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Bifocal lenses for (upcoming) cataract surgery

Visp

Vista Alpina 

Eye Center

Bahnhofplatz 1a
3930 Visp

Phone 027 946 70 00

Fax 027 946 70 03

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Consultation

Monday - Friday:

8am - 12pm

1pm - 7.30pm

(On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and

Fridays until 6pm)

On Saturdays:

8am - 12pm

Appointments

by phone

Siders

Vista Alpina

Eye Center

Rue du Bourg 3
3960 Sierre

Phone 027 455 34 04

Fax 027 455 34 77

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Consultation

Monday, Wednesday, Friday:

8am - 12pm

12.30pm - 5pm

(Monday 12.45pm)

Tuesday:

7am - 12pm

12.45pm - 7pm

Thursday:

8am - 12pm

12.45pm - 5.30pm

Saturday: closed

Appointments

by phone

Bifocal lenses are a very good solution for all those people who, after their cataract surgery, have the desire to see well far (e.g. for driving or hiking) and at medium distances (e.g. for PC work and cooking), but are not bothered by reading glasses for activities in the near at approx. 35cm (e.g. reading a book, knitting).

The optic of the lens contains the so-called «EDOF technology», which means «Extended Depth of Focus» in English and «Extended depth of field» in German. The lens also contains a blue light filter.

In contrast to trifocal lenses, the bifocal lens has no disadvantages such as slightly reduced contrast vision and pools of light around light sources at night (so-called halo effect). However, it requires wearing reading glasses for small text.

Apart from high astigmatism (over 1.5 diopters) there are very few contraindications for bifocal lenses. The lens is suited for nearly everyone. A prevailing Astigmatism up to 1.5 diopters can be corrected during surgery by an additional surgical step.

In the case of bilateral surgery, in most patients one eye is targeted for very slight myopia to further promote visual acuity at the middle distance. Your Vista Alpina ophthalmologist will gladly discuss the best solution for you in detail during a personal consultation appointment.

In the case of bilateral surgery, in most patients one eye is targeted for very slight myopia to further promote visual acuity at the middle distance. Your Vista Alpina ophthalmologist will gladly discuss the best solution for you in detail during a personal consultation appointment.

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IOL, Vista Alpina Augenklinik

Clinical studies

Dr. Vandekerckhove regularly conducts clinical studies on refractive premium lenses and holds lectures on toric and multi-focal artificial lenses both domestically and abroad. He is also involved in developing new toric and multi-focal artificial lenses. Every year he performs around 1800 cataract surgeries with up to 400 refractive premium lenses.

(Updated 2020).

Disclaimer:

Augenzentrum Vista Alpina AG and the services provided by Augenzentrum Vista Alpina are not legally or otherwise affiliated with Vista Klinik AG, Laser Vista AG, Vista Klinik Net AG or Vista Diagnostics AG.

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