Not always; it depends on your vision problems.
Once you enter your mid-forties, you’ll probably develop presbyopia (ageing of the eye that makes it hard to read things up close). This is aside from whatever refractive error you have!
If your problem is seeing things in the distance, and you have both eyes corrected for this, it means you’ll still need reading glasses to read things close to you.
Monovision may be an option- this means that one eye is corrected for distance vision, so you can see far away, and the other eye is either corrected for near vision or in some cases, left in its natural state.
It may work for certain patients but it is entirely due to that patient’s eye issues and age.
When it does work, it means that reliance on glasses for both distances is done away with. However, having two eyes focussing together and corrected for the same distance is what gives us binocular vision and gives critical depth perception.
Monovision does not work for everyone, some people will be aware of visual confusion as the eyes are focused at different distances and / or that judgement of depth is impaired.
This is an important consideration for those people for whom critical depth perception is required in their occupation or hobbies. Often a trial with contact lenses to simulate monovision will be offered and patients can assess for themselves how comfortable they are.
Also, bear in mind that Monovison may work better for early presbyopes with lower reading prescriptions, so even if it works initially it probably won’t work over time.
Optilase offer two different solutions to people with presbyopia, designed to specifically address the condition, which is age related and not a problem with your corneas, called Presbia and KAMRA.
To find out more, call Optilase on +353 1 223 8821 or enter your details in the consultation form and we'll call you.
Absolutely amazing from the consultation with Aisling in at Athlone to everyone in Ely Place and my surgeon Tom!! Delighted to have my 20/20 free and to be glasses and contacts free!!! Thank you all so much again!!!
Amazing treatment, such friendly and bubbly staff helped take any nerves out of the day, highly recommend 😁
From start to finish, from consultation to surgery and now post surgery, Optilase have been fantastic! Surgery has been life changing! Recommending to everyone!
So happy with my results! There was a very quick turnaround between my consultation and the surgery and they were so flexible with appointment times. There is a lot of waiting around on the day of surgery but once started it’s a very quick process! Would highly recommend to anyone considering!
Very happy so far, was a thoroughly professional experience from the consultation to the surgery to post op checks. Was slightly delayed on day of surgery but all worth it in the end. Would definitely recommend to anyone choosing to go down the laser eye surgery route.
I had laser eye surgery one week ago. It was by far the best decision I’ve ever made. I was extremely nervous about getting the procedure done, so I did get a second opinion on it. The service optilase offers was by far superior than anything else offered by other places. They were always happy to answer questions, and even got my optometrist, Michaela, to call me back to answer questions I had. On the day of surgery, I was in and out within an hour - super quick and efficient. The surgeon was very reassuring as were the whole team. By that evening there was a noticeable improvement in my vision, and by the next morning I had better than 20/20 vision. The precision of my vision now is indescribable: everything is so much clearer and life is just better! By far the best decision I’ve ever made. Thank you Michaela & Team Optilase for all of your help. I would highly recommend to anyone.
The staff were so friendly and helpful and made the whole process very easy. I got emails and phonecalls with all the information I needed and more from when I booked my first consultation until after the surgery. I had LASIK, which was quick and comfortable. My surgeon was kind and thorough and he took the time to chat before and after the procedure. It was all just generally easier and more pleasant than I expected and I’m so glad to have had LASIK here
Absolutely delighted with result, the staff were very friendly and accommodating. They keep you very calm before and after procedure
Best decision I’ve ever made! The clinic in Ely place was incredible- from start to finish you are so well looked after and all the staff are so incredibly nice! Anyone wondering whether they should do it , go for it!! I can’t believe I waited so long!!
The support from the stuff is incredible. They are always willing to help and answer any questions you may have, both pre and post procedure. I had the PRK procedure and although I am only just at the 2 week mark I can say that my recovery will take longer than I expected so that was slightly disappointing. Though I am aware recovery times differ, I was surprised because I was consistently told 2 weeks recovery time.
Amazing staff, couldn’t recommend enough.
Had a brilliant experience at Optilase, 2 weeks from my consultation I was in to get my LASIK surgery after being told I was not eligible in other clinics. The staff were so friendly and reassuring I really felt in safe hands.