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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.
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, 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.
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.
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
Upwards of £3000
Find out more about our pricing and the initial consultation required.