As we age, the autofocus mechanism in our eye gradually fails.
During an average day, you typically have to look at things at all distances. You may watch television at the other end of the room, work on a computer in the mid-distance and read the text on your phone close-up. Now, however, you’ve started to notice that things are a bit blurry up close. You might have already increased the font size and brightness on your smartphone, or hold your book at arm’s length
Up to now, the only way to overcome this was to wear reading glasses. Some contact lens wearers have their contacts adjusted so that one eye sees far and the other sees near – this is called monovision.
Other patients have gone as far as having lens surgery with a multifocal implant replacing the natural lens. Today, people can have PRESBYOND.
PRESBYOND is laser vision correction that eliminates the need for reading glasses by increasing the depth of field (range in which objects appear in focus) of each eye so that there is a continuum from near through intermediate to distance where objects are perceived sharply without glasses or contacts.
PRESBYOND has two main components. The first is the laser correction itself and the second is the brain relearning to use the new vision. This adaptation usually happens with a few weeks or months at most. Most people who have had Presbyond are spectacle independent for all distances.
Can multifocal implants get rid of reading glasses?
Multifocal implants are used to replace the natural lens either as part of a cataract operation, or when a patient chooses to have their clear lens replaced to be free of glasses. They can provide a solution for some patients, but they can cause disturbances in vision, which can be troublesome. These disturbances include halos around lights, starbursts and glare. Sometimes the patient with a multifocal implant has difficulty driving at night due to these disturbances. These disturbances are almost non-existent with PRESBYOND.
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Here’s what Londoners say about vision correction at My-iClinic
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Have been dreaming about laser eye surgery since I was 15. Can't believe that my eyes can actually see right now without contacts, wow! Will recommend My-iClinic to all of my friends. Mr Bolger is the best.
Beautiful setup plus excellent service, reassuring expertise of surgeons, friendly staff and yet very professional. Absolutely phenomenal all round! Very pleased with everything.
Brilliant experience with My-iClinic for laser eye surgery. The team are clearly experts in the area, and I felt well looked after through the entire process. Honest, friendly and professional, I thoroughly recommend My-iClinic for anyone considering laser corrective surgery.
Ms Priti Patel
I had a really satisfactory experience with my-iClinic and am quite happy with the results of the surgery and the aftercare. I would like to recommend it to anyone who wants to have any kind of eye surgery with them. Absolutely brilliant.?
I was struggling with a viral conjunctivitis. After 2 visits to Moorfields and the condition getting worse, I was recommended to My-iClinic. I felt instantly looked after, and was seen almost daily due to the severity of the virus. It has now been 4 weeks and I am well on the mend thanks to the care and patience of Mr Bolger. I also found the pricing of this practice extremely reasonable unlike most of private practice medicine.
I’d highly recommend this clinic because of its nice, friendly and experienced team; they all are very professional in every aspect, you would get the best advise here! Also, the clinic looks very modern from the inside and you will just feel very comfortable and relaxed throughout the whole process in a place like this.
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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.
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.
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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