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Permaclear
Been reading Restor and rezoom results and wondering if anyone has had permaclear done?  I am experiencing several of the same (not right) symptoms like my whole world is blurry.  Can't focus even on my own face in the mirror? Has anyone else felt the same way?  My surgery was done in August one eye and then the next a week later
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What does your doctor say about your results?  Have you gotten a second opinion?
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Intraocular lenses that are "multifocal" like Restore and Rezoom provide 2 focal points inside the eye--one near and one far. Your brain and your eye hopefully perceives one and ignores the other. This may take some adaptation which may take time--perhaps 6 months to a year. Lenses like Crystalens are monofocal but theoretically move forward or backward inside the eye a little bit as the eye tries to focus changing their focal point providing near or far vision. As far as I can tell from a Dr. Alexander's website in Appleton Wisconsin, the Permaclear lens is a lens capable of changing focus like Crystalens. Both these schemes have side effects and you should discuss your concerns with your surgeon and get a second opinion if not satisfied.
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I had Perma Clear done on my eyes last May and I have had nothing but issues from it. I have awful headaches now caused by pain in my eyes. I have lost what the Alexander Eye Insitutute calls intermediate sight (between reading and distance). I wish I did not have this surgery done at all. I no longer like to read because it causes too much pain in my eyes. Sunlight is untolerable!!! All I want to do is sleep since the surgery beause then I do not use my eyes and then I don't have any pain. I have taken time off from work because I can no longer do any job because of this surgery. Please please do not have it done if you are thinking about it.
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From what I can tell, "PermaClear" is just their made-up brand name for premium IOL surgery. They would use whatever lens they think is best for that patient. As they are in the US, their non-monofocal choices would be limited to Crystalens, Restor, and Rezoom.

So it's not enough to say that you had the PermaClear procedure. You need to know which lens you actually ended up getting, because each has a very different set of advantages and disadvantages.
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We just got perma clear surgery...how are things now,have the same problems,it was done 6 weeks ago
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good luck - done in december - absolutely miserable - no focus - my eyes twitch incessantly - my vision is getting worse - doctor says eyes r dry cuz i am getting old - but never had ANY ry eye probs berfore - he also says "the twitching will stop as suddenly as it started" - now i am getting charged for follow up appts to try dealing with the burning dry results
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Based upon comments made in this forum, I nearly chickened out on having Permaclear done.  However, I went for it, and couldn't be more satisfied with the results.  My vision is between 20/15 and 20/20 after just ten days, I have been using the medicated and wetting drops as directed, and I have no complaints.  I wear a pair of good sunglasses when the sun is bright, and use a good lamp for reading - but I would do those things anyway.  My biggest problem is that i panic upon waking up in the morning and being able to see -- feeling certain I must have fallen asleep with contacts in my eyes!!  Had it done with Dr. Alexander in Appleton, WI and would highly recommend him and his staff.
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I was just wondering if someone can tell me the approximate cost at the Alexander Eye Institute.  I am weighing all the comments and the cost of having this done.
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Just had a consultation at the Alexander eye institute on Jan 15, I was quoted Almost $10,000 for the procedure, none of which is covered by Insurance.....
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Did you have Lasik 1st then years later do the PermaClear?  I had lasik almost 5 years ago and now dr says i will prob need to do the PermaClear soon-- but really dont have the $$ for that...
Or did you just jump right into the PermaClear??
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I had rk done back in 1993 and had 20/20 vision when i went in to have a consultation at Dr. Vrebek's office for perm clear. I can read good enough now but cannot see to even watch tv or drive. I spent thousands of dollars on this surgery and am worse off. I wish i never would have had this done. They blame the previous surgery for my issues, but I know other's who have had perma clear with vrebek and have similar issues. I am out of options. He says there is nothing more he can do. He is sorry i didn't get the results I was expecting. What a quack. My advice buy some cheaters to read and save yourself lots of money and problems. I am now out lot's of money and my vision is terrible. I'm afraid to drive because all the lights look like X's!!!!
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I would like to know how the permaclear is or isn't working after having it done in 2011. Scheduled but slowly steering away.
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$3,895.00 per eye
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PLEASE READ THIS PREVIOUS POST:
I had rk done back in 1993 and had 20/20 vision when i went in to have a consultation at Dr. Vrebek's office for perm clear. I can read good enough now but cannot see to even watch tv or drive. I spent thousands of dollars on this surgery and am worse off. I wish i never would have had this done. They blame the previous surgery for my issues, but I know other's who have had perma clear with vrebek and have similar issues. I am out of options. He says there is nothing more he can do. He is sorry i didn't get the results I was expecting. What a quack. My advice buy some cheaters to read and save yourself lots of money and problems. I am now out lot's of money and my vision is terrible. I'm afraid to drive because all the lights look like X's!!!!
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