Presbyopia literally translates as “old eye”. Unfortunately, ageing affects the eye just as it affects every part of the body.
Presbyopia literally translates as “old eye”. Unfortunately, ageing affects the eye just as it affects every part of the body. Starting in early middle age, the lens inside the eye begins to lose its ability to change shape “zoom” from distance to near and back.
As we cannot avoid ageing, nobody is immune to developing presbyopia, and if left unchecked, inevitably leads to the need for reading glasses, bifocals, or varifocals. In this short video, one of the expert laser eye surgeon doctor Crap explains what presbyopia is and how it changes the eyes as we get older.
Many Clinics will tell you that extremely high prescriptions automatically require synthetic lens implants. That is not always the case as we have developed safe, highly effective laser surgery techniques and have successfully treated extremely high prescriptions indeed. If your optician or laser surgeon has told you that laser eye surgery is not suitable for you, then we may be able to help.