Reading Vision

Reading Vision Correction

Correction of Reading Vision (Presbyopia)

Tired of having half a dozen pairs of reading glasses scattered around the house?

If you need reading glasses, it may be because you have Presbyopia- an eye condition that affects everyone as they get older. With presbyopia, it becomes difficult to see things up close.

Say goodbye to reading glasses and say hello to crystal clear Near Vision like never before. Viewpoint is the only Clinic in the North to offer a safe, painless and permanent way to correct your near vision with Refractive Lens Exchange and ‘State of the Art’ Advanced Implants such as Multifocal and EDOF (Extended Depth of Focus) lenses.

For patients who are presbyopic (aged over 45-50 years), Refractive Lens Exchange with advanced lens implants are revolutionary breakthroughs.

Viewpoint is proud to be able to offer:

- State-of-the-art treatment at affordable prices while achieving Clinical Excellence

- Highly qualified and experienced eye surgeons with over 20 years’ experience in vision correction

- All options for your vision correction fully explained including LASIK, LASEK/PRK, Intralase or Femtosecond and implant procedures

- All Laser LASIK and Wavefront guided technology

- Fully comprehensive after care programme following your surgery

- Fixed, all-inclusive prices regardless of your prescription, starting from £945 per eye

What is Presbyopia?

Presbyopia or Dysfunctional Lens Syndrome (DLS) is a naturally occurring process that comes with aging and affects millions of people every day. The natural lens inside your eye helps you focus on objects close to you as it is very flexible and clear. It works like a ‘zoom’ lens inside your eye so that you can focus on objects at all distances from near to far. This ability to focus clearly on near objects is called Accommodation. However, as you get older the natural lens loses its flexibility and clarity and therefore loses its ability to focus on near objects. This deterioration continues gradually and the early changes go unnoticed. However around mid 40s presbyopia is noticeable when you need to hold books, menus and other prints at arm’s length in order to read them. In the end, people have to add magnification to make the letters large enough to read with reading glasses.

In addition to loss of flexibility, the natural lens also starts to get discoloured as the proteins within the lens deteriorate. This discolouration causes mild glare and visual blur which particularly affects night driving.

As age progresses, your ability to focus on distant objects is also affected and you require not just reading glasses but distance glasses as well. Most people, therefore, end up wearing bifocals or varifocal glasses.

Eventually, the natural lens becomes dark enough to block the light going into your eye and we then call this a cataract. If left untreated the cataract becomes more dense and blocks all light so that you cannot see through it.

Refractive Lens Exchange – Cure for Presbyopia!

The good news is that there is a cure for Dysfunctional Lens Syndrome. This involves removing the dysfunctional lens and replacing it with a plastic intraocular lens implant. The new plastic lens allows you to see more clearly as it is clear rather than being discoloured. The advanced technology lenses we use called Multifocal or Extended Depth of Focus (EDOF) lenses allow you to focus on objects at far and near without the need for glasses. They can also correct your astigmatism, so called toric (astigmatism correcting) lenses. While these implants are never quite as good as the natural lens you were born with they can be life changing and are one of the most spectacular successes of modern technology.

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