Why Do So Many Clinics Not Treat The Loss Of Reading Vision?
Mr Glenn Carp – “I think most clinics choose not to treat the loss of reading vision, presbyopia, simply because their laser platforms are not equipped to handle it; the older generation laser platforms are really designed, the profiles that is, to correct either distance or reading but not both. With blended vision, something that we offer here at the London Vision Clinic, we are able to maintain the quality of vision but at the same time greatly boost both distance and reading vision.”
Loss Of Reading Vision Treatment Explained Further
Surgeons have tried treating patients with monovision. This is where the surgeon treats only one eye (or deliberately under-corrected in the case of short-sighted patients) so that the patient is able to use one eye for distance vision and the other for reading and other close work. Unfortunately, only about 50% of patients tolerate this approach due to the optical imbalances present after such a treatment.
Thus, Laser Blended Vision is not to be confused with traditional monovision. The difference with the Laser Blended Vision technique is that the Laser Blended Vision near eye sees much better at distance than the near eye set with traditional monovision, similarly the Laser Blended Vision distance eye sees more up close than the distance eye with traditional monovision. Because Laser Blended Vision is milder than monovision, far more people are able to adapt to it than to monovision. Approximately 95% of people are candidates for Laser Blended Vision as compared to about 50% for traditional monovision.
This development is mainly attributable to our laser eye surgeons’ expert use of the Carl Zeiss Meditec MEL 80 laser available at London Vision Clinic. Since the introduction of this technique, we have been able to treat patients with an “optical blend zone” that makes adapting to the differences between the two eyes significantly easier.
Mr Glenn Carp explains why so many clinics do not treat the loss of reading vision.