PresbyVision Myths & Facts

Presbyopia is an eye condition that affects the majority of the population as they enter their 40s. It happens when the eye’s natural lens begins to harden with age, lowering the eye’s level of elasticity. This condition makes up-close reading vision more difficult, and everyday tasks like reading your smartphone, a challenge. Learn more about the condition and how our PresbyVisionTM procedures can help.

  1. Can presbyopia be treated by a vision correction procedure?

  2. Does the procedure hurt?

  3. Is this procedure too risky?

  4. Is the recovery period long?

  5. Can I go blind?

  6. Will I have some kind of terrible side effect?

  7. If I’ve previously had LASIK, can I have PresbyVisionTM?

  8. Does my prescription need to be stable?

  9. Are traditional methods of treating presbyopia good enough?

FEAR #1: PRESBYOPIA CAN’T BE TREATED BY A VISION CORRECTION PROCEDURE.FACT: CLEAR READING VISION STARTS WITH PRESBYVISION.

Not only are our procedures designed to treat myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism but we can also help those bothered by symptoms of presbyopia. If you wear reading glasses, bifocals or progressive lenses, our PresbyVisionTM procedures can help you get rid of them.

FEAR #2: THE PROCEDURE WILL HURT.FACT: PRESBYVISION IS NOT PAINFUL.

Most of our patients say they feel nothing more than a minor sensation during the procedure, if anything at all. Plus, our surgeons will give you numbing eye drops to ensure that the experience is as painless as possible.

FEAR #3: THE PROCEDURE IS RISKY.FACT: UNQUESTIONABLE SAFETY.

Laser PresbyVisionTM is a variation of LASIK, a procedure that our surgeons have collectively performed over 1 million times. The trifocal lens used in Lens PresbyVisionTM has a stable record of safety, having been used in 43 countries around the world since 2010. Our surgeons are experts in the field of vision correction procedures, each having performed many thousands of procedures to date. This level of experience ensures that all patients undergo a procedure performed by a leading medical expert.

FEAR #4: THE RECOVERY PERIOD IS LONG.FACT: RECOVERY? WHAT RECOVERY?

The recovery period following PresbyVisionTM is short, so you’ll be back to your normal day-to-day within just a few days.

FEAR #5: I CAN GO BLIND.FACT: DON'T WORRY ABOUT GOING BLIND.

LASIK MD surgeons have collectively performed more than 1 million vision correction procedures and no one has ever gone blind. Our track record of safety speaks for itself.

FEAR #6: I WILL HAVE SOME KIND OF TERRIBLE SIDE EFFECT.FACT: The vast majority of complications are rare, minor and treatable

Like all medical procedures, PresbyVisionTM has the potential for side effects or complications. However, the likelihood of these is rare - less than 1%. The incidence rate has been further reduced through the use of our state-of-the-art technology, and the ability to screen out those patients that are not candidates. When complications occur following a PresbyVisionTM procedure, the vast majority are minor and treatable.

FEAR #7: IF I’VE PREVIOUSLY HAD LASIK, I CAN’T HAVE PRESBYVISION. FACT: YOU CAN STILL BE A CANDIDATE.

Even if you’ve had a prior vision correction procedure such as LASIK or PRK, you could still be eligible for a PresbyVisionTM procedure if you meet our criteria. There’s only one way to know if you are a candidate - by booking a free, no-obligation consultation with LASIK MD so that we can we properly evaluate your candidacy.

FEAR #8: MY PRESCRIPTION NEEDS TO BE STABLE.FACT: STABLE PRESCRIPTION NOT REQUIRED.

Presbyopia (up-close reading vision loss) is a degenerative eye condition, so que quality of your up-close reading vision will deteriorate with time. We’re pleased to report that your prescription doesn’t need to be stable in order to get a PresbyVisionTM procedure. So no matter when you decide to get the procedure done, we’re certain that you’ll enjoy the view.

FEAR #9: TRADITIONAL METHODS OF TREATING PRESBYOPIA ARE GOOD ENOUGH.FACT: THOSE METHODS ARE NOT PERMANENT, LONG-TERM SOLUTIONS.

The usual first response to presbyopia is to purchase a pair of drugstore reading glasses, a pair of prescription bifocals, or progressive contact lenses. These methods all have their drawbacks. Reading glasses can never be found when you need them, bifocals can make you feel old, and contacts can irritate or dry out your eyes (not to mention put you at risk for infection!). And since your eyes continue to age, your prescription will continue to change, requiring you to continuously spend money on new glasses and lenses. PresbyVisionTM, on the other hand, can offer you the freedom you crave from glasses and contacts.