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Vision 40+ Services: Clear Vision Across Lifetime

Take steps toward clear vision and healthier eyes with the Vision 40+ services provided at Mosaddegh Eye Institute. Our dedicated team of eye care professionals prioritizes precision and expertise, delivering personalized care to cultivate clear and healthy vision tailored to the unique needs of each patient.


LASIK vision correction is not always the best treatment option for patients who are severely farsighted (meaning they have trouble seeing clearly up-close). In a similar circumstance, some people in their 40s and 50s come into our office complaining that their near vision is getting worse and they are worried that they are becoming farsighted. In reality, most of these latter patients are experiencing the signs of presbyopia.

Surprisingly, these are two different vision conditions that can both be corrected by the same procedure: refractive lens exchange (RLE). This process involves removing the natural eye lens and replacing it with an artificial Intraocular Lens (IOL) that is designed specifically to help you achieve the clear vision you want. After a comprehensive evaluation, our doctors can recommend the right type of IOL to meet your vision requirements (monofocal, multifocal, accommodating and Toric).

RLE is very similar to cataract surgery – but you do not have to have cataracts to experience the benefits. In fact, you may even be spared the experience of developing cataracts in the future!

Difference Between Farsightedness & Poor Reading Vision

True farsightedness (hyperopia) is the result of the eye being shorter or having a flatter cornea so light entering the eye focuses behind the retina. This causes blurry vision for reading and performing other up-close tasks.
Presbyopia is the term for how the eye lenses begin to age after age 40. With each passing year, the eye lenses become a little less flexible and a little more rigid. This makes it more difficult for the lenses to flex enough to focus on things like text messages, restaurant menus, medicine bottles and more – especially in low light.
Traditional prescription glasses and contact lenses can help farsightedness; reading glasses and bifocals can improve presbyopia. However, the daily hassles of maintaining and keeping track of lenses cause many people to look for treatment options.

How Refractive Lens Exchange Works

Our doctors begin the RLE procedure by applying numbing eye drops to the eye being treated (only one eye is treated during the visit). You remain awake during the procedure; the eye drops numb the sensation of pain for most patients. When the eye is ready, our doctors make a small incision on the cornea to gently break up and remove the natural lens and insert the new lens. The procedure typically takes about 15 minutes and the incisions heal naturally without any stitches.

Refractive Lens Exchange Recovery

Plan to allow yourself a week to recover from RLE. Your final vision results may take a bit longer to achieve as your vision stabilizes. Your new lens will not be noticeable to other people and you won’t even know it is there – you’ll just be reminded of how great life can be without lenses.


Monofocal lenses are designed to provide the best possible vision at one distance.

Provide both distance and near focus. The lens has several rings or zones set at different powers. With this design, you are actually using both near and far vision at the same time. However, your brain learns to automatically select the right focus for what you want to see.

Correct astigmatism as well as nearsightedness and farsightedness

Similar to your eye’s natural lens, this type of IOL moves or changes shape to bring objects into focus at different distances.



Vision Correction

Vision correction is essential for safety, efficiency, and well-being, involving regular eye exams and the use of glasses or contact lenses to maintain optimal eye health and function.

Preventive Measures

Eye care professionals offer advice on preventive measures to safeguard your eyes from potential hazards. Following these recommendations can lower the likelihood of eye injuries and minimize strain.

Management of Chronic Conditions

For individuals managing chronic conditions such as diabetes or hypertension, routine eye examinations play a pivotal role in the early detection and effective management of potential eye-related complications.

Early Detection of Eye Conditions

Routine eye examinations play a pivotal role in the detection of eye conditions like glaucoma, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy. Early detection allows timely treatment and optimal management.



Individuals aged 40 and above, especially those experiencing age-related vision changes, are excellent candidates for Vision 40+ services. This specialized eye care is designed to address the unique needs and challenges associated with presbyopia, changes in near vision, and other age-related eye conditions. Regular examinations can help determine the suitability of Vision 40+ services based on individual vision needs and concerns


Presbyopia is the term for how the eye lenses begin to age after age 40. With each passing year, the eye lenses become a little less flexible and a little more rigid. This makes it more difficult for the lenses to flex enough to focus on things like text messages, restaurant menus, medicine bottles and more – especially in low light.

It’s important to be aware of and vigilant about age-related eye diseases as you get older. Conditions such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), glaucoma, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy are more common as individuals age. Regular eye check-ups become crucial for early detection and intervention, as many of these conditions may not exhibit noticeable symptoms in their early stages.


Regular eye examinations for adults are advisable at intervals of 1-2 years. Consult with an eye care professional who can provide personalized advice and establish an appropriate schedule based on your specific needs and health status. Regular eye exams become increasingly important with age to detect and manage any potential issues early on.

Yes, a healthy lifestyle positively influences vision as you age. Nutritious eating, regular exercise, eye protection, hydration, quality sleep, and avoiding smoking contribute to overall eye health, reducing the risk of age-related issues. Regular eye check-ups are crucial for timely intervention and maintaining optimal vision.



Entrust your vision to the experienced team at Mosaddegh Eye Institute. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or learn more. Explore our vision 40+ services and discover personalized solutions designed to safeguard your vision and promote overall eye health.