Presbyopia is the age-related loss of close vision that comes along with age. Presbyopia treatment is now available using our advanced Z-LASIK blended vision procedure.
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.
Presbyopia 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.
The first option is blended vision using 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.
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 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.
How much does presbyopia treatment cost?
Due to the procedure being slightly more complex than LASIK for short sight our presbyopia treatments range from £4200 – £5200.
Is presbyopia treatment safe?
The treatement is extremely safe. We have been specialists in the field of presbyopia treatment and blended vision for many years and with this experience comes a superb safety record as well as results.