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Laser eye surgery for presbyopia

Symptoms and Treatment of Presbyopia

Presbyopia is a very common, age-related eye condition that affects the flexibility of the natural lens. It generally starts affecting eyesight at around the age of 40 and can gradually worsen over time.

While there is no cure for presbyopia, laser and lens surgery can help to restore the natural function of the eye. At LEC London, our team of experts have over 30 years of experience in the field of refractive surgery and can help treat the effects of presbyopia.

What Does Presbyopia Do To The Eye?

The lens in our eyes can naturally change the refractive power of light by contracting and expanding, in a process called accommodation. This elasticity of the lens is what allows us to see things clearly at different distances.

However, as we age, the natural eye lens loses elasticity in various places. This means that focusing becomes difficult at various distances.

From the age of around 40, you may find that it’s increasingly difficult to see objects at a close distance, such as reading a book or looking at your phone. You may find that you instinctively move these objects further away so you can focus, but this isn’t a long-term solution.

Instead, wearing glasses can allow you to easily focus. Or, if you don’t want to wear glasses, you may opt for surgery.

Presbyopia Treatment

At LEC London, we offer laser surgery as well as multifocal and trifocal lens surgery to correct presbyopia.

Presbyond® Laser Blended Vision

The Presbyond® Laser Blended Vision method is a modern and safe laser eye treatment for presbyopia. It involves separately optimising each eye for near and far-sighted vision.

While this may seem strange at first, the brain soon adapts and blends the two images so you can see both near and far without effort, as well as providing depth of focus and visual acuity without needing glasses or contact lenses.

Multifocal and trifocal lens surgery involves implanting artificial lenses in the eye, which are able to correctly change the refractive power of light in order to see things close up and at a distance. Because the lens is artificial, it doesn’t lose its properties over time like a natural lens, and so your vision remains constant and will no longer change as you age.

At LEC London, we only use premium lenses that meet the highest quality standards. This means that the glare is kept to minimal levels and you’ll be able to see better in reduced light conditions, such as at night.

The procedure is relatively straight forward and takes around 15 minutes per eye to complete.

Our team are experts at performing lens surgery, as well as Presbyond® Laser Blended Vision surgery. As a member of the EuroEyes International Eye Group (EE), LEC London is part of the leading eye clinic groups for lens and laser vision correction worldwide, and we have performed the most trifocal lens implantations worldwide.

Get in touch with our clinic for a free consultation and discuss your eye problems with us. We can talk you through your options and explain how they would help your vision.

About LEC London

As a member of the EuroEyes International Eye Group (EE), LEC London is a part of the leading eye clinic groups for lens and laser vision correction worldwide. Our London location joins international clinics in Berlin, Beijing, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Munich, Shanghai and Shenzhen.

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In 2021, the EuroEyes Internal Eye Group won a hat-trick three awards, including:

  1. The most Trifocal lenses (Zeiss) worldwide, in the treatment of presbyopia
  2. The most ICL implantations in Europe, in the treatment of myopia
  3. The most ReLEx Smile® laser eye operations in Europe