Laser Blended Vision: London Vision Clinic’s revolutionary treatment for Presbyopia.
Laser Blended Vision is an innovative treatment for ageing eyes, pioneered at London Vision Clinic.
What is Laser Blended Vision?
Laser Blended Vision is a revolutionary technique, pioneered by London Vision Clinic, in conjunction with Carl Zeiss Meditec. The treatment can significantly reduce, or even eliminate, the need for reading glasses, bifocals or varifocals for many years.
Amazingly, already over 1,000 patients have benefited from this remarkable treatment, which London Vision Clinic has offered since 2005.
Laser Blended vision vs Monovision
Laser Blended Vision is much more effective, and easier to adapt to, than the traditional solution for presbyopia – monovision. Monovision uses contact lenses (or older laser systems) to make one eye focused on near, and one eye focused on distance. This is a far less sophisticated solution, suitable for only around 60% of patients.
In comparison, studies have shown that Laser Blended Vision is suitable for 97% of people. So, while we may not be able to stop the ageing process in its tracks, we can make it much more comfortable and convenient for almost everyone.
What is Presbyopia?
Presbyopia literally translates as ‘old eye’. Age affects the eye as it affects every other part of the body. Starting in early middle age, the lens inside the eye begins to lose it’s ability to change shape, and provide the ‘zoom’ required to focus from distance to near and back. Nobody is immune from this condition, and unchecked it inevitably means reading glasses, bifocals or varifocals.
You may have heard that LASIK laser eye surgery can’t correct for reading vision, near vision, or the effects of ageing on the eye. However, this information is now significantly out of date: over 10 years ago, Professor Reinstein pioneered a method of increasing the depth of field of the eye by laser eye surgery. At London Vision Clinic, Laser Blended Vision has become the routine standard of practice for correcting presbyopia – it is a revolutionary treatment, from which thousands of patients have now benefited.
Laser Blended Vision has been adopted by Carl Zeiss Meditec and programmed into their lasers, so clinics around the world are now able to offer this option. While many clinics still resort to lens replacement surgery for correcting ageing eyes, the London Vision Clinic is proud to offer Laser Blended Vision – a far less invasive option, which is suitable for the vast majority of patients.
Key advantages of Laser Blended Vision
Laser Blended Vision adjusts each eye in different ways. One eye is adjusted to see mostly at distance, and a little close up, while the other is the opposite: mostly up close and a little at distance. In most cases, the brain compensates for this quickly. It combines the two images to give much greater depth of vision, and an all-round improvement in visual acuity that means most patients can throw away those infuriating reading glasses:
Over 98% of Laser Blended Vision patients can read normal newsprint (‘N8’).
Over 90% of Laser Blended Vision patients can read the small print on medicine bottle inserts.
If you wear reading glasses, varifocals or bifocals, we can help. Complete this quick online contact form, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. If you’d prefer, you can also call us on 0207 224 1005, to find out more about how Laser Blended Vision could give you freedom from reading glasses.