Can Laser Eye Surgery Treat The Loss of Reading Vision?
Although when it happens to you it can feel like an incredibly personal thing, the loss of reading vision that is evident around the age of 45 is an almost universal condition.
Known as presbyopia or ‘ageing eyes’, the typical solution to this inevitable predicament is to pick up a cheap pair of supermarket granny readers or take the plunge and commit to changing your look and getting a more stylish pair.
However, albeit less common, there is another solution that, rather than merely masking the problem, actually helps deal with it.
London Vision Clinic has been treating patients with presbyopia for years with a revolutionary treatment known as PRESBYOND® Laser Blended Vision.
With this technique, the “monovision” technique is adapted to afford patients clear and seamless reading vision.
While one eye is treated to view objects mainly at distance, but a little up close, the other is treated to view objects mainly up close, but a little at distance. The brain then puts these two images together and enables you to see things at a distance and near without effort.
In the vast majority of cases, the brain is able to compensate for this change and you’ll experience an excellent depth of focus and overall visual acuity, without the need to wear glasses or contact lenses for many years, if not for life.
Treating Loss of Reading Vision with Laser Eye Surgery
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Expert Laser Eye Surgery Mr Glenn Carp explains how the loss of reading vision can be treated with Laser Eye Surgery.
Even some clinics today will still tell you that Laser Eye Surgery is unable to treat reading vision. But rather than being a reflection of the entire industry, such a belief is more a reflection of the clinic’s technology and their treatments.
As a result, some clinics may suggest your only option, other than succumbing to glasses, is to get synthetic lenses inserted into your eye. Synthetic lenses that are designed to offer monovision can offer some of the same benefits as PRESBYOND® Laser Blended Vision, however, they don’t come without their risks and they’re only tolerated by a portion of patients.
It is these factors that make PRESBYOND® Laser Blended Vision so revolutionary. Not only does it offer a solution to presbyopia that does not involve removing the eye’s natural lens, but the treatment takes a matter of minutes to perform and is suitable for over ninety-seven percent of patients.
PRESBYOND® Laser Blended Vision is not to be confused with monovision treatments. Such treatments use lenses, as mentioned above, or older lasers to manipulate the eyes. However, they do so in a more rudimentary manner and without creating a blend zone between the two.
The result is the brain finds it harder to adapt to this way of seeing and the treatment is only suitable for about 50 percent of patients.
Everyone will experience presbyopia and have to face the decision to wear reading glasses at some point in their life. But not everyone will know about PRESBYOND® Laser Blended Vision.
Find out more about this revolutionary treatment by leaving us a comment below or getting in touch with one of our friendly clinic coordinators.