Presbyopia is sometimes mistaken for myopia (farsightedness), but there are inherent differences between the two conditions:
The crystalline lens located behind the iris in the eye is a biconvex transparent layer made up of cells that have no blood supply. The lens is soft and flexible and controlled by ciliary muscles that push and pull it into shape in order to focus on objects at various distances.
As you age, the lens hardens and loses its natural flexibility resulting in an inability to adjust correctly to bring near objects into focus.
The cornea and the crystalline lens are responsible for refraction or the bending of light in the eye with the cornea accounting for two thirds of the eye’s refractive capability and the lens making up the other one third.
Refractive power is measured in diopters (D) and each eye has a total of 60D. Any inability to focus objects up close is reflected in a positive (+) prescription.
The decline in the lens’s elasticity declines gradually, usually at a rate of 0.3D per year but between the ages of 40 to 64 this decline can become more rapid.
Corneal inlays combined with refined laser technology are the latest breakthrough in corrective refractive procedures used to treat presbyopia.
Presbia is one such innovative corneal inlay that alters the near power in the pupil centre without infringing on distance power.
This minimally invasive technique available at Optilase restores sharp near vision without the need for reading glasses.
The Presbia corneal inlay has a neutral center point that has zero refractive power, while the peripheral zone houses positive refractive power.
This unique design works by creating two focal points in a patient’s non-dominant eye so that far vision doesn’t change while near vision is corrected.
To find out more about presbyopia and whether a corneal inlay is suitable for you, book a free consultation by calling +353 1 223 8821.
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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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.