What is Presbyopia?

PresbyopiaPresbyopia is the effect of the ageing process on your vision. As you age, it is not uncommon to experience a gradual difficulty in focusing your eyes for reading or close work. This is a condition that can be corrected with reading glasses, although as it gradually grows worse, stronger and stronger reading glasses will be required.

It will not bother most people until they are approaching 50, an age when the eye muscles and lenses gradually start to lose some of their flexibility. Please see our illustration on Presbyopia, watch a video Presbyopia and a video Why our Vision gets Worse with the Age.

Bifocal or trifocal lenses may need to be prescribed for people with presbyopia if they also suffer myopia, astigmatism or Hypermetropia.

There is no known non-surgical treatment, including better diet or more exercise that will alter Presbyopia. Presbyopia can be treated with Laser Eye Surgery or Intra Ocular Surgery.

If you have had Laser Eye Surgery to correct your distance vision, you will typically be normally sighted. But you will need reading glasses for small print when you reach approximately 50, just like every other normally sighted person aged 45 to 50 plus. This can be corrected with a different Laser Vision Procedure.

We have a few different ways to reduce or eliminate your need for reading glasses with our Excimer Laser. In just minutes you can turn back the clock, and free your eyes.

One of the options to treat Presbyopia is called Monovision. Monovision is a treatment for Presbyopia with Excimer Laser in older people.

For baby boomers who hate their multi-focal glasses, a new Multi-Focal ReFocus Vision Correction Procedure is being developed for the ageing condition.

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