Get Rid of Your Reading Glasses with Presbia from Optilase

28 Jun 2013

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.


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 +353 1 223 8821 to find the Optilase clinic nearest you, or see for more information.

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May 22, 2023

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!!!

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May 19, 2023

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May 17, 2023

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.

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April 13, 2023

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

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March 28, 2023

Absolutely delighted with result, the staff were very friendly and accommodating. They keep you very calm before and after procedure

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March 28, 2023

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!!

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March 28, 2023

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.

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February 14, 2023

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