Laser Vision Correction Options for Presbyopia
For adults that have trouble seeing objects up close, such as reading a newspaper or your phone, may have a condition called presbyopia. For adults over the age of 40, this is a very common eye condition. At New Vision Laser Center, we offer laser vision correction options to help correct presbyopia.
What is Presbyopia?
Presbyopia causes your eyes to lose their ability to change focus and see objects that are close. When you were young, your eyes had flexible, soft lenses that changed shape easily. This ability to change shape allowed your eyes to focus on objects that were both near and far away.
Changes to you eyes happen around the age of 40, when the lenses of your eyes become less flexible and much more rigid. They can’t change shape as easily as they did when you were young, making it more difficult to see things up close, like your phone or the newspaper.
Monovision LASIK for Presbyopia
For patients with presbyopia, Monovision LASIK preserves good near and distance vision without the need for glasses and contact lenses. The procedure optimizes one eye for distance vision and the other eye for near vision. With a little practice, patients learn to adjust their vision to accommodate between different distances.
The advantage of Monovision LASIK is the freedom it can provide from reading glasses. Monovision LASIK makes it possible for a person to repeatedly change the range of focus, without having to constantly remove or add corrective lenses.
Most patients adapt readily to this vision option; however, Monovision LASIK is not for everyone. During your initial consultation with Dr. Gladsden, he will determine if Monovision LASIK is right for you.
If you are struggling to see things up close, contact New Vision Laser Center today. At your consultation, Dr. Gladsend will perform an eye exam and determine the best laser vision correction procedure for you.