Most people notice changes in the clarity of their vision sometime in their 40s. Even if you’ve enjoyed 20/20 vision for most of your life, you will gradually discover that you need brighter light to see clearly, and that you have to hold a newspaper or menu at arm’s length in order to make out small print. Your eyes may become particularly fatigued after long periods of doing close work, or you may suffer frequent headaches due to eye strain.
This age-related occurrence is known as presbyopia (or age-related farsightedness), and it happens when the lens of the eye loses its youthful flexibility. The lens no longer easily bends and focuses incoming light rays on the retina, and it becomes harder for the eye to focus on objects that are up close.
Presbyopia Treatment Options
With over 450,000 vision procedures completed, Laser Eye Center is the practice of choice for the treatment of presbyopia. Our team offers two safe, effective treatment options.
The first is LASIK refractive surgery to create a “monovision” effect. Monovision means that one eye is corrected for near or intermediate vision and the other eye is corrected for distance vision. The eyes then work together, with one eye taking the lead to provide distance vision and the other taking the lead for near vision. Monovision with LASIK surgery provides great vision at different distances, and reading glasses are only occasionally needed.
Another option is to undergo clear lens exchange, wherein the natural lenses of your eyes are replaced with artificial lenses (we recommend the PanOptix trifocal intraocular lenses). Clear lens exchange improves vision and eliminates the need for cataract surgery later in life. The PanOptix lens provides the clear vision at near, intermediate and faraway distances that you need to go about your daily work and leisure activities.
Monovision vs Clear Lens Exchange
Monovision with LASIK
Clear Lens Exchange
- Corrects age-related farsightedness by adjusting one eye for near vision and the other for distance vision
- May occasionally require glasses for certain visual tasks
- Short adjustment period
- Does not resolve the potential for cataract surgery later in life
- Corrects age-related farsightedness by replacing the eyes’ natural lenses
- Completely eliminates the need for glasses
- Eliminates the need for cataract surgery later in life
- Quick recovery & short adjustment period to adapt to newly implanted lens
Ready To Treat Your Presbyopia?
The knowledgeable team at Laser Eye Center can help you find the vision correction solution that works for your lifestyle and visual needs. Request an appointment to discuss your presbyopia treatment options by calling or emailing us today.
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