Frustrated with reading glasses, varifocals or bifocals? Laser Blended Vision surgery can slow down the effects of ageing eyes (presbyopia)

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, where laser eye surgery can stop time.

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London Vision Clinic’s results treating the need for reading glasses (presbyopia)

Short-sightedness up to -12.00 with Presbyopia

Long-sightedness up to +7.25 D with Presbyopia

Treating presbyopia with laser eye surgery

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 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.

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 020 7224 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.

About presbyopia

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.

The Top 5 questions you must ask your laser eye surgeon

No one wants to compromise on their vision. Ideally, you would like to find the surgeon who combines the right level of professional training using the most current technology combined with a wealth of experience in the specific procedure that you are undergoing. Download our short and useful checklist of questions to ask when considering laser eye surgery:





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What presbyopia looks like…

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A patient having laser eye surgery on video

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBRDOebIgG4&w=320&h=240]Ken, a patient, recalls his experiences on the day of his Laser Blended Vision procedure

An eye with presbyopia

In the presbyopic eye, light focuses on a point behind the retina

 

Patients successfully treated for presbyopia

I’m a 43 year-old ophthalmic surgeon…I had to find an excellent surgeon who provided me with sufficient confidence to proceed. I was doing more than 1,500 cataract surgeries per year and was tired of cleaning my spectacles after nearly each procedure. While attending a course at the London Vision Clinic, Professor Reinstein introduced us to Laser Blended Vision. I was really impressed by the results patients showed on the next day. This was not simple monovision. Flying back home I felt that the decision-making process was over for me. In a couple of months I had surgery at the London Vision Clinic. Now, more than six months after surgery, my vision is great, and I can read a newspaper at 15cm. Obviously, I am very glad I did it!”
Dr. Teesalu, Ophthalmic Surgeon
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Only six hours after the procedure, whilst making myself a tea, I glanced across the work surface and realised that I could actually read the newsprint without my glasses, I could not believe it. Life just got better and better, no more searching for lost glasses when shopping, no more embarrassing moments in restaurants. Being able to watch television and seeing detail – but best of all being able to programme the machines in the gym! Thank you so much for giving me back 20/20 vision and for taking 20 years off my life.”
Adele N, fitness trainer

Professor Dan Reinstein is so confident and reassuring that he makes you feel you have nothing to worry about and the end result justified this.
Caroline K., Researcher, from South Croydon
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Thank you very much to staff at the clinic and to Dr Carp for a very thorough pre-surgery consultation, which put my fears at rest. The surgery itself was quick and painless & Dr Carp talked me through each step methodically. One day later, I have no pain and very little discomfort (and good vision!)
Grainne M., Lawyer

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Treating Presbyopia