Treatable eye conditions: presbyopia

Can laser eye surgery stop time?

People often ask how long the effects of laser eye surgery will last – will they wear off? The answer is no: the effects are permanent. The trouble is, we are all getting older, and that process does affect the performance of our eyes. You may have been told that laser surgery is powerless against that process. That’s true – except at the London Vision Clinic.

Find out if you are a suitable candidate for this treatment by contacting us today.

Presbyopia explained

The deterioration of vision with age is called presbyopia: literally, ‘old eye’. As we reach early middle age (around 40), we become less able to adjust our vision to different distances. This is because the lens in the eye is gradually stiffening, while at the same time the muscles that allow it to change focus are becoming weaker.

Because it’s part of ageing, presbyopia affects everyone, and it only gets worse as we get older. If you’re in this age group, you’re probably already seeing the effects. Classically, you’ll realise that your near vision is deteriorating. You begin to hold books and newspapers further and further from your eyes, until eventually your arms aren’t long enough to let you focus. It’s time for the dreaded reading glasses or bifocals – an often painful reminder of the advancing years.

Presbyopia Treatment

We can’t stop you getting older. But contrary to what you may have heard, laser eye surgery can counter the effects of presbyopia. Other surgeons are forced to resort to synthetic lenses, inserted surgically into the eye. But the London Vision Clinic has pioneered a revolutionary technique called PRESBYOND® Laser Blended Vision that allows most patients to reduce their dependency on reading glasses for at least a number of years, if not for good.

PRESBYOND® Laser Blended Vision, available exclusively at the London Vision Clinic, adjusts the eyes so that one works mainly at distance, but a little up close, while the other works mainly up close, but a little at distance.

The brain soon adapts to this system, combining the two images so that you can once again see both near and far without effort. In most cases, the brain is able to compensate, giving you excellent depth of focus and overall visual acuity, without glasses or contact lenses.

So if you wear reading glasses, varifocals or bifocals, we can almost certainly help. To find out more, please call us on 0207 224 1005 to speak to a Patient Care Coordinator. You can also complete a quick online contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Read more about PRESBYOND® Laser Blended Vision to determine if it can help counteract presbyopia.

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