Presbyopia is the natural condition that affects us all as we reach our 40s or early 50s. It causes the need for reading glasses as the focusing ability of the eye’s natural lens decreases with age.
The presbyopia solution we recommend for you depends upon a number of factors, including your age and the degree of presbyopia you have. At your free consultation, you’ll be recommended whichever of the treatments below will give you the best results.
Supracor treatment is ideal for people who require a presbyopic correction and also have a distance prescription. Often treatments for presbyopia rely upon a degree of compromise between near and distance vision, however Supracor is an effective treatment that aims to improve both near and distance vision in both eyes. Generally both eyes are treated on the same day. The treatment is permanent and is not available from any other nationwide provider in the UK.
It uses the well established LASIK treatment technique, with the treatment itself lasting only 20 seconds longer per eye than traditional Intralase LASIK treatment. Recovery is rapid and most people see an immediate improvement in near vision following treatment, while distance vision improves over a period of up to three months.
Monovision is ideal for those who have a distance prescription (short-sight or long sight) as well as presbyopia. The treatment is designed to give correction at a range of distances by adjusting the amount of treatment to give a blended effect. This solution is dependent on your brain’s ability to adapt to this form of correction, and so we often use a contact lens trial to check your suitability.
Monovision involves modifying the treatment in the nondominant eye to improve near vision, and monovision correction is an option with all of our laser eye treatment or IOL treatment. Those who will benefit from monovision treatment are those who wear glasses or contact lenses for distance as well as for reading