PRESBYOND - for when reading glasses are needed
This pioneering laser vision correction procedure, available only in a limited number of UK centres, can improve your quality of vision, if you:
Would like to enjoy an active lifestyle without the compromise of glasses
Are fed up of wearing distance and near glasses
Have dry eyes with your contact lens wear or have become contact lens intolerant
Would like to reduce the risks of contact lens wear
Are not satisfied with the quality of vision achieved with your multifocal contact lenses or glasses
What is PRESBYOND?
PRESBYOND laser blended vision can reduce or eliminate the need for reading glasses. As we get older our natural lens loses its elasticity and ability to focus, a condition called presbyopia or dysfunctional lens syndrome, necessitating glasses for near vision activities.
PRESBYOND laser vision correction focuses your dominant eye for distance and the other eye for near, with a unique blend zone that provides good intermediate vision. It is also combined with the correction of other refractive errors, including short-sightedness, long-sightedness and astigmatism, reducing or eliminating the need for distance glasses.
What are the benefits of PRESBYOND laser blended vision?
An active lifestyle without the hassle of glasses or contact lenses
Reduced dependency on spectacles
No multifocal contact lens wear and associated risks
Less dry eye than contact lens wear
Quick improvement in vision following the procedure
Frequently asked questions
Is laser vision correction painful?
A slight pressure feeling may be noticed during the procedure but no pain. Your eyes will be slightly gritty and sensitive to light for the first day or two.
Can laser vision correction cause blindness?
Permanent serious loss of vision following laser vision correction is extremely rare, as the procedure is not carried out inside the eye but on the outside.
Poor vision may be caused if an infection were to develop following the procedure; the risk of this occurring is approximately 1 in 10000. In the worst likely scenario, a form of corneal transplantation may be required to replace a damaged block of tissue in the cornea, restoring vision usually to driving standards. Problems that can lead to the need for transplantation include scarring after infection or an abnormal healing response, and an unstable corneal shape, also called corneal ectasia. These problems occur infrequently, and can often be corrected without transplant surgery.
Does laser vision correction cause dry eye?
For patients with a healthy eye surface prior to the procedure, lasting dry eye symptoms are unusual. Dry eye symptoms and intermittent blurring (variable vision) can be caused by reduced stability of the tear film between blinks.
Tear film stability and dry eye symptoms improve over the first two to three months after the procedure. During this period, most patients require the use of frequent tear supplements. Contact lens wearers usually experience an improvement in dry eye symptoms compared to before the procedure!
Is laser vision correction permanent?
The effects of laser vision correction on the cornea and your vision are permanent. However, in your fifth decade of life and later the natural lens inside your eye undergoes changes that may change your prescription; PRESBYOND future-proofs you for many years and top-up treatment can be carried out later in life if required.
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How to proceed?
If you interested in a consultation or surgery, call or send us a message
Select a hospital for consultation: Wessex Nuffield, Guildford Nuffield, Southampton Spire or Southampton General Hospital
At your consultation your symptoms and needs will be ascertained, you will have a detailed eye examination and scans, and a surgical plan made to match your eyes and needs
Surgery is carried out at the Wessex Nuffield Hospital
Select a hospital for your follow-up consultation: Wessex Nuffield, Guildford Nuffield, Southampton Spire or Southampton General Hospital