Lens PresbyVision

See near, far, and everything in-between with Lens PresbyVisionTM

Lens PresbyVisionTM is an all-in-one procedure designed to help patients treat their presbyopia and take back clear vision.

Lens PresbyVisionTM differs slightly from LASIK in that no excimer laser is used to correct your eyesight.

Instead, a surgeon will replace the eye's natural lens with an artificial one called a trifocal lens, an upgrade from its predecessor, the bifocal lens. In the past, bifocal lenses could only correct near to far distances. But Lens PresbyVisionTM is designed to help you see clearly from near, intermediate and far distances.

The use of the trifocal lens potentially removes symptoms of other common existing eye conditions, such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism, in addition to presbyopia.

Close vision

Vision at one distance.
Close vision.

Distance Vision

Far and near vision.
Distance vision.

Intermediate vision

Intermediate vision
at distances of 40 cm to 1 m.


  • The surgeon will first use numbing eye drops.
  • Then, the surgeon will create a tiny incision in the eye, where the lens will be inserted. The eye’s natural lens will be removed carefully using a device called a phacoemulsifier.
  • Once that step is done, the trifocal lens will be inserted, replacing the natural, hardened version. The self-healing process begins almost immediately.

These lenses aren't like average soft contact lenses. The lens will be implanted directly into the eye so you won’t have to worry about inserting them into your eyes every morning, or taking them out before bedtime every night.

In addition to helping you see things like your cellphone screen or an ingredients label, Lens PresbyVisionTM has the added benefit of eliminating the need for future cataract surgery. Cataracts are an eye condition that affects more than half of the population aged 75 and over. But by using a synthetic lens, this surgery can prevent a cataract—ostensibly, a mass of protein—from developing on the eye. This is due to the fact that our eye’s lens is mainly composed of water and proteins. These proteins are arranged to keep the lens clear to allow light to pass through. But with age, that protein can start to cluster together and cloud up the lens, causing vision to become blurry or dull.

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A safe and effective surgery with life-changing results

Lens PresbyVisionTM uses Health Canada-approved medical technology to give presbyopic patients great vision from any distance.

After Lens PresbyVision:

- Nine out of 10 patients who have had this lens implanted no longer need to wear glasses, for every day tasks such as reading the car speedometer or using a smartphone.

- The trifocal lens used in Lens PresbyVisionTM has a stable record of safety, having been used in 43 countries around the world since 2010.

Life looks better without your reading glasses

Recovery following Lens PresbyVisionTM is relatively quick. After the procedure, it is strongly recommended to rest for a full day or two before returning to a normal routine. The eye care professional will issue an eye drop regimen and other post-operative instructions to ensure optimal results.

Discover if you are a candidate for Lens PresbyVisionTM procedure by booking a free, no-obligation consultation.