Types of laser eye surgery

Types of laser eye surgery

Types of laser eye surgery used to treat reading glasses

Presbyopia is treated by either LASIK or LASEK surgery, depending on which is more suitable for the patient.

Our advanced laser, the Wavelight Allegretto™, can create a specific profile which allows the shape of the cornea to be changed to help improve the depth of focus of the eye. The result allows the eyes to ‘blend’ together and gives less ‘difference between the 2 eyes’ and less of a compromise in terms of visual quality. This treatment is adjusted to the individual needs of the patient and customised on an individual basis.

Understanding Presbyopia & Near Vision in more detail

Presbyopia is a loss of flexibility of the crystalline lens of your eye that causes a gradual progressive decrease in focusing ability. As we enter our 40′s, the crystalline lens begins to lose its flexibility, making it more and more difficult for you to change focus and see arms length or close objects or reading material and thus resulting in presbyopia. The loss of focusing ability results in an inability to see near objects and therefore blurs your vision for near tasks such as reading and viewing a computer or trying to read or type a text message on a mobile phone.

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Presbyopia is a normal part of the ageing process, and will affect everyone. People who are experiencing the start of presbyopia often notice that their ‘arms are too short’ to read and they have to hold things further away to see them clearly. Presbyopia typically becomes noticeable between age forty and fifty and progressively worsens through age sixty five. When presbyopia begins, people who already wear glasses may need bifocals or varifocals, and those who have never worn glasses will require reading glasses.

Not everyone is suitable for laser eye surgery, particularly for the advanced option of Blended Vision. To determine if you are suitable you will need to come in for a comprehensive consultation – why not book one online now?. If necessary we may be able to simulate the effect of blended vision using contact lenses.

How much does Blended Vision laser eye surgery cost?

Blended vision is a slightly more complex procedure than standard Z-LASIK. As such the price reflects a certain increase in the amount of time we need to spend examining your scans, results and data.

Please visit our laser eye surgery prices page for more information. If suitable, you may wish to finance the surgery – please visit the pricing and finance page for more information, as we have a variety of options.

Is Blended Vision safe?

Mr our chief surgeon has been a pioneer in the treatment of age related eye conditions and has always been at the forefront of the technology used to treat presbyopia. As such he is probably one of the best surgeons to perform a Blended Vision treatment in the UK and has a wealth of case studies to draw from when discussing the treatment. Blended Vision now uses our state of the art Z-LASIK platform ensuring not only superb results for our patients but also world-class safety, comfort and aftercare.

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