Once we reach our 40’s we begin to lose our ability to focus on objects near to us and we have to use ‘reading glasses’ to see clearly up close. This can mean having to wear glasses to read, look at our mobile phone, look at the time in our watch or use a computer. This change in our vision happens because as we get older the natural lenses in our eyes become harder and our eye muscles are no longer able to focus these lenses correctly.
We hear every day from patients who have been told that Laser Eye Surgery cannot fix the need for reading glasses or that lens replacement surgery is their only option. This is simply not true! Over the years we have helped thousands of our patients achieve freedom from reading glasses using a technique known as ‘blended vision’.
Blended vision is a similar concept to monovision – where one eye is focused for distance and the other is focused for near. Monovision has been used successfully for decades with glasses and contact lenses to correct distance and near vision simultaneously. Blended vision with our state of the art Laser Eye Surgery technology means that we can give each eye a greater range of clear vision and help our brain to blend the images together seamlessly.
At your initial consultation we will assess your suitability for Laser Eye Surgery and blended vision. We can even demonstrate to you how blended vision works and what your day to day vision will feel like. Our advanced diagnostics allow us to truly customise your treatment to ensure it is as safe and effective as possible.
Laser Eye Surgery can turn the clock back, however the clock does keep ticking and natural changes to our vision as time goes on are inevitable. Although Laser Eye Surgery is permanent, these natural changes can mean that you may need glasses or contact lenses again in the future. Most patients can have their treatment repeated to regain the freedom again. We recommend a consultation to find out what is possible.