It's the end of the road for reading glasses

10 Sep 2012

Do you find yourself over stretching your arms when trying to read? Never mind the eye strain, fatigue and squinting, arm strain can be a give-away sign of the onset of presbyopia, the age-related loss of our clear, near vision! Close up print becomes blurred and can be quite difficult to read without the aid of reading glasses.
Maybe you find yourself holding up the queue in the supermarket, searching for your glasses or struggling to decide what to order in your favourite restaurant because you don’t want to find your reading glasses! The reality is that for some people, the loss of their clear, youthful, near vision and having to wear reading glasses is a reminder of the passing of time and the loss of one’s youth.
There’s no getting away from it, presbyopia affects everyone, usually from the age of 40 or so, even those who've enjoyed 20:20 vision all their lives or previously under gone laser vision correction. While we cannot stop the process, we can get away from the new-found and unwelcomed dependency on reading glasses.
Optilase, the Irish owned eye clinic, with clinics nationwide including Dublin’s Ely Place has introduced a pioneering new surgery called Kamra vision which in short, eliminates the need for reading glasses.
Sinead Hughes from Belfast underwent treatment at their Belfast clinic and commented:
“I really hated having to wear reading glasses and I think I was in denial for a long time that I actually needed them, I did a lot of squinting! Having the Kamra treatment (which was unbelievably straight forward and painless) was the best thing I could have done. Most of my friends are booked in for treatment in the next couple of months!”
What’s called a “KAMRA inlay”, an exceptionally small ring, just 3.8mm in diameter and weighing less than a grain of salt, with an opening in the centre, is placed under the surface of the cornea over the centre of the pupil. It corrects presbyopia by narrowing the opening that permits light rays to enter the eye. The inlay repositions the focal point back onto the surface of the retina to achieve crisp, sharp vision. The procedure takes less than 10 minutes and is totally painless. Expect to return to your usual routines the very next day! The result is picture perfect vision, without the need for cumbersome reading glasses!
To find out if you are a suitable candidate, why not contact Optilase on +353 1 223 8821 or visit Optilase website

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Patient Reviews

aine kelly
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!!!

Jenny Flynn
May 19, 2023

Amazing treatment, such friendly and bubbly staff helped take any nerves out of the day, highly recommend 😁

Dara Byrne
May 19, 2023

From start to finish, from consultation to surgery and now post surgery, Optilase have been fantastic! Surgery has been life changing! Recommending to everyone!

Sinead Griffin
May 18, 2023

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!

Jason Leavey
May 18, 2023

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.

Joseph Walshe
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.

Sarah McSarah
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

shay galon
March 28, 2023

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

Sarah Cahill
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!!

Niamh Costello
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.

Victor Oliveira
March 28, 2023

Amazing staff, couldn’t recommend enough.

Eireann Doyle
February 14, 2023

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.

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