Presbyopia

Improving your Quality of LIFE by improving your Quality of VISION

Presbyopia Summary


Presbyopia affects everyone - typically around the age of 42-45 years. It's when your arms feel they are too short and you're always looking for more light in order to see what you're reading. Then you get reading glasses and before you know it, there are pairs of reading glasses lying all over the house and office, yet you can never seem to find them

Presbyopia
There are multiple surgical options that work very well to rid you of reading glasses. The best option for you will be sought out. This depends on factors like what your current distance vision is like, how you respond to monovision testing, what your exact requirements are and many other factors. Rest assured that we have the widest range of treatment options available and will not recommend any surgery until we are sure what your best option is. Most times we will trial this option when and where feasible using a contact lens trial
Presbyopia (Options To Get Rid of Reading Glasses)
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Overview

Presbyopia is difficulty reading up near with age. When light rays enter the normal eye, they are focused at a single point on the retina, located at the back of the eye thanks to the lens inside the eye changing shape (accommodating). The cornea (the clear portion at the front of the eye) and the lens inside the eye bend or ‘refract’ the light rays so that they focus at the correct point. As we age the lens becomes less elastic and the light cannot focus on the retina any more and it seems that our arms are becoming too short. This is when people start using reading glasses.

Benefits

  • Recovery is quick
  • Convenience of being able to see near without glasses
  • Look and feel years younger

Candidates

  • Difficulty reading later in life
  • Can be combined with other vision correction procedures

Arrange a Consultation


Please be advised that you are not expected to be familiar with all the information below nor are you expected to decide which procedure to have before having consulted with us. Please feel free to book a consultation and get advice on which procedure is best for you and get all the relevent information explained to you.

Presbyopia


There are multiple surgical options that work very well to rid you of reading glasses. The best option for you will be sought out. This depends on factors like what your current distance vision is like, how you respond to monovision testing, what your exact requirements are and many other factors. Rest assured that we have the widest range of treatment options available and will not recommend any surgery until we are sure what your best option is. Most times we will trial this option when and where feasible using a contact lens trial

Options


1) Monovision (with LASIK or with Clear Lens Extraction)

One eye is corrected for reading and the other for distance vision. This works very well for a large proportion of patients. We will do multiple tests to determine whether this is the best option for you.

Monovision

What is Monovision?

Monovision Training

How to get the best from Monovision

Dr Cummings has LASIK

In 2011 Dr Cummings underwent LASIK Monovision surgery

2) Kamra Inlay

Here a pinhole inlay is implanted into the cornea and provides improved reading while compromising distance vision minimally. See more about the Kamra inlay here.

Kamra Inlay

Learn about the Kamra Inlay

3) Raindrop

A small 2mm hydrogel implant is placed into the cornea and this provides improved reading vision with a minimal impact on distance vision. A very good solution for the person seeking improved reading but who cannot tolerate monovision. For further information visit Revision Optics

Raindrop

Learn about the Raindrop procedure

4) Refocus / VisAbility

This procedure is best suited to the person that cannot tolerate any form of monovision at all and does not like the 2 eyes being different. This is performed on both eyes and there is improved reading vision and improved intermediate vision (e.g. computer screen) while distance vision remains perfect. Please see here for further information.

Refocus

Introduction to Refocus treatments.

5) Multifocal IOL's

These are lens implants that replace the natural lens and have multifocal optics i.e. each eye can see far and each eye can see near. This tends to be the procedure of choice if there are signs of early cataract or the distance vision is also slightly impaired. As you can see there are many options and we take our job of helping you decide which one is most appropriate for you very seriously. Contact us to find out more

Multifocal IOL's

Bifocal, Trifocal or EDOF

Costs


Procedure Costs

For VHI, AVIVA, Laya and Glo Subscribers

Treatment
Price
Price *After Med-1 Tax Rebate of 20%
KAMRA Inlay
€2,200 per Eye
€1,760 per Eye
KAMRA Inlay with Laser Eye Surgery
€3,100 per Eye
€2,480 per Eye
Raindrop Inlay
€3,100 per Eye
€2,480 per Eye

Standard Prices

Treatment
Price
Price *After Med-1 Tax Rebate of 20%
KAMRA Inlay
€2,200 per Eye
€1,760 per Eye
KAMRA Inlay with Laser Eye Surgery
€3,100 per Eye
€2,480 per Eye
Raindrop Inlay
€3,100 per Eye
€2,480 per Eye

Arrange a Consultation


Trust your eyes to the surgeon who has performed 10,000 or more procedures, not 100. Trust the Wellington Eye Clinic. If you are interested in a life without glasses or contact lenses please feel free to book a consultation with one of our surgeons who will advise what is best for you.