TREATMENTS FOR PRESBYOPIA
Presbyopia is the medical term for long-sightedness that is caused by a loss of elasticity of the eye’s lens. It’s a natural part of the ageing process. Onset is gradual, and typically becomes more and more noticeable in people over 40. Most people in their 60s will have lost most of the elasticity of the eye’s lens that is needed to focus on objects up-close.
At New Vision Eye Clinic, we offer a variety of solutions for presbyopia – including lens replacement, laser eye surgery and bi-vocal or vari-focal eye glasses – to help you bring your world back into focus.
Presbyopia surgery (also known as a Clear Lens Exchange, Refractive Lens Exchange, or Natural Lens Exchange) can correct both long and short-sightedness in one proven, permanent lens replacement procedure. It’s ideal for people over 45, and can also prevent or eliminate cataracts, which is one of the most common causes of vision loss.
If you wear different glasses for distance vision and close-up vision, or you wear bi-focal, vari-focal or multi-focal contact lenses, presbyopia surgery may be the solution you’re looking for.
Presbyopia surgery replaces the hardened, inflexible lens in your eye with an advanced intraocular lens that can help you to attain crystal-clear focus at short, middle and long distances.
It’s a non-laser procedure that is often recommended to mature patients with a variety of conditions or complaints, including astigmatism or a high prescription. The intraocular lens isn’t subject to our own ageing process, so you’ll also have peace of mind in knowing that you won’t develop cataracts later in life. If your ophthalmologist doesn’t feel that you’re suitable for lens replacement, they will inform you about other vision correction procedures.