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50-plus? Get rid of the hassle of reading glasses with lens replacement treatment

Lens replacement (PRELEX) 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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50-plus? Get rid of the hassle of reading glasses with lens replacement treatment

Lens replacement is a great solution to help you restore your close-up reading vision and turn back the clock on your eyes
Take suitability self-test
Book an appointment

Read again without glasses and feel younger with PRELEX in Lyon

In this video, Dr. David Donate explains how our patients feel after PRELEX

Life is better without reading glasses

After lens replacement, our patients have turned back the clock on their eyes

Free yourself from the barriers that hold you back

After PRELEX presbyopia surgery, your near and distance vision is crisp, and you’re able to return to a life without burdensome reading glasses or varifocals. You’ll no longer need to worry about forgetting or losing your specs and can feel confident knowing that your eyes can keep up with your busy lifestyle.

When you feel confident, amazing things happen

When you feel confident in who you are, it shows through your actions, personal demeanour, and interaction with others. Being spectacle free will give you the comfort and convenience to really enjoy the life you’ve built for yourself and is likely to revitalise your energy.

Life’s better without glasses

Imagine waking up in the morning and being able to read the news on your smartphone without needing to reach for your reading glasses first. You can run, read, work and travel without having to worry about your multiple pairs of glasses getting in the way. Whether you’re going out for dinner with friends, playing a game of tennis or driving to work, you won’t be let down by ageing eyes.

Take the first step to a more confident you

The most beautiful thing you can wear is confidence. But unfortunately, ageing eyes and the hindrances that come with reading glasses and varifocals can knock you back and leave you feeling older than your years. With PRELEX presbyopia surgery, your true natural vision is restored, giving you the confidence to live a better life.

Free yourself from the barriers that hold you back

After PRELEX presbyopia surgery, your near and distance vision is crisp, and you’re able to return to a life without burdensome reading glasses or varifocals. You’ll no longer need to worry about forgetting or losing your specs and can feel confident knowing that your eyes can keep up with your busy lifestyle.

When you feel confident, amazing things happen

When you feel confident in who you are, it shows through your actions, personal demeanour, and interaction with others. Being spectacle free will give you the comfort and convenience to really enjoy the life you’ve built for yourself and is likely to revitalise your energy.

Life’s better without glasses

Imagine waking up in the morning and being able to read the news on your smartphone without needing to reach for your reading glasses first. You can run, read, work and travel without having to worry about your multiple pairs of glasses getting in the way. Whether you’re going out for dinner with friends, playing a game of tennis or driving to work, you won’t be let down by ageing eyes.

Take the first step to a more confident you

The most beautiful thing you can wear is confidence. But unfortunately, ageing eyes and the hindrances that come with reading glasses and varifocals can knock you back and leave you feeling older than your years. With PRELEX presbyopia surgery, your true natural vision is restored, giving you the confidence to live a better life.

Freedom from reading glasses in 3 easy steps

Enjoy exceptional natural vision in Lyon with The Donate Method

GET IN TOUCH

The first step is to find out if your eyes are suitable to read again without glasses. That’s why we offer a free first appointment. Give us a call on 04 78 17 27 27 or use our easy online calendar to get an appointment.

WE’LL MEET

Visit our high-quality clinic, where we’ll give you a comprehensive eye examination and discuss your lifestyle. You’ll leave with a clear answer about the best treatment option for your eyes.

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 years earlier! You’ll be ready to enjoy a new freedom without the hassle of glasses and contacts!

The Donate Method

Over 45? Discover if you could read again without glasses!

After the age of 45, many people find reading glasses frustrating. Not only do you always have to remember them but they give away your age! Book an appointment today and discover if you can turn back the clock on your eyes!

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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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I was able to appreciate Doctor Donate’s great surgical competence. The result was perfect with thorough post-operative follow-up. I now have good visual acuity in my daily life and my physical activities. I can only recommend his high-quality care to those who want surgery of this type.

Professor Olivier D.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The clinic is extremely clean and stylish. The people who work there are welcoming, smiling, patient and professional. Perhaps some customers might find the services expensive, but you are sure to be well taken care of with follow-up and fully informed. Our eyes are priceless!

Anaïs D.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

What a joy to no longer wear glasses or lenses! I am an ophthalmologist in Annecy, and I trusted my colleague completely. I quickly forget this old handicap; but appreciate being freed from this visual defect whether at work (behind the microscope), in my sports (swimming, fencing, mountain biking, skiing, paragliding, climbing, nights in a refuge…) or when travelling.

Dr Gregora M.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The intervention was carried out perfectly and painlessly in about 15 minutes. When I awoke, I had no pain and perfectly clear sight, which allowed me to work the next morning without glasses. Since the operation, all is well. I can drive and do sport without glasses. Thank you to Doctor Donate and team for their kindness and the quality of their care.

Dr C.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The surgical procedure was carried out under optimal safety and hygiene conditions and lasted very little time. I immediately rediscovered the pleasure of a clear and sharp vision both from a distance and from near. I can only recommend this surgery, which has given me visual comfort daily. I now see details that I absolutely couldn’t see with glasses (even with the best correction).

Dr Azzam A.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

I arrived at the laser centre and had my surgery under local anaesthesia. I had no pain and returned home that afternoon. By the end of the afternoon, the pain had disappeared, and my sight was almost perfect. My only regret is that I didn’t have this intervention earlier.

Dr J.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

I can now work all day on the screen without fatigue. I recommend this solution if you want to regain the freedom of your younger years.

Dr A.

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

Gain freedom from glasses if you’re 50-plus

In the toggles below, we have provided everything you need to know about lens replacement

Presbyopia is an inevitable phenomenon. No-one can avoid presbyopia; it starts developing from the age of 50 and results in a progressive loss of near vision. As the lens ages, it starts gradually losing elasticity. It thickens, hardens, losing its suppleness until it can no longer function properly. Accommodation (the lens changing focus) becomes insufficient.

PRELEX is a controlled, effective and life-lasting solution which stops this natural and inevitable phenomenon.

The lens replacement procedure consists of replacing the hardened lens with a multifocal lens.

During the procedure, we make a 1.5 mm micro-incision on the surface of the eye using a device called a phako-emulsifier. This device emits ultrasonic waves to liquefy the eyes hardened lens and remove it through the incision. We then introduce a new implant to replace the ageing lens. The new implant is a high-technology device called a ‘multifocal implant’. Used for the past 20 years, they provide an excellent viewing experience: from close-up reading; to intermediate vision, for example, on a computer; and finally, to distance vision for sports or to drive. A multi-vision experience!

The treatment is frequently-performed, simple and effective. The visual recovery is rapid, and you can resume your daily activities the next day.

Multifocal lenses allow you to experience vision at all distances, without feeling the sensation of having something on your eye. The structures inside the eye are left perfectly intact, and the lens feels natural and normal.

You will no longer depend on glasses or contact lenses to see and will not develop cataracts later in life.

The new lens will last a lifetime and often provides better vision than the natural crystalline lens!

The PRELEX procedure is an excellent choice if you want to see clearly from near and far without glasses or lenses.

Nevertheless, there are no risk-free surgeries. Choosing a qualified surgeon that uses high-end technology and ensures comprehensive care beyond your operation greatly reduces the risk of potential complications

As with any surgery, the operative risks depend on the quality of the patient’s care and compliance with pre and post-operative care.

At the Donate Vision clinic, we do everything we can to ensure the best results. The prevention of these complications requires a thorough pre-operative assessment, the rigour of our surgical processes, meticulous post-operative follow-up and patient education in the prevention of these risks.

To be completely reassured, do not hesitate to ask all your questions during the consultations.

In some cases, the alternative to PRELEX can be PRESBYOND.

Your operation in 3 steps:

Before your operation

On the day of your treatment, you will spend a morning with us. You will be able to leave the clinic at around noon. You can choose your anesthesia according to your preference, whether that may be local or general.

Upon arrival at the clinic, Dr. Donate’s entire team will take care of you. We will give you a pre-medication and ask you to change into a sterile operating robe Dr. Donate’s entire team will take care of you.

During your operation

During your operation, you will be lying on an ophthalmology chair. After following strict antiseptic rules, we will give you the anesthesia of your choice. The procedure, which lasts approximately 30 minutes, is composed of 2 stages:

  • The liquefaction of the lens by the ultrasonic waves of the phako-emulsifier
  • The insertion of the implant

The lens replacement procedure is not painful and is perfectly safe. The use of the Calisto ZEISS marker allows us to accurately align your implants along the axis of the corneal astigmatism. Your treatment is specific and personalized.

During your operation, the team will guide you, and the surgeon will give you some simple instructions to follow. At the end of the treatment, you will be able to get up, and the assistant will escort you back to the restroom. You must not touch your eyes.

After your operation

For your departure, it is necessary to be met by an accompanying person. During the first hours following the operation, it is advisable to rest with your eyes closed. We will provide you with some transparent shell-like goggles to wear for sleeping during the first week. You will need to start antibiotic and anti-inflammatory treatment on the evening of the procedure as indicated on the prescription.

After your procedure, you should avoid all situations that may expose your eyes to micro-organisms (bacteria, viruses, fungi) for the first week. It is essential to observe strict hygiene rules, in particular, to wash hands well before the installation of eye drops. You should also avoid rubbing your eyes, and of course, avoid trauma to your eye.

A follow-up visit is planned for the day after your procedure, then a week later and finally, a month after the procedure.

The postoperative follow-up is provided by Dr. Donate, who remains at your disposal seven days a week for all your concerns or possible questions.

After treatment, our patients can live without glasses for all of their daily activities.
Our statistical results found that 100% of patients can read without glasses: 10/10 from a distance and 7/10 close-up (i.e. at 40 cm: Arial 5.2 font or letters of 0.916 mm) 90% read 10/10 from a distance and 8/10 close-up (either at 40 cm: Arial 4.2 font or 0.727 mm letters) and 80% read 10/10 from a distance and 10/10 close-up (either at 40 cm: Arial 3.5 or letters of 0.581 mm).

Have questions about removing your need for reading glasses via treatments like PRESBYOND or lens replacement?

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Links to authoritative resources on Lens replacement

Follow the links below for more information on Lens replacement

This study compares the visual and refractive outcomes obtained with the implantation of a rotationally asymmetric refractive multifocal IOL after femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) and conventional lens extraction (CLE). Click here to read more.

Refractive lens exchange is becoming a more popular method of refractive surgery in the presbyopic patient. The limitations of keratorefractive surgery have led to a resurgence of lens exchange surgery for patients with prescriptions outside the limits of corneal refractive procedures, in addition to patients with routine refractive errors requesting a surgical procedure to achieve emmetropia and also address presbyopia. A review of the recent literature was performed to determine recent advances in this surgical procedure. Click here to read more.

The Array IOL provides good vision at distance and near in both hyperopes and myopes after refractive lens exchange, according to a surgeon speaking here. 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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