Get Rid of Your Reading Glasses with Presbia from Optilase

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Are you having trouble seeing objects close-up without relying on your glasses? Do you have to hold things far away from your eyes to get a clear focus?
Chances are you have presbyopia, or ageing of the eye.

Presbia solves Presbyopia and gives you back Near Vision

Presbia is the procedure, exclusive to Optilase in Ireland, where a corneal inlay called the Flexivue Microlens is implanted in one eye to combat the effects of presbyopia and greatly enhance close vision. If you’ve used glasses to see up close, you can get rid of them after Presbia.

 

Presbyopia occurs as the eye ages and the natural lens stiffens, resulting in problems focusing on near objects. The corneal inlay used in Presbia is implanted into one eye-your dominant eye-and allows you to see up close with clarity and precision once more.

No More Reading Glasses

Most people who have had to depend on reading glasses because of their presbyopia find they don’t need glasses at all after the Presbia procedure. It’s also a wonderful option for people who traditionally have great distance vision but who have trouble when things are close up.

Details on Presbia Procedure

The patient’s eye is numbed using a local anaesthetic, and is awake for the brief, painless procedure.

 

The Presbia procedure involves implanting the tiny Flexivue Microlens® in the patient’s non-dominant eye. It’s a slim lens; just 3-mm thick and it’s slipped into a corneal pocket created using a 150 kHz femtosecond laser. It’s placed in the pocket using a specially designed tool and the eye heals itself after a couple of days.

Results

Patients achieved dramatic improvements in their near vision after just one week, from pre-operative vision of 20/100 to 20/25-1.

 

Results after one year of having the inlay show that the Flexivue Microlens® continues to improve near vision for patients. It produces stable near vision after a full year of implantation, without any medical complications.

 

Over a period of 12 months, the average uncorrected near visual acuity of the patients’ operated eye improved from 20/100 pre-operatively to 20/25 after surgery. The benefits are obvious, and there’s no change to distance vision.

 

If you’d like to find out more about Presbia, or see if you might be a good candidate for the procedure so you can get rid of your reading glasses, you can get a completely free consultation from Optilase.

 

Just call 1890 301 302 to find the Optilase clinic nearest you, or see www.optilase.com for more information.

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