Expert Ophthalmologist Trusts London Vision Clinic with Presbyopia Treatment

Every patient wants to know that they are getting the best possible care – especially when it comes to something as important as our vision. Individuals who know better than most how important it is to take extra care with your eyes are those who work in the industry themselves. So, when an expert ophthalmologist needs vision treatment, where do they go?

Well, if you ask Ugo Di Sanctis – vision correction expert, Eye Clinic founder, and Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Turin – they go to London Vision Clinic.

Having worked professionally in cornea cataract correction and refractive surgery for over 25 years, Mr Di Sanctis recently found that his own vision was beginning to deteriorate. As many of us find as we get older, his eyesight was not what it used to be.

In recent years, Mr Di Sanctis had noticed that consultations were becoming increasingly difficult:

“Doing consultations – and surgery, as well – had become very difficult in the last years, as I had to see through the microscope and, at the same time, reading patient charts and computer screens.”

The cause of this change in vision quality was a condition that will affect everyone at some point in their lives: Presbyopia.

What is Presbyopia?

It’s no secret that, as we get older, almost every part of our body slowly begins to deteriorate. Our skin loses its plumpness, our hair loses its colour, and our eyes lose their finesse. No, I’m not simply referring to the increasing number of crow’s feet appearing around the edges of your eyes, but also the strength of your vision. This is called presbyopia – or, as directly translated – “old eye”.

Presbyopia is when our eyes begin to lose their ability to effectively focus on both near and far objects. As a result of this deterioration, most of us will initially turn to reading glasses or other visual aids.

With most of the signs of ageing, we eventually have to accept that we are pretty powerless. Luckily, that’s not the case with ageing eyes. Thanks to the ever-innovating nature of Laser Eye Surgery, there is now an effective and minimally-invasive solution to presbyopia.

PRESBYOND® Laser Blended Vision was developed to address and effectively reverse the natural ageing of the eyes. This innovative treatment means we are now able to turn back the clock and negate the need for reading glasses. This is great for all of us – but perhaps even more so for ophthalmologists and surgeons.

Ugo continues: “I took in consideration all the opportunities and solutions in this field, including corneal inlays, refractive lenses and exchange with multifocal IOLs and, for sure, Laser Correction. My decision was quite easy because, after deciding for PRESBYOND®, I thought, who might be the surgeon for me? – And who better than Professor Reinstein?”

Professor Dan Reinstein

Dan Reinstein is not only one of the founding surgeons of London Vision Clinic, but he also consistently contributes to the development of Laser Eye Surgery. Prof. Reinstein is one of the only surgeons in the UK to have dedicated himself solely to Laser Eye Surgery – over a career spanning over three decades!

Having also worked in the profession for over 25 years, Ugo Di Sanctis was well aware of Professor Reinstein’s reputation as a world-class Laser Eye surgeon. As he points out in the above video, Professor Reinstein has published many articles on the subject of Laser Correction, in addition to delivering lectures and performing surgery.

Professor Reinstein also helped to pioneer the development of PRESBYOND® Laser Blended Vision. As a result, London Vision Clinic became the first clinic in the UK to offer the treatment. Now, more people than ever can experience and enjoy life – free from glasses and contact lenses.

PRESBYOND® Laser Blended Vision at London Vision Clinic

PRESBYOND® Laser Blended Vision was developed to significantly reduce, or even eliminate, the need for reading glasses, bifocals, or varifocals – vision aids that many of us find ourselves in need of as we get older. This innovative treatment became available at London Vision Clinic way back in 2009 and, since then, thousands of patients have benefitted, including Dan Reinstein himself.

PRESBYOND works by altering the cornea in a way that means you don’t have to rely on the natural focussing power of the eye anymore. Instead, one eye is altered to work best for up-close vision and a little at distance; the other is altered to work in the opposite way, creating a ‘blend zone’. This blend zone allows you to see effectively at close-up, middle distance, and far distances – all in one field of vision!

Ugo Di Sanctis has now joined the thousands of patients enjoying these benefits globally. Following the treatment, Ugo was thrilled and amazed to finally be able to see the (wrong) date on his watch. Minutes later in the relaxation room, Ugo reflects on the early results: “I think you can see how I feel,” he says, smiling. “I can already see very well for near, and for distance, that is quite good – I’m very happy.”

If you would like to learn more about how PRESBYOND® Laser Blended Vision could rid you of reading glasses, Book a Consultation today. Give us a call to chat with one of our friendly clinic coordinators about your treatment options.