Just like LASIK surgery, but for up-close reading vision loss (presbyopia)
Laser PresbyVisionTM (or PresbyLASIKTM) is a vision correction surgery designed to treat your eyes using state-of-the-art laser technology similar to what is used with LASIK.
The procedure has been adapted slightly to treat up-close reading vision loss.
With Laser PresbyVisionTM, also referred to as PresbyLASIKTM, the surgeon will correct the dominant eye (the better-functioning eye) to see from far distances and the other to see from near distances. By correcting each eye for better vision at different distances, patients can expect to have functional vision for tasks that require up-close reading vision as well as for those that require distance vision. This means your post-surgery vision will resemble what it looks like through bifocals—only without the glasses. After Laser PresbyVisionTM, eyesight from both near and far distances is clear and comfortable.
Most LASIK MD patients who have had Laser PresbyVisionTM adapt to the outcome and notice an improvement to their vision. What's more is that this surgery preserves depth perception (the ability to see the world in three dimensions) and contrast sensitivity (the ability to distinguish between light and dark).
Safety with results
If you have myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism, you may be a viable candidate for this treatment option. Most of our patients are pleased with the results of their procedure. Additionally:
98% patients notice an improvement in performing routine tasks from up close, like reading texts or seeing computer screens.
96% of patients have achieved 20/20 distance vision or better following their Laser PresbyVisionTM treatment.
Most patients are able to return to their normal routine in approximately 24 hours. Post-operative instructions, including an easy-to-follow eye drop schedule, will be shared with you by our clinic staff on the day of your Laser PresbyVision™ (also known as Presbylaser™) surgery. These guidelines will help ensure your post-treatment recovery goes as smoothly as possible and you can enjoy the potential of performing every-day activities, like driving your car or seeing the step-by-step instructions to a recipe, with clear vision.
Discover if you are a candidate for Laser PresbyVisionTM procedure by booking a free, no-obligation consultation.