Dr Lourens is our Refractive surgeon and will be able to help you to get spectacle independence. To determine the ideal vision correction for you an advanced ocular examination is the first step. The cost of an advanced ocular examination is around R5000. This will screen you for all eye diseases related to your age group and determine the best way to correct your vision.
In people older than 60, if there are cataracts forming your vision will deteriorate in the next few years due to the cataracts. This means that LASIK will only give you clear vision for a while until the cataract clouds your vision again. Replacing the lens will make more sense if this is true. If You have significant cataracts your medical aid should pay for the standard surgery. If you prefer spectacle independence there will be a co-payment of around R10 000 per eye for the Laser assisted surgery and Multifocal lenses. If you do not have a medical aid or you do not have significant cataracts, the lens replacement surgery will cost around R36 000 (including the hospital, and anaesthetist) per eye.