Presbyopia Treatment with Laser Eye Surgery in London | Focus Clinics

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Presbyopia is the age-related loss of close vision that comes along with age. The good news is that treatment is now available using our advanced LASIK Blended Vision procedure, and from the clinic that performed the first Blended Vision procedure in this country.

Key Point

  • Overall significant risks for LASIK Blended Vision are approximately 10 times lower than lens-implant based procedures, 1 per 1000 for laser surgery versus 1 per 100 for lens implants. For this safety reason, we prefer Blended Vision in the 45-60 age group for appropriate candidates.

Pioneering Treatment

Mary Portas Blended Vision at Focus

Mary Portas had LASIK Blended Vision at Focus with David Allamby

Our chief surgeon David Allamby performed the UK’s first Blended Vision treatments in the UK in 2003, before any other surgeon. He has led the way in correction for reading glasses for more than a decade.

To those people who suffer from presbyopia, the symptoms are very familiar – needing to hold objects further and further away before they come into clear focus. Reading a paper, mobile phone message, seen the number of who is calling you, or reading the ingredients on a tin in the supermarket all become gradually more difficult. Eventually, your arms are simply not long enough! From that point on reading glasses are required.


Blended Vision laser surgery

To correct the effects of presbyopia, initially only a weak pair of magnifying glasses are required, for example +1.00 dioptres. Gradually you will need a stronger and stronger pair of glasses as you pass through your 50s, progressing to +2.5 or +3 by the age of 65 to 70.

Fortunately, presbyopia treatment is now available for most people.

Call us now on 0207 307 8250 to learn more or book a consultation.

Example of how presbyopia can affect vision

Blended Vision uses the advanced Z-LASIK laser eye surgery technique. In this case, one eye is weighted towards distance vision and the other eye is weighted towards near vision. Using advanced optimised optics the depth of field from each eye is increased allowing a more natural “blend” between the eyes.

Sue Barker at Focus

Sue Barker treated by David Allamby with LASIK Blended Vision

Blended vision for presbyopia is different from monovision where each eye has a single point of focus, one near and one far. The increased depth of field with Z-LASIK blended vision allows each eye to have a range of focus and a significantly better visual experience for the patient.

The other treatment option for presbyopia is a Refractive Lens Exchange, using a multifocal lens implant (IOL) inside the eye. The surgical procedure is the same as for a cataract operation, but the lens implant has advanced optics allowing the patient to see both far and near. Click here to learn more about the RLE procedure.


How much does presbyopia treatment cost?

Due to the procedure being slightly more complex than LASIK for short sight our presbyopia treatment prices will reflect this. Please visit our prices page for more information. If suitable, you may wish to finance the surgery – please visit the pricing and finance section of the page linked to above for more information, as we have a variety of options.

Learn more about presbyopia and Blended Vision at Focus

Please call us on 0207 307 8250 if you have any additional questions or would like to discuss vision correction in more detail.

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