Presbyond Laser Blended Vision

Learn more about Presbyond Laser Blended Vision at our London surgery, for people who use reading glasses.

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What is Presbyond?

Our Presbyond laser blended vision is a treatment in London is designed for people suffering from Presbyopia which is an age-related need for reading glasses. Over time the natural lens inside the human eye deteriorates, which makes near focusing increasingly difficult after the age of 40 and can start interfering with day to day tasks.

The Presbyond laser procedure uses a sophisticated wavefront laser to sculpt and correct the cornea so that the vision is blended from near to intermediate to distances, reducing or eliminating the need for reading glasses.

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Presbyond explained

In these toggles we explain what you need to know about Presbyond

Do you do any of the following?

  • Increasingly you have to move things into the light to see them.
  • You take things to the window to see them properly.
  • You can only see up close when you put your reading glasses on.
  • Sound like you? Presbyond vision correction may be the perfect solution for you.

We will carry out a detailed ophthalmic assessment to assess whether or not you could adapt to Presbyond vision. Most people can adapt.

Even if you have had LASIK or cataract surgery previously, it is still possible to have Presbyond.

Although Presbyond is usually used to compensate for reading glasses, it can be combined with correction of short-sightedness (Myopia), long-sightedness (Hyperopia) and Astigmatism depending on the patient’s needs.

Presbyond is laser vision correction that significantly reduces the need for reading glasses and the procedure is very similar to LASIK.

The laser re-profiles the cornea to bring both eyes into the optical state that gives the best-blended vision. It does this by extending the range of focus (depth of field) of each of your eyes so that your brain can make out all the details. Subsequently, you can see objects clearly in the near, intermediate and distance range, without glasses or contacts.

Presbyond consists of two stages. The first stage is the laser correction itself, and the second is the brain relearning to use the new vision. This adaptation period usually lasts for a few weeks or months at most.

Most people who have had Presbyond are spectacle independent for all distances.

Assuming you are suitable and wish to proceed, you can select a date for your procedure. It is usual to have both eyes operated on the same day.

After Presbyond:

  • You will have greater freedom
  • Your natural vision will be restored
  • You will be able to do the things you love to do without having to grab your glasses or lenses first

Is Presbyond the same as multifocal implants surgery?

No. With Presbyond we do not enter into the eye, and so the natural lens is left in place. Instead, the procedure is carried out by the laser on your cornea.

I have been diagnosed with cataracts. Can I have Presbyond?

Yes. A cataract is caused by clouding of the natural lens. If you have cataracts, it is, of course, necessary to have these removed first.

You will have a monofocal implant inserted at the time of your cataract surgery. Afterwards, you will only require conventional spectacles for reading.

Then, once your eyes have settled, it is possible to have a preoperative assessment for Presbyond.

It is best to wait at least 3 to 6 months after cataract surgery before proceeding with Presbyond laser surgery.

What if I have Presbyond and later develop cataracts?

Having Presbyond surgery in no way affects cataract surgery. If you require cataract surgery at a later time, it is possible to have the cataract removed, and the vision will return to normal. You will remain independent of glasses.

What happens if I can’t get used to the vision after Presbyond?

We can reverse Presbyond laser vision correction with a second laser treatment.

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Why do our patients choose Presbyond?

The answer is simple – they want to escape limitations and take charge of their life

Clear vision at every distance

Reading this with specs on? Everyone’s vision changes as they age. Now, you can have safe and effective laser eye surgery aimed at reducing the need for all those specs.

Life-changing results

Presbyond can help you feel like you’re winning the battle against ageing. Pause the clock on your eyes and regain that youthful confidence that you never knew you had lost.

Wave goodbye to your reading glasses and varifocals

A sense of freedom and convenience washes over you. Any anxiety surrounding your vision and dependency on lenses has left. You feel younger and reinvigorated.

Set an example

Your friends will be impressed by your bravery and proactive approach to life. With your new vision, you’re more able to accomplish your goals and are even ready to set more challenging ones in the future.

Remove restraints

No more accepting and tolerating ‘your lot’ in life. Your eyes can finally keep up with you.

PRESBYOND FAQs

Anaesthetic eye drops are used before the procedure to numb the eyes and the procedure itself takes up to 20 minutes per eye.

Recovery is rapid with very little discomfort although In the initial recovery period there may be a gritty sensation and sensitivity to light may be experienced. After the procedure, any discomfort you may feel starts to fade within a few hours. The eyes are considered to be fully healed after 7 days.

No. With Presbyond, your natural lens is left in place as we do not enter into the eye. The procedure is carried out by a laser on the surface of the cornea.

Yes. A cataract is caused by clouding of the natural lens. If you have cataracts, it is, of course, necessary to have these removed first.

You will have a monofocal implant inserted at the time of your cataract surgery. Afterwards, you will only require conventional spectacles for reading.

Then, once your eyes have settled, it is possible to have a preoperative assessment for Presbyond.

It is best to wait at least 3 to 6 months after cataract surgery before proceeding with Presbyond laser surgery.

Having Presbyond surgery in no way affects cataract surgery if you require it at a later time. After we remove your cataracts, your vision should return to normal, and you should remain independent of glasses.
We will carry out a detailed ophthalmic assessment to assess whether or not you can adapt to Presbyond. Most people have no difficulty adapting to Presbyond vision.

About Our London Eye Clinic Experts

Meet the My-iClinic founders, Mr John Bolger and Ms Bola Odufuwa. Two consultant eye surgeons who made it their life goal to make your life better.

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Bola Odufuwa-Bolger

Consultant Ophthalmologist
Clinic Director
MBBS DO FRCS (Ed) FRCOphth MSc

Bola Odufuwa is a consultant ophthalmologist at The Royal Free Hospital and My-iClinic. Her specialities include cataract, glaucoma, paediatric, and laser refractive surgery. Bola has had extensive training at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, where she gained expertise in the management of various eye conditions.

Bola Odufuwa’s special interests include optimal refractive outcomes following cataract surgery, non-penetrating glaucoma surgery, and assessment eyesight in children with special needs: particularly dyslexia and autism.

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Mr John Bolger

Consultant Ophthalmologist
Clinic Director
FRCS DO FEBOS -CR

John Bolger is a Consultant Ophthalmologist and Clinic Director at My-iClinic. His specialities include ophthalmology, laser refractive surgery (SMILE, Presbyond, LASIK, PRK, PTK), refractive lens exchange (RLE), cataract surgery, glaucoma treatment and macular degeneration.

Over the course of his career, John Bolger has carried out over 35,000 cataract operations, 20 of which were for eye surgeons. He has also taught over 1500 young ophthalmologists worldwide as they begin their surgical careers.

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