Do You Need Varifocals?


We all know we’re getting older. But even so, suddenly finding you need varifocals can be something of a shock, especially if you’ve always had good vision. But the fact is, everyone’s sight begins to deteriorate after 40.

Why You Need Varifocals

At this stage of life, the lens of your eye begins to stiffen, while the muscles that shift your focus between near and far become weaker. This is called presbyopia. And the classic sign is when you begin to hold books or newspapers further and further away, until your arm isn’t long enough for you to focus. This is the dreaded moment you find yourself considering varifocals.

Escaping Varifocals

Ken, a patient, recalls his challenges with reading vision loss and his experiences on the day of the Laser Blended Vision procedure.

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Unfortunately, if you’re looking for an alternative to prescription glasses, you’ll also find that most Laser Eye Surgery clinics reject patients over 40. That’s why so many people are thrilled to find that the London Vision Clinic has pioneered a new laser technique called Laser Blended Vision, which counters the affects of ageing in the eye.

Using Laser Surgery, we can adjust each eye in different ways, increasing the depth-of-field of each eye to allow for both near and distant vision. For most patients, this means they can throw away those infuriating varifocals or bifocals.

Browse the following list of common eye problems and read more about how we treat them at the London Vision Clinic:

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions on your eye condition or the treatment plans we offer.

Varifocals