How Much Can My Reading Vision Improve?
Mr Glenn Carp – “Newsprint is around an 8 font and the idea is that a patient should have some reserve for everyday reading. PRESBYOND® Laser Blended Vision is designed to take people from pretty poor vision as a natural part of your ageing process and install it back up to the very fine print. So, essentially while maintaining your good distance 20/20 or better if you have that possibility, we are actually also looking to boost the reading right up to the very small zones.”
Reading Vision Improvement Explained Further …
We measure reading vision with a chart with different sized text ranging from the size of a newspaper sub-head (N.24) to the size of the smallest print found on many advertisements (N.5). Reading vision results differ between short-sighted and long-sighted patients, with the former performing slightly better.
86% of long-sighted patients could read the smallest type on this chart (N.5) without glasses after their treatment. 92% of short-sighted patients could read the smallest type on this chart (N.5) without glasses after their treatment. 100% of previously short-sighted patients up to -9.00D could read N.8, and 100% of previously long-sighted patients up to +6.00 could read N.12. Both N.8 and N.12 are smaller than the size of print found on most written correspondence and computer screens.