Offering freedom with Presbyond to our Melbourne patients
Older patients now have the chance to do away with their reading glasses with Presbyond laser blended vision, performed by Dr Anton van Heerden and his highly trained team at Eye Laser Specialists. While other techniques such as traditional LASIK and PRK only correct long-distance vision, Presbyond laser blended vision provides you clear, spectacle-free sight for both long-distance and reading vision.
What is Presbyopia?
Presbyopia is the natural age-related decline in the near focusing ability of the eye. These changes occur in the lens of the eye, which sits behind the coloured iris. Because laser eye surgery methods target the cornea at the very front of the eye, our reading vision will still eventually deteriorate with age. Early presbyopia becomes noticeable around 45 years of age for most people.
There is currently no cure for presbyopia or any way to completely restore the eye’s natural focusing ability. However, with Presbyond, our Melbourne patients can once again experience the ability to see up close without reading glasses.
Presbyond Laser Blended Vision
Presbyond laser blended vision is a modification of the traditional LASIK technique, utilising the same high precision laser technology. Dr Anton van Heerden performs Presbyond in our Melbourne clinic at Eye Laser Specialists, which is fully equipped with all the tools needed to provide the utmost care for your vision.
Unlike the traditional monovision arrangement, Presbyond laser blended vision provides a degree of both far and near vision to both eyes while taking into account your dominant eye. As traditional monovision involves one eye being corrected solely for distance vision and the other eye solely for near, this carries some potential disadvantages such as difficulty with adaptation, compromised depth perception, and a blur zone at intermediate distances.
During your initial consultation to assess your suitability for Presbyond laser blended vision, you will undergo comprehensive tests to assess if you can tolerate the proposed change in your vision and if you will be suitable to have this surgery.
Like LASIK, the Presbyond laser blended vision operation involves the creation of a corneal flap, allowing the excimer laser to access the deeper tissues of the cornea. The laser is used to reshape the cornea, adjusting the way light passes through it. The result is functional long-distance and near vision without glasses or contacts.