As we get older, we will at some stage require reading, bifocal or multifocal glasses that will most likely affect our lifestyle.
With blended laser vision correction, the cornea (first clear layer of the eye) is shaped in such a way that refractive errors are corrected, and an extended focus is created. To benefit maximally from this extended focus the two eyes have slightly different focus points to create an overall increased depth of focus and spectacle independence for most of your daily tasks. There is a large overlap between the two eyes in the middle creating continuous focus.
Laser blended vision has a range of benefits, especially when compared to traditional monovision options like bifocal glasses and contact lenses. It is based on a continuous focus rather than focus at specific points. Laser blended vision does not require surgery that enters the eye, making it a safer option than clear lens exchange surgery. Between 95% and 98% of laser blended vision patients can read normal newsprint and 80% to 96% can read the very smallest print on medicine bottle inserts without reading glasses.
In my next post we will look at what to expect when having PresbyLasik
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