James Ball explains how your age, the condition of your eye and the eye treatment you receive may require you to use reading glasses or contact lenses in certain circumstances.
Mr James Ball discusses the advantages and disadvantages of lens replacement. He explains that when considering these, it really depends on what treatment you're comparing it to and the condition of the patient's eye.
The bottom line on headline rates When you see "rock-bottom" prices advertised for laser eye treatment, you need to read between the lines. It may be tempting to contact a clinic advertising this popular treatment at "just £595 per eye" but it would be wise to stop and think before you sign up. In reality, the headline rate is rarely the rate paid by the patient and more often than not, once all of the hidden extra costs are factored in, what appeared to be a cheaper option can turn out to be a false economy.
How is PRESBYOND laser blended vision different from monovision? I hear this all the time at ophthalmologist conferences, because monovision is something that's been used very commonly for many years in contact lenses and in cataract surgery and indeed for in laser eye surgery.
Is PRESBYOND blended laser better than lens replacement? Well again the answer is it depends. They are both effective and safe.
What's my training in treating presbyopia? Well, really it's been on the job training frankly because the advancements and developments in treating presbyopia have all come online and become available in the last 11 years.
A common question about laser eye surgery is around how long the effects will last. We have a wealth of evidence that the shape change which we induce in the cornea with laser eye surgery correction remains stable. For younger patients, the eyeball itself can elongate resulting in a return of myopia. For older patients, the crystalline lens can begin to turn into a cataract resulting in the development of refractive error.
Can we prevent age-related vision loss? The short answer is no. It's part of the human condition, it's a result of the crystalline lens inside the eye hardening up on its journey to becoming a cataract.
Video FAQ’s: Presbyopia treatment: How long does it take to recover from the PRESBYOND laser blended vision treatment?
How does it take to recover from PRESBYOND blended vision laser eye surgery? Well, it's still like laser eye surgery and so it enjoys all the benefits of rapid visual recovery in terms of the eyes become comfortable and seeing well.