Get your glasses and read this – a new approach to a 30-year-old procedure is freeing people in their 40s from glasses dependence.
Cataract sufferers have been undergoing Lens Replacement Surgery since the 1980’s, and it is regarded as one of the safest and most effective surgical procedures performed today.
What many people don’t know though is that a very similar procedure can help you say goodbye to glasses dependence – getting rid of those reading glasses that you hate.
If you are in your 40s, or older, and you now wear reading glasses, even though you didn’t need them when you were younger – it’s likely you have a condition called Presbyopia.
Common indicators include realising that you can no longer see as clearly as you once did and that your limbs don’t seem to be long enough to hold out that menu you used to read at arm’s length.
You are starting to depend on those glasses, that you hate admitting you need to wear. You resent that they are always downstairs, upstairs, in the car or in your purse. You always had great vision and wonder how you ended up here.
Presbyopia is an age-related vision disorder that is considered a natural part of ageing.
It affects the sight of 1.3 million Australians and sets off a cycle of “glasses on, glasses off, glasses on” as your prescription gets worse, and your lenses get thicker and thicker.
With the latest advancements in cataract surgical techniques and through the learnings of lens replacement treatments for cataract patients there is now a solution for helping those with Presbyopia to ultimately decrease or remove their dependence on reading glasses for near and far sight needs, using a lens that has a trifocal design that responds to different visual demands.
These world class, up-to-date treatments have gained popularity here and overseas and have developed a reputation as safe, predictable and with results that work for many patients.
The treatment is a day surgical procedure which is quick and affordable.
Newcastle is fortunate to have an ophthalmic eye clinic dedicated to providing this state-of-the-art service called iLaser Vision Surgery.
The specialist ophthalmic surgeons at iLaser Vision Surgery are highly trained in using this latest technology and techniques and will meet with you and see if you are an eligible candidate for this transformational procedure.
To learn more visit www.ilaservision.com.au or phone 02 49296738.
All surgery comes with unique risks and the decision to go ahead must be made by each individual based on the relevant facts and circumstances, acting in consultation with your ophthalmologist.