Laser Blended Vision: A Unique Laser Eye Treatment
Laser Blended Vision is a unique laser treatment to counter the effects of the ageing in the eye (presbyopia), which Prof Reinstein and his team have pioneered. This revolutionary technique can significantly reduce, or even eliminate the need for reading glasses, bifocals or varifocals for many years. Already, over 1,000 patients have benefited from this remarkable treatment, which is available at the London Vision Clinic since 2005.
Prof Dan Reinstein On Refractive Surgery And Ageing Eyes (Presbyopia)
The range of correction in refractive surgery is now pretty much unlimited. In addition to correcting short sighted and long sighted in patients with astigmatism, a large proportion of our practice is helping people who had perfect vision to start with and then age caught up with them and they’re starting to have to put a pair of reading glasses in every room in the house.
Prof Dan Reinstein On The Laser Blended Vision Treatment
We’ve managed to develop a technique for correcting presbyopia or ageing eyes, so we’ve got one eye that carries the vision from distance to mid, and the other eye that carries the vision from mid to near, and we have addressed two things.
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- 1. The first is that the difference between the eyes we’ve managed to decrease to such a small level that basically everybody can tolerate it.
- 2. The second thing we’ve done is that we’ve improved on the optics of contact lenses because when you put a contact lens in your eye, you are changing the focus of the eye from one point to another point.
And what we have done with these very sophisticated lasers is that we’ve learned how to re-shape the cornea to change the focus of the eye from a point to a zone, and we call this technique Laser Blended Vision.