People over 40 years old gradually lose the ability to change focus from distance to near. This condition is called Presbyopia and comes from a loss of flexibility of the lens inside the eye, as well as other age-related changes. This is a gradual change throughout life but not usually noticeable until the mid-forties. Although we may call this reading vision. It is the vision we use for eating, putting on makeup, or reading a watch or computer.
Reading glasses and contact lenses are used by many for the temporary treatment of Presbyopia. However, there are a number of vision correction procedures that can surgically reduce or eliminate the effects of Presbyopia.
Laser Vision is pleased to offer you the opportunity to see the world again as you once did!. Depending on your particular needs, we offer NV Lasik, Near Vision CK (Conductive Keratoplasty) Presby LASIK.
To decrease the need for reading glasses, the technique of creating blended vision may be helpful. With NV LASIK, the doctor fully treats one eye (usually the dominant eye) for distance, and the other eye for near. This leaves one slightly nearsighted eye for good near vision without glasses. Blended vision can help you maintain reading vision in one eye to avoid total dependence on reading glasses. With NV LASIK, you must often give up some distance sharpness. A weak pair of glasses may be helpful at times for driving. Near glasses may be needed at times for extended or difficult reading.
Blended vision is a slight compromise of both distance and near vision. Depth perception is also affected. For people with high visual demands like sports or constant near work, we recommend full distance correction with glasses for reading. NV LASIK is reversible, and additional laser treatment can usually bring that eye to distance correction, if desired.
A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR LASIK SURGERY:
- A person who has a presbyopia problem and desires the freedom from wearing glasses and/or contact lenses
- An individual free of corneal disease, especially keratoconus or thin cornea, or any disease that will delay the wound healing process.
- Pregnant woman are not allowed to receive NV LASIK treatment due to the instability of the bodies hormones.
- People who have a complete understanding of the benefit and side effects of the NV LASIK surgery, and have realistic expectations of the outcomes.