Presbyopia makes things look blurry when they’re directly in front of you. As a result, you may find yourself struggling to read books, newspapers and smartphone screens without holding them at arm’s length.
This problem can be corrected in a number of different ways:
- Reading glasses – If you don’t already use spectacles, you can wear reading glasses that are specifically designed to improve your close-up vision.
- Bifocals – Commonly prescribed for presbyopia patients who already wear glasses, bifocals are spectacles with a reading portion at the bottom of each lens. These do have some drawbacks; for instance, wearers sometimes trip over obstacles on the floor because they are not in focus.
- Monovision – Some contact lens wearers correct presbyopia by wearing a different type of lens in each eye, thereby focusing one eye for near vision and the other for distance. This is known as monovision, and while this approach does have its benefits, it does make it difficult for both eyes to work together and can have a negative impact on the patient’s intermediate vision (making it difficult to focus on objects a short distance away, e.g. a computer screen).
What is Presbyond?Presbyond is a laser procedure designed to offer presbyopia patients an effective alternative to reading glasses. The treatment uses spherical aberration to give the patient a good blend of vision that ranges from near to distant, eliminating the need for spectacles and enabling the patient to comfortably handle most visual tasks.
This presbyopia correction procedure is suitable for most presbyopia sufferers. Even if you have cataracts, you will normally be able to undergo Presbyond treatment once the cataracts have been removed.
What will my presbyopia treatment involve?Before arranging to undergo presbyopia correction surgery, you will need to attend an ophthalmic examination to ensure that your vision will be able to adapt post-treatment. Assuming that this is the case, you will then be able to set the date for your Presbyond treatment.
Most patients get both of their eyes treated on the same day. During the procedure, your surgeon will use a laser to re-profile your corneal contours, bringing your eyes into the optical state that your initial examination determined would give you the best blended vision.
Presbyopia correction is a two-part process. Once the treatment has been carried out as described above, your brain will need some time to learn how to use your newly-improved vision. This sometimes can taketakes a few months, but for most people it is a matter of weeks.
After your presbyopia treatment, you will find that you no longer require reading glasses to view objects at a near to intermediate distance. Most In fact, most Presbyond patients do not require spectacles at any distance after the procedure has been carried out.
If you have presbyopia and you would like to stop relying on reading glasses, call us on 0208 445 8877 or request a callback to discuss your requirements and book your Presbyond treatment at My-iClinic. If you would like My-iClinic to give you a call back at a time that suits you, please fill in the secure call back request form Request a Callback