ll examine your eyes and answer any questions you have. You’ll leave with a clear idea of your expected outcome after treatment.

ENJOY LIFE

After being treated with The Donate Method, our patients tell us that every day is better and they wish they had done it sooner! You’ll be ready to enjoy a new freedom without cataracts and the hassle of glasses!

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Discover if you can free yourself from cataracts and glasses

Have you noticed a cloudiness in your vision that was not there before? Perhaps you also find reading glasses ineffective and frustrating? Book an appointment today and discover how you can make your eyes feel 10 to 20 years younger!

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You’re over 40 and your vision has become cloudy (plus you dislike your reading glasses)

You have the option to restore your vision and turn back the clock on your eyes

My vision is clear with reading glasses but I hate them

Have you started to notice that your reading vision isn’t as crisp as it used to be? Or perhaps you refuse to wear those awful reading glasses because they make you feel old?

Find out how you be free from the hassle of reading glasses...

Even with reading glasses, my vision is cloudy and dull

Have you noticed your vision has become cloudy and dull? Even wearing glasses doesn’t help. It’s possible you have cataracts.

Find out if you can clear up your vision AND free yourself from the hassle of reading glasses at the same time.

Happy patients talk about why they chose us

We’ve helped thousands of Lyonnais enjoy exceptional natural vision without glasses and contact lenses

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This doctor operated on me in 2009. Multifocal implants …. having “bionic” eyes when you have had glasses at the bottom of bottles for 50 years is great. .. do not dream of having these eyes there, it is the thousand and one nuances of the green colour of the trees which surround the clinic of the pardieu ….. in 2020 I have 12.6 for my right eye and only 10 for l left eye I had at least fifteen diopters before my operation ….. it is not beautiful life?

Camille M.

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Thanks to the advice and great skills of Doctor David Donate, I opted for multifocal implants, and now I work and live without glasses and with great comfort.

Dr Bernard M.

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I followed the advice of a friend and had a consultation with Dr Donate. I now have 10/10 sight in each eye. Thank you to the team for your professionalism. I recommend them to all… they’re innovative, rigorous and cutting edge.

Antoinette T.

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The intervention (PRELEX) was done under general anaesthesia at the outpatient clinic. I had no pain. The results were breathtaking the next day. No more glasses to drive or work. I forgot about my eye problems. Thank you to Dr Donate’s team for their kindness and professionalism.

Dr Yves L.

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While I have worn glasses all my life, since this intervention, I do not wear glasses for either near or far. I am very satisfied with the result. Thank you to you and your team.

Pierre G.

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What a joy it is to open your eyes in the morning and see what is going on around you without first having to look for your glasses. It is liberating to have independence from this unattractive exogenous transplant. I should have done this earlier! So don’t hesitate, take the plunge.

Professor Devouassoux M.

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After years of wandering from ophthalmologist to ophthalmologist, I finally found Doctor Donate and his team. They listened and gave me real therapeutic responses. I will recommend to my friends!

Jean-Alex C.

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After multi-focal implants, I can now see very well, even on the computer. Doctor Donate is very professional and listened to my needs.

Farid R.

We have replaced the images of real patients who provided these testimonials to protect their privacy.

Free yourself from cataracts and glasses

In the toggles below, we have provided everything you need to know about refractive cataract surgery

We specialize in cataract screening. We do not only test visual acuity but also take visual quality into account.

We also ensure the good health of the other anatomical and physiological structures of your eyes to optimize the results of the surgery and reduce complications.

The surgical treatment aims to:

  • Remove the cloudy lens
  • Insert a clear artificial lens which restores clear vision at various distances
Using a laser for certain steps of the cataract surgery procedure reduces the number of instruments needed for surgery, increases the precision, and improves the accuracy of the procedure. Other benefits may include quicker recovery time and reduced chances of complications after surgery.

Refractive and visual outcomes are also improved, resulting in a significantly reduced or eliminated need for glasses after surgery.

The side effects of cataract surgery are mainly related to the eye drops that you will need to put in your eyes after surgery: allergies or irritation.

Eye drops, however, remain essential after each operation because they reduce the risk of inflammation and postoperative infection.

Other risks include:

  • Dry eyes
  • Increased astigmatism
  • Intraocular lens dislocation
  • Inflammation
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Macular edema (central retina swelling)
  • Double vision or halos around bright lights
  • Development of secondary cataracts
  • Overestimated or underestimated vision correction

The only treatment for cataracts is surgery. This is the most performed operation in France with nearly 700,000 operations per year.

With refractive cataract surgery, instead of using a surgical blade, we use a laser to create a small opening in the front layer of the lens of the eye.

We then use the laser to break up the cloudy lens into smaller pieces.

The laser creates small incisions in the cornea allowing access to the cloudy lens inside the eye.

We then remove the pieces of lens using a tiny ultrasound suction device that we place through the incision.

Once we have completely removed the cataract, we insert an artificial lens through the tiny incision into the position where the natural lens used to be.

Because the incision is so small, it does not require any sutures.

After refractive cataract surgery, you will have clear vision, colours will appear brighter, you will notice more detail and you will have a significantly reduced or eliminated need for glasses.

Have questions about treating your cataracts via refractive cataract surgery?

Watch our patient videos to learn from expert eye surgeon Dr. David Donate

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Links to authoritative resources on refractive cataract surgery

Follow the links below for more information on refractive cataract surgery

Sometime after age 50, most of us are likely to hear our eye doctor say, “You have cataracts.” A cataract is a clouding of the lens inside the eye, causing vision loss that cannot be corrected with glasses, contact lenses or corneal refractive surgery like LASIK. Click here to read more.

Cataract surgery outcomes have greatly improved due to advancements in surgical technique, intraocular lens (IOL) technology, and preoperative testing and calculations. With the improvements has come increased expectations from patients regarding postoperative visual acuity and independence from spectacle correction. Click here to read more.

Cataract surgery has evolved to become a refractive surgery in this modern era. The demand for a better quality of life with the best possible vision is constantly requested by our patients. How to best satisfy this demand thus becomes the utmost priority for eye surgeons. Click here to read more.

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Dr. David Donate

Ophthalmologist – Refractive surgery specialist

20 years’ experience and 20000 successful vision correction treatments

With over 20 years of experience performing more than 20000 successful eye procedures, and a repertoire of academic publications and research, Dr. David Donate has earned himself an international reputation.

At his state-of-the-art clinic in Lyon, Dr. Donate follows a specialised method called, The Donate Method, to ensure his patients feel confident about their vision correction journey. Combined with the highest quality pre-op and post-op appointments, expert precision solutions and top technology, Dr. Donate is perfectly positioned to deliver the best possible outcome for his patients.

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