Tom Dunne, Radio Broadcaster and Musician, has undertaken a pioneering treatment called Presbia that provides a reading glasses-free alternative for ageing eyes.
Tom Dunne is a Radio Broadcaster and Musician. He is best known as lead singer with Dublin group "Something Happens" with unforgettable singles like 'Parachute’.
“I lost my ability to see things up close, and became completely reliant on reading glasses”, says Tom. I couldn’t read my phone or the daily papers, which is a big issue in my line of work.”
Tom was experiencing an eye problem that happens to just about everybody over the age of 40: it’s ageing of the eye, known as Presbyopia. The muscles that usually squeeze the lens in the eye into shape, to allow you to see objects close up, become stiff and don’t work as well anymore.
Most people notice they have to hold printed material at arm’s length, away from their face, in an attempt to see it clearly - this is a dead giveaway for Presbyopia. It doesn’t matter if you’ve had laser eye surgery before, or if you’ve had perfect vision all your life - Presbyopia is inevitable.
Tom’s work in media meant he had no choice but to rely on her glasses to see, so he decided to have the Presbia treatment in Optilase.
A microscopically thin disc is slipped into place over the cornea, and it works to gather all the light entering the eye; focusing it onto the retina to allow you to form a perfectly clear image. It only needs to be inserted into one eye, and your distance vision remains unaffected.
“I was excited to hear Optilase had a solution to my near vision problem” says Tom. “The team were explained everything in detail during my consultation and I felt nothing other than a slight pressure during the procedure It’s also really quick. Now I can read my iPad; texts; computer; the newspaper apps on the phone, everything. This small, simple treatment has made a massive difference in my life.
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