Reading Vision Correction - All the questions you need answers to

08 Jan 2021

Having problems with your eyesight lately? Struggling with your near vision or find yourself squinting or having problems with fine print? As we get older we can lose the sharpness of our near vision, causing problems with clarity of fine print up close which can be very troublesome and debilitating. These symptoms might mean that everyday tasks like reading the newspaper or a text might become a little more difficult. If this is the case for you, then you might agree that life is too short to not find solutions to problems like these.

So what’s the solution? Well the good news is that if you do suffer with near vision problems, Reading Vision Correction might just be the answer.

Optilase, Ireland’s No.1 Private Eye Clinic, has been treating patients with these eye issues for years so it’s fair to say they know a thing or two about what you might be experiencing. Here we take a look at just what’s happening with your sight and answer any questions you might have on Reading Vision Correction, and how it might just bring you back to near perfect vision.

My near vision isn’t what it used to be, what’s happening?
Once the sharpness of our vision goes and you start to experience issues reading labels, or the newspaper it’s a sure sign that your sight could benefit from some treatment. And if you’re aged between 40 and 65, you’re in good company as this is the age group where most people experience this loss of crispness and clarity of vision, a term that’s called Presbyopia.

The technical explanation for this condition describes it as the loss or ability to focus on near objects as the eye ages, and the symptoms occur when the eye’s natural lens loses its flexibility and stiffens with age.

The condition is the reason that reading glasses become necessary, even for people who have excellent distance vision. But the good news - Reading Vision Correction can mean that your days of squinting and being overly reliant on reading glasses are numbered.

What’s the difference between Laser Eye Surgery and Reading Vision Correction?
Many people struggle to work out the difference between the two but basically, Laser Eye Surgery is carried out to correct problems related to the cornea. Generally speaking, the surgery is suitable for people between the ages of 18-65 and corrects Long-sightedness, Short-sightedness and Astigmatism.

However if you are over the age of 40 wearing reading glasses, the problem is usually related to the lens of the eye. As the eye ages, the lens becomes hard and loses its gel-like flexibility. The muscles surrounding the lens also become weaker and as a result the eye cannot focus on fine print. If this is the case with your sight, then Reading Vision Correction is the solution you’ve been waiting for.

Worried that you’re not sure which surgery is right for you? Don’t worry about that, the team at Optilase will bring you through a free consultation to assess your sight, and this will determine the type of treatment or surgery your sight needs. Optilase also offers combination procedures whereby they can correct problems relating to the cornea and reading vision problems using a combination of Laser Eye Surgery and Reading Vision Correction treatments, if your individual sight problem needs this treatment.

How do I know I need Reading Vision Correction?
If you are aged between 40 and 65 and you have trouble reading fine print clearly, there;’s a high likelihood that you have Presbyopia and may need this treatment, but as with any symptoms it’s always good to seek professional recommendation, and that’s what having a free consultation with a Private Eye Clinic is a good idea - you’ll leave informed and with viable options, no matter what your assessment determines.

I’ve had Laser Eye Surgery in the past, but I’m still having problems with fine print. Why is this?
Laser Eye Surgery corrects a variety of conditions, by correcting the shape of your cornea. Reading vision problems are caused by an ageing of the lens of the eye and a weakening of the eye’s muscles and is a completely different condition. Regardless of you having previously had Laser Eye Surgery, the majority of people will still be reading glasses because essentially the complaint comes from a different part of your eye.

Presbyopia is quite a specific issue, and it only affects people after age 40; usually becoming quite noticeable by age 45. It’s solely due to ageing of the eye, so if you are younger than 40 and you have issues with close vision, you’re better suited for Laser Eye Surgery, as your problems require a correction of the cornea. If you are older than 65, it is possible that you have complications other than presbyopia which alter your underlying prescription needs – for
instance, cataracts. But don’t worry, whatever is the best option for your sight will be investigated at your initial consultation with our team. Your sight is in the best hands possible as soon as you walk through the doors of Thérapie.

Is there any other way for me to deal with Presbyopia other than Reading Vision Correction?
Aside from reading glasses or contact lenses, there’s a type of laser surgery procedure called mono-vision correction which can sometimes correct both near and far vision but not all patients are suitable candidates for this procedure.

Due to major technological advancements, patients have an alternative to reading glasses and mono-vision, in the form of Multifocal lens replacement. During your consultation, your Optometrist will be able to assess which option is best suited to your vision.

Meet the Optilase team for your free consultation
So what exactly happens when you visit Optilase for a free consultation on Reading Vision Correction? You’ll be glad to know that it’s quick and very straight forward. To start with, a Laser Optometrist will carry out a series of eye examinations to determine your suitability for the treatment. They will then explain in detail the processes involved and answer any questions you may have.

The most suitable treatment for you will be discussed at a consultation with one of Optilase’s experienced Optometrists and will take your current prescription and lifestyle into account. Whatever the treatment prescribed know that if you go ahead, it will be entirely painless and take on average, less than 10 minutes, allowing you to resume most activities the very next day after your treatment.

Like most treatments, a rule patients selection criteria applies for Reading Vision Correction. Generally speaking this is to be aged between 40-65, wearing reading glasses for at least two years, difficulty focusing on print close up, have to hold items far away to see them clearly and may suffer from eye strain or blurred vision. Please be reassured that this is a general criteria, the best advice is to always speak to a professional and that’s why Optilase offers a free consultation to all potential patients.

Why Optilase is the Eye clinic for you
For almost the past twenty years, Optilase, a proud family run Irish business are Ireland’s leading Laser Eye Surgery clinic, and as one of the first private clinics to be established in the country, is renowned for it’s experience and expertise in providing exceptional laser eye surgery in Ireland.

The team is made up of some of the world’s leading Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeons, Laser Optometrists and Medical Staff, all of whom are focused on providing the very best laser eye treatment available, using the latest and most sophisticated technology. Whatever is the best option for your sight will be investigated at your initial consultation with the Optilase team, and there is no doubt about it, your sight is in the best hands possible as soon as you walk through doors of an Optilase clinic.

Find out more today from Ireland’s No.1 Eye Surgery Clinic Optilase

If you have Presbyopia there’s a good chance that you may be a candidate for Reading Correction Surgery. The best way to find out is to book a consultation in an Eye Surgery Clinic, and with almost 20 years experience, Optilase is Ireland’s No.1 Eye Surgery Clinic and the best place to start your journey back to excellent vision. Optilase has clinics throughout the island of Ireland.

If you’d like to find out more about whether or not you may be a suitable candidate for Reading Vision Correction, the best thing that you can do today is to take the first step towards perfect vision, call Optilase today for a free consultation on +353 1 223 8821.

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