READ AGAIN, WITHOUT GLASSES
PRESBYOND ™ laser blended vision for reading and distance
The laser eye procedure to correct presbyopia or ‘ageing eyes’ involves a technique called PRESBYOND ™ Laser Blended Vision.
PRESBYOND ™ safely and effectively treats Presbyopia
Everyone’s eyes age. No one is immune. You may have heard that laser eye surgery cannot correct the need for reading glasses, but this is a myth. Thousands of patients have been successfully treated for presbyopia over the past 10 years.
PRESBYOND ™, initially developed in 2005, is a revolutionary laser eye surgery technique. It’s suitable for 97% of ageing eyes.
After PRESBYOND ™ laser blended vision, over 98% of patients can read normal newsprint (‘N8’). Over 90% of patients can read the small print on medicine bottle inserts.
If you’re suitable for laser eye surgery, you can have PRESBYOND ™ laser blended vision
The laser eye surgery suitability requirements for PRESBYOND ™ are similar to laser eye surgery. We do, however, additional tests to determine the degree of correction you might need and to suggest what your results might look like.
Importantly, many more people (97%) are suitable for PRESBYOND ™ than the number of patients that can tolerate conventional monovision (~60%) whether applied by contact lenses or laser eye surgery.
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How does PRESBYOND ™ laser blended vision work?
In PRESBYOND ™ Laser Blended Vision, we treat one eye to predominantly view objects at distance, but a little up close. We treat the other eye to predominantly view objects up close, but a little at distance. Compared to monovision, however, the blending of the treatment enables patients to use both eyes in concert, rather than depending on each eye to carry out a different job.
The patient is able to see distance and near without effort because the brain combines the images. In most cases, patients experience an excellent depth of focus and overall visual acuity, without the need to wear glasses or contact lenses.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of PRESBYOND ™
PRESBYOND ™ compared to reading glasses or varifocal spectacles
PRESBYOND ™ offers
- No more putting glasses on and off
- No more losing glasses or needing to maintain multiple pairs for different purposes
- Less distortion than might be seen with varifocals in certain conditions
PRESBYOND ™ compared to Monovision contact lens or laser eye surgery
PRESBYOND ™ offers
- Better blending of near and distance optical zones to help the eyes work more in concert with each other
- None of the risks associated with prolonged contact lens wear
- A higher likelihood of tolerance to the new way of seeing (97% compared to 60%)
PRESBYOND ™ compared to lens replacement by refractive lens exchange
PRESBYOND ™ offers
- A significantly less-invasive procedure
- 10x less risk of sight-threatening complications or risks
- Less compromise in visual acuity when compared to multifocal IOLs
- Adjustable correction that can be upgraded as the eye ages further
Further information about PRESBYOND ™
MORE USEFUL INFORMATION
Read more about laser eye surgery
New refractive surgery guidelines from The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, together with patient information on Laser Vision Correction, Phakic Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Lens Exchange and a Checklist for patients will be published in April 2017. Click here for more information
Take this checklist to your consultation with your refractive surgeon performing the procedure. Discuss each item with your surgeon to help you make the decision that is right for you before having
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The Royal College of Ophthalmologists’ Laser Vision Correction Patient Information booklet (PDF). Click here for more information
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About the author
Mr James Ball | Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
MA (Cantab) MB BChir FRCOphth CertLRS
I am a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Custom Vision Clinic, St James’s University Hospital, and Nuffield Hospital. My major interest is in refractive surgery and finding the best treatment suitable for each patient.