COVID-19 update: We have re-opened our central London clinic. We have many additional safety and spacing measures in place to ensure we prioritise your health and wellbeing.

COVID-19 update: We have re-opened our central London clinic. We have many additional safety and spacing measures in place to ensure we prioritise your health and wellbeing.

Reading vision correction

For patients seeking specialist vision correction, OCL provides an unrivalled service, performing various advanced vision correction procedures with state-of-the-art technology for eye conditions including myopia (short-sightedness), hypermetropia (long-sightedness), astigmatism, and presbyopia (reading vision problems).

of combined Eye
Surgery experience
eyes surgeries
lectures nationally
and internationally

We're here to help

Click here to get in touch with our expert team and we can answer your question.

Treating presbyopia

Laser eye surgery can correct presbyopia

LASIK eye surgery is usually used to correct either long or short sightedness. It works by sculpting the cornea and changing its shape, so that light focuses accurately on the retina, enabling you to see clearly.

However, with presbyopia, if both eyes are corrected for distance vision, the near vision remains a problem. So instead, our London eye surgeon adjusts the dominant eye for distance and the non-dominant eye for reading and near vision. This treatment is called blended vision.

For most people, blended vision allows an excellent level of glasses free day to day vision. The procedure is reversible in that the near distance eye can simply be fully corrected for perfect distance vision in the rare instance of intolerance to blended vision.

OCL surgeons also perform Presbymax laser vision correction which is a sophisticated multifocal laser treatment only available on the Schwind Amaris laser.

man sitting

What is Presbymax?

Presbymax is a sophisticated laser eye surgery available only on the Schwind Amaris 1050RS laser platform. The treatment extends the depth of focus in the non-dominant eye by precisely adjusting the optics of the eye. This extended range of focus creates a smoother transition between distance and near vision for a complete range of focus. Not all patients are suitable to have Presbymax and the best treatment will be determined by your in-depth examination and discussion with your individual surgeon.

Refractive lens exchange

Refractive lens exchange, also known as permanent lens replacement is a surgery that is technically the same as cataract surgery, but performed to correct near and distance sight.

During refractive lens exchange, the natural lens is replaced with a new, customised lens which corrects your prescription for near and distance. Surgeons at OCL use the latest trifocal and extended depth of focus lenses for vision correction. Unlike most lens surgeons in the UK, our surgeons are able to combine RLE with laser refinement for perfect post-operative vision.

OCL surgeons perform RLE surgery with extreme precision using technology including the Zeimer Z8 femtosecond laser for lens surgery and the Haag-Streit Lenstar Hill-RBF artificial intelligence lens calculator and Zeiss Lumera Callisto assisted microscope system for perfect lens alignment. These technologies are state of the art and only available at Ophthalmic Consultants of London in central London.


Choosing a procedure

Your OCL surgeon will discuss the best option for you, offering you a bespoke solution that is specific to your lifestyle, age and visual needs.

Whilst younger people may be best suited to laser blended vision and Presbymax treatments, those over 50 may opt for refractive lens exchange (RLE). Our expert team will examine you and take a full history before recommending the best treatment for your eyes.

How much does it cost?

The costs below are both eyes and include an initial consultation and follow-up appointments.



LASIK for complex prescriptions




Laser Blended Vision for Reading Vision


Refractive Lens Exchange

Minimum £3000

Finance Options/Interest Free Credit

We also offer 0% interest finance options making it easier to spread the cost of surgery over up to 24 months.

A minimum 10% deposit is required and the balance is split over your chosen monthly period of either 6, 10, 12, 18 or 24 months at a rate of 0% APR.

Get in touch to find out more about our flexible pricing options and how we can make it work for you.

Book a consultation

What are my treatment options

Try our Vision Correction Calculator.
How old are you?
Less than 19
Older than 60
What is your prescription?

Enter your right and left eye details below to the nearest value:

Left Eye:



Right Eye:



Thank you. Based on your responses: