Fed up of the constant on/off of reading glasses?

Only needing visual aid for some distances and not others presents a unique problem for wearers of reading glasses: where to put the damn things when you’re not wearing them.

You don’t want to always wear a shirt with a breast pocket and you’d rather not hang them from a chain around your neck like an old fashioned librarian; the only solution you’ve found is to have hundreds of pairs strewn all over the place — at home, at work, in the car, under the bed.

But as two clear lenses mounted in a flimsy frame, this method isn’t very effective. Half of the pairs have an arm loose or are scratched to death, and the other half have can only be found when you don’t need them — especially that pair on your head.

At least people with all-round poor vision can put glasses on at the start of the day and then forget about them. But really you couldn’t think of anything worse than having to wear them all the time. In reality, you’ve accepted your destiny to keep adding to the graveyard of reading glasses and endure their endless frustrations, slowly chipping away at your remaining years and bank balance.

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We get it, and so do the hundreds of thousands if not millions of other people around the world who put up with the same problems every day. But a growing percentage of those people are choosing to do something about it and realising that actually there is a safe and frustration-free alternative to reading glasses.

For a long time, Laser Eye Surgery wasn’t able to treat the effects of ageing on the eye. But thanks to new technology and the work of a specialist team including Professor Dan Reinstein, thousands of people now rid themselves of reading glasses every year with a treatment called Laser Blended Vision.

Introduced in 2005, this revolutionary technique can free you from the need to wear reading glasses, bifocals, or varifocals for many years, if not the rest of your life. It works in a similar way to monovision, adjusting one eye to work best up close and the other to work best at distance. But the crucial difference is it doesn’t limit each eye to one field; rather it adjusts each to work over all distances, creating a ‘blend zone’ instead of a ‘blur zone’ and a much more natural depth of vision.

Such improvements mean Laser Blended Vision is incredibly safe, easy to adapt to, and suitable for nearly all patients — in contrast to monovision which is only suitable for around half of people.

One of the best things about Laser Eye Surgery is having great vision 24/7 — not only when you can find or be bothered to fetch it. Find out more about how you could benefit from Laser Blended Vision or book a consultation today at our Harley Street clinic.

Fed up of the constant on/off of reading glasses?

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